3 Next-Level Brown Bag Lunches!

It's back to school season, which means it's time for a lunchbox upgrade! 🥪🍎🎓

Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people

Tuna salad

Ritz crackers



Sandwich bread

Peanut butter

Grape jelly



Melted milk chocolate



Fun-sized chips

Hair straightener

Chicken, diced



Plastic wrap


Apple slicer



Large sponge

2 Ziplock bags

Empty pudding cup

Small mason jar

Clothes pin

Washi tape

Pipe cleaner

Googly eyes

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Portable Tuna Salad and Snacks: Soak the sponge with water then place in a Ziplock bag. Freeze. Fill the mason jar with tuna salad. Fill the pudding cup with crackers. Place the ring of the mason jar around the top of the pudding cup. Place the metal lid on the jar. Screw in the pudding top to the jar. Place the washi tape on one side of the clothes pin. Accordion fold the bottom of a Ziplock bag with the clothes pin. Fill half the bag with candy and the second half with grapes. Seal the bag and accordion fold the rest of the bag into the clothes pin. Curl the ends of a pipe cleaner to make butterfly antenna. Place the pipe cleaner at the end of the clothes pin and place googly eyes on the tape.

Step 2/3

Forest Friends Lunch Box: Cut out crescent moons from one edge of two slices of bread. Spread peanut butter and jelly on one slice and top with the second. Cut one marshmallow in half and place under the crescent cutout. Use melted chocolate to make eyes on the marshmallows. Cut out a nose from a carrot. Next, cut off the top and bottom peel of a clementine, then remove half of the peel from the side. Use scissors to form ears on one end of the remaining peel. Use melted chocolate to create a face. Pack with walnuts and celery.

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Chicken Nuggets & Chips: Cut a whole bag of chips in half. Use a hair straightener to seal one bag half. Crush up the chips in the second half. Dip diced chicken in flour, then eggs, and finally the crushed chips. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 min at 350 °F. When baked, place in thermos to keep warm. Cover a plate with plastic wrap. Place an apple in the center of the plate. Use an apple slicer to slice the apples. Remove the slicer but reform the apple slices around the core. Cover the apple with the plastic wrap to keep from browning.

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