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Truth: Your kids are just as sick of eating the same old ham-and-cheese sandwich as you are of making it. Win the Best Mom Ever award and pack some of these exciting lunchbox goodies instead. Edible cookie dough, FTW.

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Baked Mac-and-Cheese Bites

We didn’t think mac and cheese could get better…and then we made it into finger food.

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Spaghetti Squash Fritters

The secret trick to getting the kids to eat their veggies: Turn them into fritters.

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Falafel Patties

Pack some pita bread on the side.

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Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

Shh, she’ll have no idea these little guys weren’t fried.

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Easy Zucchini Chips

Aha! Healthy chips do exist.

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Totally Snack-Safe Edible Cookie Dough

Pack a little extra so they can share with friends.

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Pizza Muffins

You’re about to blow those fifth graders’ minds.

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Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

A billion times more fun than PB&J.

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Homemade Milano Cookies

Boxed cookies are so boring.

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Eggplant Parm Bites

These are the perfect portable snack.

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The New Black-and-White Cookie

A fresh take on a tasty classic.

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Beef Empanadas

Happiness = these handheld savory pies.

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Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies

Whoopie! Lunch is officially more awesome.

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