Summer was nice and all, but you’re not, like, that disappointed that it’s time for the kiddos to head back to school. (Nine-to-five childcare? Yes, please!) Here, 13 lunchbox ideas to help you send them on their merry way.

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Mason Jar Taco Salad

Turn lunchtime into a fiesta.

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Cucumber and Avocado Hand Rolls

No chopsticks necessary.

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Turkey Sandwich Kebabs

Skewers are a whole lot more fun than sandwiches.

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Thai Peanut Wraps

A lunchbox for the adventurous eater.

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Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a dish best served cold.

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Italian Sandwich Roll-Ups

We’d like to eat all our sandwiches in pinwheel form.

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Chicken Caesar Pita Pockets

The best way to make your kids like salad: Disguise it in a pillow of carbs.

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Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Hot Dogs

Dear Mom, just wondering why you didn’t think of this.

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Fruit Pizza

And the most creative award goes to…

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Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices

This DIY meal will make lunch hour way more fun.

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Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad

Portable and packed with protein.

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Cucumber Avocado Sandwich

What happens when you put two avocado toasts together? This sandwich, in all its green glory.

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BLT Pasta Salad

They won’t even notice the veggies.

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