3 creative ways to pack vegetables for school lunch.

3 fun ideas for how to pack veggies in school lunch so that the kids actually eat them.

How to pack avocado toast for school lunch.

My foolproof way for packing avocado toast in school lunch so that it doesn't get mushy, brown, or generally icky.

How to put together Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs

Making smoothies is easy, but not always busy-weekday-mornings-easy. These Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs are a game changer that change that and make smoothies possible no matter what.

Top 5 easy dinner recipes for your busiest weekdays.

My favorite busy weeknight dinner solutions.

Fruit sushi! Super fun and healthy school lunch recipe.

Turn fresh fruit into Fruit Sushi, a healthy (even protein-packed) school lunch that the kids will love. So fun!

Back to school lunch ideas: Lunch on a stick!

Food on a stick always wins, so why not pack lunch on a stick? These ideas are sure to be a win with the kids.

Back-to-school mornings: Top 5 quick, healthy breakfast recipes.

Back-to-school means more than school lunch. Make sure the kids get a healthy start even on the busiest mornings with my favorite quick, healthy breakfast recipes.

How to pack school lunch like a pro in 5 easy steps.

School lunch recipes are great, but the real lifesaver is knowing how to throw one together fast without a recipe. These tips will help you master the school lunch once and for all.

How to make DIY Sunbutter: Perfect for nut-free school lunches

Whether yours is a family contenting with nut allergies or just looking for a nutritious swap for your staple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sunflower seed butter is a life saver.

School lunch recipe: Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

It's no secret that I keep a package of all-natural, ready-made crescent roll dough in the back of my fridge as back up. Using it is far from an everyday thing—I call on it a couple of times a year to make these half-homemade Strawberry and Cream Breakfast Rolls and these Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls for school lunch—but when I crave that pop-n-fresh taste and am short on time, it's the perfect solution. Well, at least if it's dough from Immaculate Bakery. The ingredients list is not perfect and far from homemade, but it's natural and that matters. Not to belabor the point, but I'm going to belabor the point... If you can't find Immaculate Bakery, I really do encourage you to find another all-natural brand (and if you find one, share it with us!). Most conventional brands are packed with crazy ingredients that are not worth it. If you can't find all-natural crescent roll dough, make my ham and cheese muffins instead. Okay, now back to business. (more after the jump)

Healthy, on-the-go breakfast recipe: Baked Oatmeal Bites

A make-ahead breakfast that you can store in the freezer for a nutrient-rich, grab-and-go breakfast.

Homemade Cheddar Crackers: The ultimate all-purpose recipe for school lunch, snack time, holiday parties, and more.

This homemade cheddar cracker recipe works for everything: school lunch, cocktail parties, play dates, baking with kids, snack time, and more.

Pesto Pizza Rolls: A perfect make-ahead school lunch or weeknight dinner

These rolls are easy to make and make a nutritious substitute to that icky, cafeteria frozen pizza. Check it out!

School Lunch Recipe: Make-Ahead Ham and Cheese Muffins

Someone one the One Hungry Mama YouTube channel recently asked me for more make-ahead school lunch recipes. You know I'll never refuse you ideas when you ask for them (speak up and ask away!), so I whipped up these easy Ham and Cheese Muffins. This savory muffin recipe is a fresh take on the classic ham and cheese sandwich. Not only is it tastier than a plain old sandwich, it can also be made ahead of time. How many sandwiches can you say that about? (more after the jump)

2014 Back-to-School Lunch Gear Guide

It's back to school time again! I can hardly believe it, but here we are searching for backpacks, lunch boxes and school lunch recipe inspiration. As with every year, I'm here to help you find the best lunchbox gear the new season has to offer, but I'm doing things a little bit differently. (Don't worry, mamas: change is good!) Instead of reinventing the wheel, so to speak, this year I'm going to point you to a few places—here and at my other home, Cool Mom Picks—for everything you need to put together the coolest, most delicious school lunches you can manage. Why point you around this year? Well, first off, the 2013 One Hungry Mama Back-to-School Lunch Gear Guide was so good (if I do say so myself) that I've become a die hard for some of the products there and I want to make sure that you know about them. And new stuff? Well, my Cool Mom Picks team, in all their glorious good taste, have put together the ultimate guides to the best lunch boxes and lunch bags and also the coolest school lunch accessories. Plus, I know you Pinterest-pinning, Facebook-liking, tumbler-hopping mamas are using to jumping around a bit if it means discovering the best stuff the web has to offer. And that's exactly what this year's Back-to-School Lunch Guide has in store. So, go ahead, click to read more and check out all the school lunch goods. (more after the jump)

Back to school lunch ideas: DIY Taco Lunchable

While I'm deep in denial, soaking up the last days of summer while we still have three weeks before school begins in NYC, I know that many of you are in the throes of transitioning to your school routine. Or at least prepping for that. Early mornings, homework, after school activities and, of course, school lunch. One a day, every school day, for the entire school year. It's a lot, which is why, even though I spend most of these days squeezing my eyes shut, plugging my ears and pretending that I don't see or hear the school year approaching, I've managed to put together a series of back to school lunch recipe videos. (The things I do for you guys!) The first one was a video with healthy dip recipes for the lunch box. All three are perfect antidotes for the sandwich blahs. (Believe me, they'll kick in sooner than you expect.) And now I'm taking on the lunchable with a DIY version of the every popular Taco Lunchable. (more after the jump)