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3 Fall-Inspired Lunchboxes

By Corey Valley
Created January 10, 2017
Switch up your kiddos’ ho-hum lunch routine with one of these creative, balanced ideas.

The trees have burst with fall colors, meaning it's time to celebrate the changing of the seasons with some fun, fall-themed lunchboxes! Fall is a great time to get creative and incorporate your favorite parts of this season into some special lunches for your kids. Think brightly colored leaves, Thanksgiving, pumpkins and get creative! Here are a few ideas my kids adore. 

With a couple colorful leaf picks and a leaf-shaped cookie cutter, I created this kid-friendly, autumn-inspired lunch. Included in this lunch is rolled up lunch meat, cheese, crackers, apple slices and Skylander Fruit Snacks. To make your apple slices into leaves, simply use a small knife to remove sections of the apple skin to look like a leaf and spritz with lemon juice (to avoid browning).


Celebrate Thanksgiving’s impending arrival with this gobble-y-good lunch. Layer a tortilla, cheese, lunch meat, add some candy eyes and voila, an adorable turkey! When it's time to eat, your child can roll up the tortilla to make an easy-to-eat, handheld wrap. In the side compartment I also packed some bright bell pepper slices, a small container of dip, Skylander Fruit Snacks and some yogurt-covered raisins for dessert.


Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate fall’s signature gourd! Here I made my daughter's favorite sandwich and cut it out using a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter. Then, using a toothpick and orange food coloring, I added a few details to the top of the sandwich. In the side compartments are cherry tomatoes, calcium-rich cheese bites and a Reeses Puffs Treat for dessert.