Expert Advice: Creative and Easy Lunch Box Ideas

Are you following @Casey2Cook on Instagram?

You should be! She's a local chef and caterer (her platters are legendary!), a realtor, a mother, and even has been on The Food Network!

With school back in session, we knew there was no one better to enlist than Casey for her tips on filling her son's adorable lunch boxes with healthy, colorful. easy to recreate options, and keeping up the variety for our picky kids!

Casey titled this one, Fruit Buffet!

It's strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and mango along with some fun crinkle cut carrots and cucumbers, coconut chips, and a sandwich of her child's choice cut into squares and triangles.

This adorable one is centered around a mini "sub" sandwich made from a hot dog bun, complete with strawberries, blueberries, Harvest Snaps Pea Crisps, cherry tomatoes, carrots and a little container of ranch dip for dipping.

Dip container shown can be found here.

This "sushi" one is adorable! Salami and Mozzarella "sushi", strawberries, grapes, carrot and cucumbers, crackers, yogurt raisins, and some gummy bears as a special treat.

Small containers for raisins shown can be found here.

Cookie cutter creativity makes this sandwich a fun dinosaur to surprise your little one! Casey added some kiwi and strawberries, rice crackers, bell peppers and carrots with ranch for dipping, and a cookie treat.

Mini forks can be found here.

Last, but certainly not least....this is so cute, we can't stand it! She used cute sandwich stamps like these for mini sandwiches along with veggies, cherries and kiwi, a mini muffin, rice crackers, and goldfish.

Want more ideas? Check out Casey on Instagram!

We found some bento style lunch boxes for you like the ones shown to create your own masterpieces like Casey's here, here, and here.


Casey Repetti is the creator and chef behind Casey2Cook. You can also catch Casey on ABC The Chew or on The Food Networks Cooks Vs Cons season 4 episode 11. Crowning herself #ThePlatterWhisperer and focusing on making delicious meals that are “Easy to Make but Hard to Forget”. In true Mom spirit, Casey also started styling lunchboxes for PlanetBox. You can see her creations here: #C2CLunchboxLove. Catch Casey2Cook on her daily morning IG chats, and don’t forget to “Share a Smile Today”.

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