15 Creative Lunch Box Ideas

Looking for something other than the same old boring sandwich and chips to send with your kids to school? Between our cookbook, Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook For Families With Type 1 Diabetes, and registered dietitian Susan Weiner, a 2015 American Association of Diabetes Educators (A.A.D.E.) diabetes educator of the year, we’ve come up with three weeks’ worth of kid-friendly snack, lunch, and dessert recipes for you to choose from — each with a carb count and full nutrition info, naturally. Dig in!


Sweet Potato Crispy Chips & DipSweet Potato Crispy Chips & Dip





sandwich and fruit kabobsSandwich & Fruit Kabobs





Protein Powered Lunch WrapsProtein Powered Lunch Wraps





Starry-Eyed Cheese and Veggie SnacksStarry-Eyed Cheese and Veggie Snacks





Gluten-Free Pizza Dipper Bento BoxGluten-Free Pizza Dipper Bento Box





Snow White’s Crunchy Homemade GranolaSnow White’s Crunchy Homemade Granola





Aurora’s Applesauce MuffinsAurora’s Applesauce Muffins





Pocahontas Peanut Butter Trail Mix Balls 871x620Pocahontas’ Peanut Butter Trail Mix Balls





Baloo’s Beef and Black Bean ChiliBaloo’s Beef and Black Bean Chili





Jasmine’s MulligatawnyJasmine’s Mulligatawny





Tigger’s Tortellini Vegetable SoupTigger’s Tortellini Vegetable Soup





Captain Hook’s Cape Codder SandwichCaptain Hook’s Cape Codder Sandwich





Prince Eric’s Deviled R-egg-attaPrince Eric’s Deviled R-egg-atta





Lilo’s Summer Fruit PizzaLilo’s Summer Fruit Pizza





Minnie's Frozen Fruit BitesMinnie’s Frozen Fruit Bites






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Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.