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11 creative, healthy lunches to make for back-to-school season

A good lunch is essential to a good day.

For parents, babysitters and students alike, making quick, health-concious and delicious lunches to eat during a short mid-day break can make all the difference.

Whether you're making lunch for yourself or the whole family, here are a few easy recipes to improve the contents of your adult and kid friendly lunch box.

PB & J Sushi

So you're probably not going to roll raw
Photo Credit: Skinny Mom

So you're probably not going to roll raw fish and rice for lunch but this fun sandwich-style sushi can be eaten with chopsticks or your fingers for some gourmet PB&J flare. Get the recipe at skinnymom.com

Raw Vegan Collard Wraps

All raw, these wraps use chopped veggies and
Photo Credit: Avocado Pesto

All raw, these wraps use chopped veggies and more veggies for a healthy lunch with a satisfying crispiness. Get the recipe at avocadopesto.com

Banana Dogs

Forget hot dogs, this banana dog is the
Photo Credit: The Village Cook

Forget hot dogs, this banana dog is the perfect PB & J style lunch on a bun! Get the recipe at thevillagecook.com

Sandwich Kebabs

The same old sandwich gets boring every day
Photo Credit: My Mommy Style

The same old sandwich gets boring every day -- give ingredients a makeover by putting them on a stick! Find the recipe at mymommystyle.com

Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles

This salad uses plenty of veggies but still
Photo Credit: Cookie and Kate

This salad uses plenty of veggies but still packs in the noodle goodness! Get the recipe at cookieandkate.com

Turkey Avocado Spring Rolls

Switch up your typical lunch sandwich with a
Photo Credit: White on Rice Couple

Switch up your typical lunch sandwich with a rice paper wrapper, found at most grocery stores! Get the recipe at whiteonricecouple.com

DIY Bistro Box

One of the most satisfying lunches is also
Photo Credit: The Skinny Fork

One of the most satisfying lunches is also the easiest! Grab some fruit, cheese and hard boil an egg or two for a simple, healthy lunch. Get the recipe at theskinnyfork.com

Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumber and Feta

Just a handful of ingredients keep this easy
Photo Credit: Fork Knife Swoon

Just a handful of ingredients keep this easy to eat salad simple to make and plentiful to enjoy all week! Get the recipe at forkknifeswoon.com

Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

You've probably seen some variety of this salad
Photo Credit: Gimme Some Oven

You've probably seen some variety of this salad at a potluck -- add some edamame for protein and you're set for lunch! Get recipe at gimmesomeoven.com

DIY Burrito Bowl

All you need is a bowl-like container with
Photo Credit: Damn Delicious

All you need is a bowl-like container with a sealable top to pre-make a burrito bowl that's ready-to-eat for lunch! Get the recipe at /damndelicious.net

Warm Barley, Chickpea and Tomato Salad

Making this salad with just a few ingredients
Photo Credit: Skinny Ms.

Making this salad with just a few ingredients is easy for several days worth of lunches in a jar! Find the recipe at skinnyms.com

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