Gotta Have It: Back to School Lunch

On top of the kids going back to school and getting back in your routine, parents also have to think about making sure their kids get a healthy meal. Tuesday on Twin Cities Live we showed you how to make peanut butter and jelly sushi rolls, but now it’s time to talk about how to pack it all up! Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson stopped by with products she thinks you’ve just Gotta Have for your kid’s lunchbox!

She kicked it all off with a lunchbox she says mom and dad may want to steal! It’s the PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag.
The foldable, freezable bag works like your refrigerator, keeping your food cold for hours. And no icepacks needed! Just fold and freeze the bag for a minimum of 12-hours and then pack it up! Check out their Freezable Grocery Bags too!

If you like the idea of skipping the lunchbox all together, Yumbox might be just what you’re looking for. Reduce waste and pack a healthier lunch with these portioned control containers just for the kids. Yumbox also has a leak-proof lid so you can pack crackers next to your yogurt with no worries! Kelli scored a deal for TCL viewers: Use Promo Code YUMBOX20 to get 20% off your order. This deal is good through the end of August at

Struggling what to pack for lunch? Weelicious Lunches is packed with outside of the lunchbox ideas that your kids will be excited to eat! founder Catherine McCord gives your quick, easy-to-make lunch box ideas and even includes dinner leftovers in the mix.

If you hate the thought of throwing away plastic sandwich bags, Kelli found a recyclable option – LunchSkins! These grease resistant paper bags are 100% recyclable and compostable. LunchSkins also offers zippered and Velcro bags that are dishwasher safe. Click here and use Promo Code LS25 to get 25% off all orders through the end of August.

Leave a fun note for the kids in the lunch box with notepads from Each set contains 25 notes and each note has a unique starter. A 3-pack is $14.98 but use Promo Code TWINCITIESLIVE to get $3 off the three-pack.

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