KD Finds: Think Outside the Lunchbox

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KD Finds: Think Outside the Lunchbox

Want to pack a smart and stylish lunch? We found five awesome picks that think outside the lunch box. Whether they're space-saving, eco-friendly or just plain fun, these lunch accessories will help you break out of a lunch rut.

1. LunchBots

Pack a variety of your favorite foods in these bento lunch containers made from food-grade stainless steel. They're a BPA-free alternative to plastic containers.

$17-$21 each; lunchbots.com

2. PackIt Personal Cooler

Skip bulky ice packs for this freezable lunch cooler. Thanks to a patented gel in their liner, these coolers can keep food cold for up to ten hours.

$20 each; packitcool.com

3. LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags

Want a greener lunch? Replace plastic bags with these reusable fabric bags made from food-safe cotton. This simple switch can keep hundreds of plastic baggies out of landfills.

$9 for each sandwich bag and $8 for each snack bag; lunchskins.com

4. Aladdin Expandable Snack Containers

When you're done snacking, just collapse the container for easy storage. Kids will get a kick out of smooshing them down!

$6 for each 12 oz. container or $7 for each 20 oz. container; shopaladdin-pmi.com

5. The Lunch Punch sandwich cutters

Make lunch special with these fun sandwich cutters. Kids can get in on the action by helping you punch out their favorite shapes.

$14.50 for set of four; amazon.com

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Got the brown bag blues? Shake up your lunch with these fun and functional lunch accessories.

Bringing lunch to school or the office can be a healthier and cheaper option than buying, but the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a tired-looking plastic baggie can quickly lose its appeal after day three or so. If the kids are having their first day of school, that crinkly paper bag just isn't going to cut it.

Break out of your lunch rut with these five awesome finds that think outside the lunchbox. Skip bulky ice packs for this freezable lunch cooler that keeps food cold for up to ten hours, and pack smarter with these collapsible snack containers. From snazzy snack bags that help reduce waste to cute sandwich cutters, our picks will help you pack a smart and stylish lunch.

Check out our slideshow above to discover our five picks for a better lunch.

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