08/22/2012 05:03 EDT | Updated 10/22/2012 05:12 EDT

The Savvy, The Sweet And The Savoury: Back-To-School Snack And Lunch Ideas

COMMERCIAL IMAGE- In this photograph taken by AP Images for Uncle Ben's, New York City schoolchildren prepare a healthy meal at the kick-off of the Uncle Ben’s Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest, Wed., Jan. 18, 2012, in New York. The competition challenges parents to cook a kid-friendly rice dish with their child (ages 5-12) for a chance to win $20,000, an appearance on “The Rachael Ray Show” and a cafeteria makeover for their child’s school. Learn more at (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Uncle Ben’s)

Facing the what-to-pack-for-lunch-or-snack dilemma is back. It's important to make sure the food they eat will give them the fuel they need to succeed at school. Keep their tummies full and their minds alert with these 10 Back-to-School Snacks and Lunches.


Sunflower Seed Butter, Honey and Banana Pinwheels

Kids are accustomed to playing with pinwheels, so they'll be spinning for joy when they unpack these at the lunch table. (Make It!)


Mini Turkey Sandwiches with Cheddar and Green Apples

Apple and cheddar have always been delicious paired together -- shake things up on an otherwise bland bun and add this dynamic duo to turkey. (Make It!)


Cocoa and Date 'Truffles'

There's a good chance there will be a kerfuffle with the kids over getting a truffle. (Make It!)

For more back-to-school lunch and snack ideas, check out our School Lunches board on Pinterest.

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