Make Your Own Ice Packs! Soak sponges in water (try the dollar stores!) and then freeze them in zip-top bags. That's all there is to it. As the water melts, the sponge reabsorbs it and holds it safely inside. Totally cool right?

Make Ice Packs From a Kitchen Sponge

Make your own lunchbox icepacks from dollar store sponges soaked in water and put in ziplock bag. When they thaw, the sponge absorbs the water. I completely forgot about this handy trick! Also freeze for ice packs for boo boos kids love them.

If your kids love pizza here's a fun 'pizza muffin' recipe you may want to try. You can bake up a dozen in about 20 minutes and then freeze them. They are good to have on hand as they can be packed in your child's lunch box straight from the freezer. For more creative ideas for kids lunches LIKE US on Facebook @

Wicked-Good Pizza Muffins

Wicked-Good Pizza Muffins These calcium-rich muffins freeze well, can be packed in a lunch box straight from the freezer and will thaw by recess.

Lunch Without Nuts: 19 Simple Ideas for Peanut-Free Lunches // Not allergic...but this stuff looks yummy.

Lunch Without Nuts: 19 Simple Ideas for Peanut-Free Lunches,simple kid friendly lunch ideas

Egg Muffins - great idea for the kids school lunches and to use up veggies

Egg Muffins - great idea for the kids school lunches and to use up veggies.also freeze them and have on hand for a quick breakfast.

This woman is a genius when it comes to organization. This post is for make ahead lunches, but the rest of her posts are equally awesome.

Delightful Order: Time Saving Tips for School Mornings I need to Find out how much nutritional value is lost do to freezing before I start this. But, love the time saving idea!

Freezer Friendly School Lunch Foods. Will save you time and help keep your kids' lunches safer!

Freezer Friendly School Lunch Foods

TheKitchenCookie: Frozen Lunchbox Strawberries

TheKitchenCookie: Frozen Lunchbox Strawberries (also a link to peaches)