Back-to-school and packed lunches are pretty much synonymous this time of year. And after a summer of sweet treats and barbecues, we’re all for kicking off the new school year with a few healthy eats. Luckily, Food52 rounded up 11 nutritious (and delicious!) lunch-packing strategies from a few foodie parents, which are definitely worth stealing!

Carla Lalli Music, who is the Food Director at Bon Appétit, has more or less given up on making her 5-year-old son try new things. Instead, she strives to ” cover the bases and give him things I know he likes. A key part of my lunchbox strategy is to load him up on protein.” 

See the whole story (and more!) on Food52 .