I made an art of packing lunches when my children were little and found it to be an exciting way to introduce them to new and flavorful food. Nothing made me happier than to clean out their empty lunch boxes when they returned from school each day. I knew I had passed the test when the only thing left were the wrappers and sticky remnants that their tiny hands had left behind. Now that it’s back-to-school time again, I thought I’d share some ideas for healthy kids’ lunches. Growing up in Latin America meant that my own childhood lunches often included whole grain salads, hand-held morsels—such as empanadas and croquetas—and thermoses filled with warm sopas. So, when it came time to making my children’s meals, I thought nothing of letting flavor and nutrition take precedence over pre-packaged convenience.