Today is the last day of spring break for my boys, and Monday will start what seems like the excruciatingly long end of the school year. There are still more than two months until the end of the school year, and that means more than two months of doing the thing I dread most each morning: figuring out what the boys will pack for lunch.

The month's coupons for organic and natural products can help a little. There are several lunchbox-appropriate choices for healthier snacks and beverages. Saving a little money takes a tiny bit of the sting out of this daily chore that I find so arduous.

Coupons.com

  1. Cascadian Farm Soft Bake Squares $.50/1
  2. Cliff Bar 6-pack $1/1
  3. Cliff Organic Trail Mix 4-pack $1/1
  4. Buddy Fruits 4-pack $1/1
  5. Horizon Mac and Cheese $.75/2
  6. R.W. Knudsen product $1/1
  7. Horizon 6- or 12-pack single-serve milk $1/1
  8. Horizon Lactose Free Milk $.55/1
  9. Horizon snack $1/2
  10. Maranatha Almond Butter $1/1
  11. Orgain Organic Milk $1.50/1
  12. Orgain Shakes 4-pack $2/1

If you use the SavingStar app, you can get cash back on Cascadian Farm Soft Baked Squares ($.50) right now, an additional savings to printable coupon.

Mambo Sprouts

  1. Simply 7 snacks
  2. Horizon Organic Fruit-based snacks $1/2
  3. Back to Nature $1/1
  4. Alexia Bread $1/1
  5. Santa Cruz products $1/1
  6. Peanut Butter & Co Peanut Butter $1/1
  7. Upton's Natural Products $1/1
  8. truRoots products $1/1
  9. Stonyfield 32 oz Yogurt $1.25/1
  10. Stonyfield 6 oz Yogurt $1.25/2

If you regularly send foods for lunch like yogurt or string cheese that need to be kept cold, I recommend a reusable lunch bag that can be placed in the freezer like the PackIt. We recently replaced our PackIts after almost four years, courtesy of PackIt. The big improvement in the design of the bag is that instead of a velcro closure (which lost its stickability somewhere in year 3), the newer bags have a buckle closure that makes sure the bags don't come open.

SmartSource

  1. Star Organic Olive Oil $1/1
  2. Wholesome Organic Sweeteners $1/1
  3. Florida Organic Crystals $.55/1
  4. Lovely Candy $1/1
  5. Alexia Frozen Side $.75/1
  6. C&H Organic Agave $1/1

For a lunchbox treat, use the Wholesome Sweeteners or C&H coupon to buy agave and the Star Organic Olive Oil coupon to make these Chocolate-Filled Peanut Butter Cookies.

Target (must be used at Target)

  1. Cascadian Farm Soft Bake Squares $.50/1
  2. Horizon Mac and Cheese $.75/2
  3. Horizon 6- or 12-pack single-serve milk $1/1
  4. Horizon Lactose Free Milk $.55/1
  5. Horizon snack $1/2
  6. Simply Balanced Dairy purchase $1/$7 or more
  7. Simply Balanced Frozen Fruit $1/1

Whole Foods (must be used at Whole Foods)

  1. Organic Valley Stringles $1/1
  2. Stonyfield Grassfed Yogurt $1.50/3
  3. Veggie Fries $1.50/2
  4. Vermont Creamery product $1/1
  5. Good Food Made Simple $1/1
  6. Mi-Del products $1.75/1
  7. Lindbergh Rice Chips $.75/1
  8. Honest Tea $1/3
  9. Earth Balance snack $1/1

Make sure to take a good look at the ingredients of products labeled natural. Some of them may contain GMOs or other ingredients that you may choose to avoid.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.