Packing a simple school lunch on a daily basis can feel like a major impediment to creativity in the kitchen, which can hurt an epicurean's soul. A packed lunch can't be heated or refrigerated. It can't be cut with a knife or eaten with a fork. It can't be messy. It needs to be healthy, while also accommodating a child's ever-shifting, and relatively limited, palate. With so many restrictions, it's no wonder that school lunches are usually composed of a few easy standards.