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LaLa Lunchbox

This app provides you and your hungry little monsters with a fun way to plan and pack lunches.

Let LaLa Lunchbox help you plan lunches for your children ahead of time

LaLa Lunchbox

by LaLa Lunchbox, LLC
Fill the lunchbox
LaLa Lunchbox
LaLa Lunchbox
FREE in the App Store

Let LaLa Lunchbox help you plan lunches for your children ahead of time. The app has a large library of food items, a handy shopping list, and syncs with other iOS devices.

Fill the lunchbox. Pick the lunchbox and then the food items to go in it. You can choose from great, healthy foods and just tap to add them. Pick fruits, veggies, proteins, and snacks and listen as the hungry monster munches them up. Preparing your kid's lunches has never been so fun.

Fill the lunchbox
Time to shop

Time to shop. The app keeps track of all items added to the lunchboxes so that you know exactly what you need. When you head to the grocery store, just pull up the app to be sure you haven’t missed Lucy’s carrots or Abby’s bananas. Because you know how kids get when they don't get what they want...

Add more monsters. Adding more lunchboxes is a snap and can be fun for your kids to help with too. After you enter their name, just choose an adorable monster as well as a color. You can also go back to edit them later if your little one decides he wants a devilish monster instead of a happy one. I mean, kids get a delicious lunch and a cute monster pet? What's not to like here?

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What is it about?

LaLa Lunchbox is a convenient lunch planner for your kids with a fun hungry monster theme. Create a lunchbox for each of your children and pick their favorite foods to plan out their lunches days or weeks ahead of time. Each item is also added to a handy grocery list so you can easily get everything you need.

For those who...

  • Like to have their kids help plan meals
  • Prefer to plan lunches in advance

Not for those who...

  • Have no children
  • Like to plan meals spontaneously

Why we love it

With LaLa Lunchbox, the cute monster theme, complete with munching sounds, brings some fun to meal planning. The app also syncs with LaLa Breakfast for further meal preparations.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Food & Drink Productivity
Last updated
August 12, 2020
Release date
May 1, 2012
More info

LaLa Lunchbox is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $1.99

    Gluten Free

  • $1.99

    Nut Free

  • $1.99

    Dairy Free

  • $1.99


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  • $1.99

    Sylina Lunches

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App Store Description

Featured in The New York Times, Parents, The Washington Post and Mashable!

If packing school lunch is a chore, LaLa Lunchbox is the solution! LaLa Lunchbox is the best-selling meal planning app for families and the only one that involves kids in the process of choosing their foods. The app makes lunch planning and packing easier and helps families save time and money. Kids set up virtual lunchboxes and select meals for the week ahead by feeding a hungry monster from a completely customizable Food Library of healthy options. Kids' choices become a handy grocery list for parents.

No more "what's for lunch" arguments in the morning or uneaten, wasted food at the end of the day. The app teaches children and their families about packing a better lunch, helps kids get out of a picky eating rut, and syncs with multiple devices. Add or remove foods at any time to control what is available for kids to choose. Our new dietary specific food bundles (nut free, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and kosher) are curated by a dietitian and designed to provide lunch packing inspiration for a variety of lifestyles and eating habits.

Use LaLa Lunchbox to

EMPOWER KIDS - They'll love picking their own lunch.
SAVE MONEY - No more wasted, unwanted food.
SAVE TIME - Make grocery shopping a breeze.

Key Features

1. Monsters and lunchboxes can be customized by kids.
2. Extensive, completely customizable library of fruits, veggies, proteins and snacks.
3. Always updated, easy-to-use grocery shopping list.
4. One click sync between multiple iOS devices.
5. Complete parental control over available food choices and number of allowable items in lunchboxes.
6. Foods curated by dietitian available in dietary-specific bundles designed to fit a variety of lifestyles and be allergy friendly.
7. Easily save any meal to a library of favorites for quick access.
8. Easily share favorite meals with friends via Twitter, Facebook and email.
9. No third-party advertising

What Others Are Saying

"A slick, fun little app that helps parents and children plan meals together." - The New York Times

"LaLa Lunchbox can be just what your picky eater needs to develop a healthy lifestyle." -

"With this handy app your kids get involved in their lunch and may even get excited about eating healthier." - The Washington Post

"You'll love the lunch-packing organization that LaLa Lunchbox provides." -

"With LaLa Lunchbox, you can take a deep breath and know that help is an app away." - Mashable

"This super handy resource helps you come up with ideas and keep track of lunch-packing for your brood." - Cool Mom Tech


LaLa Lunchbox was created by an MBA mom who was looking for a solution that would make planning lunches for her school-aged daughter easier. It teaches children about smart food choices and helps picky eaters broaden their horizons.

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Important Message For Parents:
This app is free to use with a robust library of food items to choose from but dietary-specific food bundles and blogger food bundles require payment. You may restrict in-app purchases by disabling them on your device.
By downloading this app you agree to LaLa Lunchbox's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service at and

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