LaLa Lunchbox 4+

Meal planning for school lunch

LaLa Lunchbox, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.3 • 27 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Easy lunch ideas to help kids and families pack a healthy lunchbox.

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

What’s New

Version 3.16

Regular app checkup. Stability and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Mina Cheetah😾 ,

Awesome for all ages. Needs a drink section

I am 19 years old and I found this app recently. I have been wanting to meal plan and this app has helped. I found it last week.
I also used the La La Breakfast app.
I think the sections of protein vegetable, fruit and snack are great. The only thing I can think of to add to the app is a drinks section.
I like the little monsters and colors that can be made for each child, or activity. I have one lunchbox labeled my name, and one lunchbox titled Pool Snacks. I like that I can add my own food items with pictures. I used it to plan my breakfasts for the next week. I wish I had found it sooner for myself. I use this app for myself only and I am not a parent.
Mina Cheetah

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much, Mina!

rachelwilloww ,

Makes lunches easier!

This app has been great to get my kiddos involved in making lunches! No more complaints or uneaten lunches at the end of the day because they have chosen what goes in. The grocery list feature is especially convenient, I can see just what I need to buy according to what they’ve chosen. My favorite part is that they get ideas for new and different foods that they wouldn’t eat if it was me suggesting it! My son ate tuna sandwiches for lunch every day last week, something he had never wanted before. I’m all about making it easier to feed my kids healthy, whole foods!

GarySingh ,

Love It! But could have some more features...

I personally love this app. It saves so much time in the morning. But I wish that you could set the limit of items in the lunchbox, and I also wish you could add your own items and delete some of the provided items. Do this in the next update, and the app will officially be the best app ever!!!!! Never mind, found out it already has both features!

Developer Response ,

Hi Gary, so glad you were able to find the feature that lets users change the number of allowable items (from 1-8), and add your own foods into the library. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

App Privacy

The developer, LaLa Lunchbox, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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