Convenience comes with a price - even when packing kids' lunches.

It's easy to throw in a Lunchable and a snack bag of pretzels, but is it worth the cost?

For the most part, no, with items we checked out at the grocery store, ranging from tiny fish-shaped crackers to sliced cheddar cheese.

Log in below for some lunch-packing tips and some after school snacks kids can make.