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FatTomato says ...
It's always fun to shape, cut and/arrange items to resemble things like animals and scenery...
08/17/2011 7:36:52 PM CDT
Susi says ...
Eating gluten/dairy/soy/corn free can be challenging for anyone who needs to pack a lunchbox! When my kids and I go out, we usually start with organic lettuce wraps with ham or turkey inside, chilled quinoa salad, loads of fruit and carrot sticks, and homemade chocolate quinoa/millet cookies for dessert. Each item needs to be packed in a separate container to preent cross contamination - but their healthy faces are worth the extra work!
08/17/2011 7:37:13 PM CDT
Regina says ...
I'm surprised there were no thermos lunches. Left over soups, stews and pastas are great lunches and heat up quick in the morning.
08/17/2011 7:37:40 PM CDT
kris mccabe says ...
My 10 and 13 year old prefer lunches made up of snacks-fruit, nuts, crackers. Sometimes a wrap, but never a sandwich.
08/17/2011 7:37:48 PM CDT
Ecotechie says ...
To prevent my daughters tomato & goat cheese sandwiches from getting soggy ,I butter the roll and put the sliced tomatoes and the goat cheese in separate chilled containers. She assembles them in school or eats them separately.
08/17/2011 7:37:55 PM CDT
lindsey says ...
I love to pack hummmus with fresh veggie "sticks" and a whole wheat pita.
08/17/2011 7:37:56 PM CDT
Danielle says ...
You can't beat hummus and dippers, like flat bread, celery, carrots, bell peppers, and cucumbers. Kids can choose their favorite dippers and then have fun eating finger foods they chose!
08/17/2011 7:37:59 PM CDT
amy soden says ...
Hmm. fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden tossed with a light vinagrette and just a pinch of feta cheese!
08/17/2011 7:38:19 PM CDT
Nina Petrenko says ...
My son loves organic baby carrots with some hummus on the side. Organic yougurt with fruit and granola is also a big hit. He also loves string cheese and meatball sandwich. Whole wheat English muffins with sunflower seed butter is both nutritious and delicious.
08/17/2011 7:38:34 PM CDT
Carol Blanke says ...
A good and healthful lunch could be an organic grilled cheese sandwich. I would use organic bread with some organic tomato, organic butter, and organic swiss. An organic juice box would be my choice of beverage. A small serving of organic chips and some organic grapes would be a fine dessert to finish the lunch. This lunch would probably be the envy of the kids at school. I would use, of course, the proper containers to pack this special lunch.
08/17/2011 7:39:32 PM CDT
Stacey Murphy says ...
My kids are so picky and a simple sandwich would be ignored in their lunch. They don't like veggies so I have to make sneaky muffins. Their favorite is black bean, squash and apple chocolate muffins. They also love my kale chocolate cake. I then make silly faces by taking round crackers, topped with round lunch meat and shredded cheese for hair. Now if I could only find a divide container to fit this!
08/17/2011 7:40:39 PM CDT
alice trzeszkowski says ...
my nieces know their aunt will never buy fast food when she takes them to an event in nyc. we always pack nuts and dried fruit in our back packs. the container store containers are perfect for the healthy snacks and pinic food we carry.
08/17/2011 7:42:04 PM CDT
paula pinkerton says ...
cored and thick sliced apples, smear with almond butter or dark chocolate dreams peanut butter dip in granola, nuts, mini carob chips, raisins or any dried fruit. very delicious!
08/17/2011 7:42:15 PM CDT
Sharon says ...
Two of my favorite stores....Whole Foods and The Container Store. Great pairing!!
08/17/2011 7:42:24 PM CDT
BETTY A says ...
Great ideas for packing lunches and not just for kids, you could use it for work day lunches also.The Whole Foods Market and Container Store are two wonderful stores.
08/17/2011 7:42:37 PM CDT
isa says ...
Packed lunches are so much cheaper... and tastier. I like cold spaghetti and meatballs myself!
08/17/2011 7:43:13 PM CDT
Jane-Ellen says ...
For years we have made school lunches together trying to stress each food group needed for a balanced meal and now by 5th and 6th grades they are able to pack a lunch all by themselves that is perfect.
08/17/2011 7:43:32 PM CDT
Mare says ...
I'm a huge fan of the Ezekial 7-sprout muffins with almond butter. Sometimes I throw in a greek yogurt with some blackberries if I'm hungry. Filling and yummy!
08/17/2011 7:43:50 PM CDT
antona says ...
My kids love crunchy veggies and rice molded into fun shapes, so I like to make Bento style lunches using veggies to make rice look like faces, animals and all kinds of fun things. Thanks for the ideas and for the opportunity!
08/17/2011 7:46:02 PM CDT
Jackie Howell says ...
My son will eat anything I have baked into a muffin, so I add tons of fruit and veggie purees into the mix and bump up the nutrition!
08/17/2011 7:46:03 PM CDT
Samantha Polski says ...
I like to put the ingredients for tacos each in their own containers to stay nice and fresh....cheese, rice, lettuce,pico, chicken pieces, and tortillas. Then I heat up the chicken container and enjoy fresh tacos for lunch anytime at work! :)
08/17/2011 7:47:43 PM CDT
sara says ...
my go to is peanut butter and jelly
08/17/2011 7:48:37 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
I love to make a delicious salad for dinner and take the leftovers to work for a healthy lunch!
08/17/2011 7:49:31 PM CDT
lisa says ...
einkorn pasta salad with lots of veggies snuck in, in tomato sauce with grass fed ground beef. apple slices with homemade caramel sauce made with coconut sugar. yummmm...
08/17/2011 7:49:38 PM CDT
Francisca says ...
I love the great ideas and all the containers!!
08/17/2011 7:50:43 PM CDT

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