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Melissa says ...
As an alternative to sandwiches, we're going to try a Mexican bento once or twice a week: black beans, avocado slices, and mango chunks (or other seasonal fruit).
08/17/2011 7:51:45 PM CDT
Karen Carter says ...
How about homemade pizza dough with organic pizza sauce and 365 organic cheese....
08/17/2011 7:51:50 PM CDT
tanya says ...
I pack my husband a healthy lunch every day. I try to pack it the night before just in case time is limited in the mornings. One lunch that I make for him is a wrap made out of romaine lettuce and turkey breast. I usually include mixed raw nuts and seeds with some carrot and celery sticks for him to munch on. For dessert he likes either a small flavored greek yogurt or a Granny Smith apple. It doesn't get much better than that!!!
08/17/2011 7:52:34 PM CDT
Dianna says ...
For an older kid, homemade pickles, crusty bread, a few slices of salami, and good cheese (cheddar's nice) make an excellent lunch.
08/17/2011 7:52:56 PM CDT
Melinda Albers says ...
I Love the Container Store! I recently moved from a house to an appartment and quickly saw that I needed to size down and get organized Fast! The Container Store helped me do just that, in so many areas! I have my kitchen yet to do though, so I need to Container Store again! Thanks for all your help! Melinda
08/17/2011 7:53:37 PM CDT
stephanie lamar says ...
I make my boys little crackers with some sliced chicken and cheese. They love making little sandwiches. Easy to make!!
08/17/2011 7:54:35 PM CDT
Linda Pannullo says ...
hi I send my kids to school with bagels and containers of peaches. It is something they can pick up in a hurry on their way out the door. thanks
08/17/2011 7:55:23 PM CDT
emily says ...
Stir-fry with peppers and rice makes a great, healthy lunch!
08/17/2011 7:55:49 PM CDT
annette says ...
rotini pasta with pesto, small container pineapple chunks, bottle with half juice/half water--and none of it comes back home. :)
08/17/2011 7:56:08 PM CDT
susan says ...
Skewers of veggies and fruit paired with chunks of leftover cooked chicken breast. a small container of hummos and a bag or box of celery, jicama, carrots, and tomatoes. a bag or box of popcorn with parmesan cheese and a "roll up" of turkey breast, cheese, mustard/mayo, and lettuce held in a roll with a toothpick. small bags of mixed nuts and dry fruit.
08/17/2011 7:56:13 PM CDT
robin s says ...
My daughter likes for me to pack a lightly toasted plain bagel and in a container lettuce, tomato, cucumber slices and ham so that she can make a bagel sandwich. Along with that I pack grapes, carrots, applesauce or yougurt and crasins.
08/17/2011 7:57:13 PM CDT
Corbin says ...
Favorite new sandwich bread for my little one is the "one bun.". It's a great size and perfect for a variety of sandwich types.
08/17/2011 7:57:16 PM CDT
ursula says ...
I love making hummus of all flavors including plain, black bean, and sun-dried tomato. Then I send celery, cucumber and carrots for dipping. This makes eating veggies fun and gives them a bit of protein in their meal.
08/17/2011 7:57:21 PM CDT
penni says ...
I love to pack lunches of hummus or other bean dips, along with whole-grain pita and a variety of raw or steamed veggies for dipping. Thanks to The Container Store for the great lunch-toting containers they have to offer!
08/17/2011 7:57:43 PM CDT
Rachel says ...
I am a nursery school teacher, and I have never met a child who doesn't love to dip during lunch: carrots in hummos, celery in soft cheese, even a rolled up omelette dipped in ketchup. Dipping just makes lunch fun!
08/17/2011 7:58:19 PM CDT
Carren Panico says ...
My favorite lunch is smoked salmon & avocado lettuce boats. I cut up the salmon & avocado, drizzle a little balsamic vinegar & serve on a lettuce leave. Yum!
08/17/2011 7:58:40 PM CDT
Linda Jennings says ...
Wow! In just 5 minutes I learned a lot about packing a school lunch. I thought I was pretty good at it, but in reality, mine are boring. No wonder my son swaps with friends. I love the food and bpa-free food containers and will definitely try some of these ideas.
08/17/2011 7:59:50 PM CDT
T Eans says ...
Easy, the munchables / Carrots and Celery and Radishes ~ There audible thus fun to eat :) T
08/17/2011 8:02:01 PM CDT
Jeff Hancock says ...
My kids love humus and chips or humus and carrots. My wife bought new lunchboxes this year that fit our Container Store containers perfectly! One pocket for morning and afternoon snacks (yogurt, raisens, apple slices and even carrots) and one pocket for lunch. Those may sizes of containers makes for easy packing more than just a sandwich and chips...
08/17/2011 8:02:05 PM CDT
Lynn says ...
I like to pack all the makings for a sandwich separately which can then be created at lunch time inside of a tortilla instead of on regular bread. I include a small container of mayo with some kind of flavor added (basil, spicy peppers, etc.)
08/17/2011 8:02:15 PM CDT
Will says ...
Taco Salad. Easy and you can prep it all on Sunday and server it a couple times during the week. Cook a lean ground meat (turkey, chicken or low fat beef). Chop up tomatoes, onions, cilantro and one jalapeno and make enough pico for two lunches and for snacking. Then drain a can of Pinto beans. Portion the beans meat and pico into containers. On the day you eat it, pack up some salad and a container of catalina dressing or tomatillo salsa. Add shredded cheese and come chips if you want.
08/17/2011 8:02:26 PM CDT
danielle says ...
Fruit and veggies that we have grown in our backyard or that they have chosen themselves are always appreciated by the boys at lunchtime! Fortunately our Gravenstein apple tree is full at the beginning of the school year!
08/17/2011 8:03:09 PM CDT
carrie says ...
I love the lunch containers featured in this video, and the samples of fresh, whole and unprocessed foods! Very inspiring. I tend to you baggies, which crumple up, and foil wrap, which can be awkward at times. It's also hard to find lunch meats without nitrates, so it's great the Whole Foods offers them. Nice cross marketing,ladies!
08/17/2011 8:04:23 PM CDT
Jaime Murff says ...
What a great video! Because I have kids with food allergies, we really have to watch our proportions...peanut butter is just not an option! So each week we choose a theme for each day (pasta day, Mexican food, Asian cuisine, etc.) and that is how we do our lunches. It's easy to slip in whole grain pastas, brown rice, and then we make sure that there is a fruit and veggie on the side. My kids love it because they chose the theme and it feels like restaurant food (and it gives me hints for dinnertime!) Thanks for the great storage ideas!
08/17/2011 8:04:36 PM CDT
kim says ...
I love the comments made about great lunch ideas and the best container is the colored container that folds out to be several divided containers but to transport it is just one container to save room it is the best.
08/17/2011 8:04:48 PM CDT

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