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Leanne says ...
Thanks for the helpful hints from two of my favorite stores! I have 2 Elfa closets, but I haven't tried the lunch containers. These are great ideas for lunch! Thank you! :)
08/17/2011 6:23:55 PM CDT
Teresa E. says ...
I love to pack slices of bananas with peanut butter in my lunch as a snack as well as a pasta salad with salmon!
08/17/2011 6:23:57 PM CDT
Kathy says ...
Great! Very quick to watch and simply done. Great ideas. However, the darkhaired woman said about the cream cheese bagel - it is important that my children don't drink synthetic hormones - as far as I know, milk does not contain BGH. The cows are given it, it does not pass into the milk but it does make them prone to more disease and infection hence the need for antibiotics. Just wanted to clarify that...
08/17/2011 6:25:20 PM CDT
jinjer says ...
What fun all those lunch containers are. I love the cube for toting my raw vegies.
08/17/2011 6:25:47 PM CDT
Margaret Chapman says ...
My husband and I both work and take our lunches. When we cook, we make two extra servings. When we go out, we usually get "doggie" bags. We need safe, microwavable containers.
08/17/2011 6:26:22 PM CDT
Julie says ...
Whole grain bread with almond butter. Greek yogurt. Red, orange and yellow bell pepper strips. Some berries and Water.
08/17/2011 6:27:24 PM CDT
Mary Hefty says ...
8 of my 9 children will be packing lunches this year. I am looking at economical and safe way to do that. I am surprised at all the choice there are available.
08/17/2011 6:27:28 PM CDT
Theresa says ...
I worked as a director for a before and after school program for the past three years. I was not in charge of lunches, but I had to think of an afternoon snack that most kids would enjoy. It was important to me to also make the snacks healthy. I made things that I knew they would enjoy: quesadillas, pasta, toast, fruit smoothies, etc. However, I would make these items healthy by using whole grain tortillas, low fat cheese, whole grain pasta, and whole grain toast. I would mix in small pieces of veggies in their macaroni and cheese. A special "treat" I would make that tasted like dessert was a graham cracker smeared with low fat cream cheese with jam on top. It tastes like cheesecake, I promise.
08/17/2011 6:28:04 PM CDT
Juliann Goldman says ...
It is hard to find reusable containers and lunchboxes that work together. I look forward to some new products.
08/17/2011 6:29:01 PM CDT
Nicole says ...
My kids love hummus with cut up vegetables, apples cut up with almond butter or honey roasted peanut butter or a cheese stick, yogurt and a piece of fruit. They also love to munch on chick peas so a small container with a few chick peas is usually a must in their lunch boxes.
08/17/2011 6:29:52 PM CDT
Staci says ...
One of my favorites is to take a piece of Applegate Farms deli meat, spread homemade bacon mayo on it, add a slice or two of bacon, a few leaves of spinach, and a tomato...easy BLT's!
08/17/2011 6:30:29 PM CDT
Michele Moore says ...
I like to pack organic yogurt, fresh fruit, and whole grain cereal. When I get hungry, I mix them together for a delicious, naturally sweet, crunchy snack or meal.
08/17/2011 6:31:17 PM CDT
Kate Hamilton says ...
I like to make Bento lunches for my kids (cut fun shapes out of sandwiches, cheese, meats. Use colorful picks and cupcake liners). The more fun that I make lunch the more they eat!
08/17/2011 6:31:53 PM CDT
Jerri says ...
When we have lunch at home I love to juice fruits & veggies for homemade Popsicles. Great treat on a hot day!
08/17/2011 6:32:21 PM CDT
Donna Norman says ...
My son shopped with me and discovered the fresh ground peanut butter with chocolate chips in it. He loved using the machine, and likes to make peanut butter sandwiches with peanut butter in between apple slices.
08/17/2011 6:33:16 PM CDT
erin says ...
One of the easiest lunches I pack for my daughter, that she loves, is brown sushi rice, half an avocado, and roasted seaweed for her to make her own mini sushi rolls. Another favorite is an assortment of fresh cut veggies (carrots, snap peas, etc), whole grain mini pitas, and hummus for dipping.
08/17/2011 6:34:00 PM CDT
katherine garcia says ...
I like to pack cheese cubes, cut up nitrate free hotdogs, and goldfish with some all natural mnms.
08/17/2011 6:34:35 PM CDT
Kerry Hodak says ...
Leftovers...if a kid likes a healthy meal for dinner, sometimes that makes a great cold lunch. This can be true of bbq chicken among other healthy options.
08/17/2011 6:34:45 PM CDT
Cheryl Nakao says ...
I've used those divided containers to make fun, healthy versions of those Lunchable things. Better quality meats, crackers, cheese along with fresh fruit. My kids LOVE it.
08/17/2011 6:38:20 PM CDT
diane says ...
Many kids love the pre-packaged snack lunches that have a compartment for everything. Replicating this with your own small containers using healthier ingredients is also cost effective and better for the environment. And it expands the possibilities of what you can take - salad with dressing separated, fruit with a yogurt dip, celery with peanut butter, etc.
08/17/2011 6:38:51 PM CDT
Teresa A says ...
Make your own lunchables by using multigrain or whole grain crackers, cheese cubes or slices and deli meat from the deli. Sliced apples with low fat caramel dipping sauce, mini baby carrots with low fat ranch, watermelon chunks, fresh fruit whatever is in season.
08/17/2011 6:38:53 PM CDT
Steph says ...
I've been shredding up fresh summer squash and tossing it with spinach, an ezekiel wrap, some heirloom tomatoes, and Choosing Raw's cashew "ricotta" for a filling summer salad that is easy to tupperware up in the AM, and doesn't get soggy by lunchtime. Yum!
08/17/2011 6:40:30 PM CDT
Kim says ...
As a vegan, I prefer the good ol' fashioned PB & J on whole grain bread. The nut butter keeps you full for a long time and that extra bonus of fiber from the whole grains. I could eat it everyday!
08/17/2011 6:41:51 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
An organic peanut butter & jelly sandwich with raisins!
08/17/2011 6:42:20 PM CDT
Monica says ...
My 7-year-old son was a bear in a past life. He loves steak cooked rare and fish with its skin on. And berries. And honey. On the way to school he likes to turn over rocks to check out the bugs under them (but he doesn't eat them thank goodness). In his lunch I pack wild salmon (with the skin) cooked the evening before, and would really LOVE to know a way to pack sardines in his lunch without it making a stink, because he loves them!
08/17/2011 6:42:51 PM CDT

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