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Geneva Jones says ...
I do not like using microwaves, so, I would like to buy a light weight metal food containers that can be used in small toaster ovens. Preferrably one with compartments for different foods so that my rice & beans don't flow over onto my bread. Where can i buy such? Preciate this service.
08/18/2011 7:45:19 AM CDT
Lily Lewis says ...
Fruit salad and cottage cheese. The secret to keeping it yummy (and visually appealing) is to keep the two in separate containers until they are ready to be eaten. I love this lunch with a seltzer. So refreshing!
08/18/2011 7:47:34 AM CDT
Kelly says ...
I try to make lunch "fun" with healthy snacks that I change weekly. I use fresh fruits and vegetables with homemade hummus, tuna salad with beans, capers, parsley, garlic and tomatoes to serve on crackers. Love the container store!
08/18/2011 7:47:58 AM CDT
Maureen Sexton says ...
Some great lunch ideas and containers to pack them in.
08/18/2011 7:54:22 AM CDT
Rebecca McHenry says ...
Thanks for all the tips on ways to pack healthy lunches and the get storage solutions.
08/18/2011 7:55:19 AM CDT
Jennifer Truelove says ...
We make homemade trail mix. With 4 kids, they can each make a container to last the week with what they prefer. Pairing that with yogurt and fresh fruit makes an easy lunch they don't get tired of.
08/18/2011 7:55:32 AM CDT
Bridgette Dennis says ...
Pack yummy finger food veggies like grape tomatoes and baby carrots along with a half tuna or chicken salad...my kids love it.
08/18/2011 7:55:42 AM CDT
Marcie says ...
I wrap a veggie burger in a large lettuce leaf "bun" for a great lunchtime sandwich
08/18/2011 7:55:55 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
I love having a nice warm meal for lunch, but if I don't have time to cook anything beforehand, I like making a quick veggie wrap with a flour tortilla, cheese, lettuce and hummus with a piece of fruit on the side!
08/18/2011 7:57:36 AM CDT
Tracy Parrish says ...
I'm a teacher and I love the smaller containers for snacking! Both kids and teachers could use this! What an excellent video for great ideas :-)
08/18/2011 8:02:08 AM CDT
Carol says ...
Stuffed peppers since I can modify the filling to be whatever each of my kids preferes
08/18/2011 8:05:14 AM CDT
flamingogurl says ...
I make round sandwiches with one side of the bread having a smiley face cut out of the bread. My daughter loves that :-)
08/18/2011 8:05:17 AM CDT
Raisa says ...
Favorite option is a large bowl of fruit salad with plain yogurt. Other option is a large bowl of veggie salad (any veggie with olive oil, lemon and black paper) with slice of fresh baked multigrain bread.
08/18/2011 8:08:07 AM CDT
Jody Ventura says ...
My son has severe food allergies. I have to prepare everything he eats. He can't have any snacks that are pre-packaged. Or eat anything from a school/restaurant. So I need containers that move with him. They also have to be easy for his teachers to use and know what is in each container.
08/18/2011 8:09:53 AM CDT
Sharon I. says ...
We try to give the kids a little bit of everything for lunch; a peanut butter and Nutella sandwich on whole wheat bread, fresh fruit, and carrot sticks with ranch dressing is one of their favorites.
08/18/2011 8:10:51 AM CDT
Tricia S says ...
A healthy lunch is a school essential, a parent's job to make it seem special. We like a little of this, a little of that, carrots, grapes, apples, with an almond butter pack. A little note to help you along your way, so a smile and snack we share midday. Reusable bins filled with treats, cloth napkin 'n reusable lunch bag - now that's neat !
08/18/2011 8:10:53 AM CDT
Brian McCullough says ...
I like to reuse old food containers and try to never use plastic bags unless I'm freezing something. I'll even use the Debbie Meyers green bags to transport fresh veggies to work. My fave quick easy lunch is a variety of veggies: broccoli, peppers, carrots, celery with hummus. Super quick and easy. Another is my take on veggie fried rice substituting quinoa for the rice. Super quick and nutritious AND gluten free!
08/18/2011 8:14:17 AM CDT
Mary Kasworm says ...
Great video! I found alot of new and creative ideas.
08/18/2011 8:14:30 AM CDT
Chris M says ...
Tortilla roll-ups are fun, with turkey or ham deli meat, cream cheese and lettuce - or peanut butter n jelly. an apple and a piece of string cheese. A frozen juice pack keeps it cool until lunch. If I win the gift certificate, I'd use it for great lunches including ideas from Container store video. Thank you
08/18/2011 8:15:16 AM CDT
Victoria Yacka says ...
my daughters love peanut butter & banana sandwiches, they are quite filling! they also love "snacky" lunches, they get to pick out something from each of the food groups we individually package, like carrots, cheese stick, pita chips and hummus and a piece of fruit, simple for them to make and they know they have everything covered!
08/18/2011 8:21:00 AM CDT
Frank J says ...
The most important thing you can do for lunch is to buy 2 containers and make 2 lunches (of course 1 goes in the fridge for the next day) at a time. This takes only seconds longer, frees up time the next morning, and you can always add salad dressing or sandwich topping each day. And try to buy organic, of course!
08/18/2011 8:21:16 AM CDT
Tracy Parrish says ...
Also a nutritious lunch would be deli meat/cheese wrap and fresh fruit.
08/18/2011 8:21:39 AM CDT
Alyx says ...
Apple with nut butter, some wrap concoction made out of leftovers in fridge or a big bowl of rice, beans, and cheese warmed up and mixed together (big bowl of warm comforting goodness) and a treat or two (or three ;)) like cookies or muffins etc
08/18/2011 8:23:52 AM CDT
Elicia says ...
I love all of the food ideas and seeing different ways to pack them!
08/18/2011 8:25:11 AM CDT
Melody Barszcz says ...
Healthy lunch can be lots of good things to eat, so multiple containers are necessary to have those smaller meals throughout the day. Cut up cantaloupe with low fat cottage cheese, a small salad with some black olives and chunks of buffalo mozzarella, make light mid morning and mid afternoon snacks to leave the lunch period available for a good walk!
08/18/2011 8:25:43 AM CDT

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