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LH says ...
I take my lunch every day to the office. These containers are great. Being a vegetarian, it is nice to be able to pack a great lunch I know I will enjoy (that is also cost affordable). The sandwich that I have been packing at least once a week is an avocado, cream cheese and tomato sandwich. I put it on any delicious bread with salt and pepper. Normally some carrots with homemade hummus to go with... Yum!
08/18/2011 8:26:10 AM CDT
Angelika says ...
I always pack any type of fruit (sliced), a small container of tapioca or chocolate pudding (I sometimes mix the sliced fruit in) and a homemade entree which needs heating in the microwave. I'm slowly removing the common plastic containers to replace with glass or BPA free containers. Liked the video....especially the sushi suggestion.
08/18/2011 8:26:57 AM CDT
Melissa Buckner says ...
To save time, I started separating snack items into re-usable containers shortly after I come home from grocery shopping or the night before I pack a lunch. For example, after buying a bunch of grapes, I separate the grapes into small re-usable containers and store them in the fridge. When I'm packing lunch in the morning, I just take a container of grapes out and put it in the bag. The grapes have already been washed, etc.
08/18/2011 8:30:23 AM CDT
Kristen K says ...
I have always packed my boyfriend & my lunches for work! It is a great way to stay healthy and helps us plan ahead for big dinners out with clients. I love greek yogurt parfaits and he prefers a big sandwich and raw veggies with dip!
08/18/2011 8:34:27 AM CDT
Rita Salazar says ...
My daughter always packed a lunch (her choice). Her all time favorites were peanut butter sandwich with apple slices, jicama, pita bread cut up with hummus and fresh fruit - what's not to love about that. She is excited that Whole Foods is opening a store right down the street where we live!
08/18/2011 8:34:31 AM CDT
Bianca says ...
Both my guys are pretty picky about what they eat so in our family its all about disguising veggies in the food we normally eat. Meatballs get pureed red and orange bell peppers, Lasanga pureed carrots in the sauce, and I'll always swap out potatoes in a recipe with cauliflower. If they want a sandwich for lunch I'll find a way to work in some kind of veggie like a couple slices of cucumber or some spinach or squeeze in some broccoli in grilled cheese sandwiches. They think that they're getting comfort food for lunch and I know that they've eaten at least a couple servings of veggies.
08/18/2011 8:38:45 AM CDT
Dannielle Moran says ...
Great video and not only great container ideas but diffent lunch offerings. The video was just the right lenghty and information, not overwhelming. Thank you.
08/18/2011 8:39:17 AM CDT
Cindy says ...
Would love to win the $100 gc.
08/18/2011 8:39:38 AM CDT
Jeanne says ...
Great ideas beyond the same boring PB&J. Love the containers. My son would love sushi for lunch..
08/18/2011 8:43:00 AM CDT
Kathy says ...
These are great ideas. I'm going to try some of them this year. I have my kids get involved in packing their lunch, so they can be as creative as they want as long as it's nutritious.
08/18/2011 8:43:28 AM CDT
genesis says ...
My son loves carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes dipped in hummus as a snack. As well as orange and apple 'salad' for something sweet. Turkey and guacamole pinwheels(wraps) for his sandwich and hes always carrying his water bottle around with him.
08/18/2011 8:45:49 AM CDT
A8ala says ...
Hard boiled eggs! Add some seasonal salad and Mary's Gone Crackers. Whatever fruit is abundant. Herbal tea. And a square or two of very dark chocolate.
08/18/2011 8:47:26 AM CDT
emily (a nutritionist eats) says ...
I love packing pita + hummus + greens/sprouts for stuffing and veggie sticks on the side. Paired with an apple and pb, you've got everything you need!
08/18/2011 8:52:36 AM CDT
Sarah Chen says ...
I always do my best to help my son eating healthy. He loves sandwiches; I usually pick multigrain bread or whole wheat pita bread, and use all nature low fat ham or all natural turkey meat. When I have a little bit time, I like to make him couscous with sweet corns and carrots in it. Whole grain pasta is also good choice.
08/18/2011 8:54:48 AM CDT
Anita Lemmon says ...
Whole grain pita with Marina sauce Turkey pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Toast on both sides like a quesadilla
08/18/2011 8:57:12 AM CDT
Liag says ...
it is that saving of plastic bags, paper etc..this is an easy way to help your kids and the environment..........teach them while they are young......
08/18/2011 8:59:08 AM CDT
heather says ...
Lunch boxes with dividers (bento style) are the best! It lets you pack different foods, keeping the foods from touching, which is a definate no-no in our house!
08/18/2011 8:59:20 AM CDT
sarah says ...
I love vegan grain salads and hot and cold soups travel well in a thermos. I also keep a single pack of Justin's almond butter in my purse.
08/18/2011 9:00:06 AM CDT
kellyniccole says ...
I love the container store. Cleverness never looked so convenient. I like to add fresh fruit, raw veggies, and lettuce wraps filled with homemade tuna sald or chicken salad, almond milk, and a treat like a yummy chocolate chip cookie or a vitacookie or muffin top. A power packed lunch with veggies, antioxidants, and calcium. Gotta feed the brain power and tummies of our loved ones :)
08/18/2011 9:00:35 AM CDT
Karen says ...
Leftover soup is a favorite lunch for my daughter. She has a small thermos that does a great job keeping it hot until lunch.
08/18/2011 9:01:33 AM CDT
Sheryl says ...
adding little notes and stickers give encouragement and gets them excited about getting into their lunch bags each day. I try to think of one new item each week that they haven't had before and stick that in their lunch too. WF and the CS ....what a great combination!!!
08/18/2011 9:08:41 AM CDT
Christine says ...
In a 1. rolled up beef, chicken or turkey in the bento buddies 2. homemade ranch dressing and cherry tomatoes in the take a dip bowl 3. diced cheddar or mozzarella in the bento buddies 4. salted cashews in the bento buddies 5.red grapes in the bento buddies
08/18/2011 9:09:58 AM CDT
Marissa says ...
Packing your lunch is the way to go-you can be sure it is healthy and can know what is in your food. Also, is much more economical and no waiting for your food!
08/18/2011 9:10:18 AM CDT
kristin says ...
thanks everyone for all the great suggestions. my kids love crunchy, natural peanut butter with raw honey. it seems to satisfy their sweet tooth.
08/18/2011 9:10:40 AM CDT
Maryann says ...
I love these containers. I would pack lightly dressed grain salads made with tempeh, tofu or beans, fresh cut veggies, melon balls or sliced apples. Other favorites include hummus with whole grain pita wedges; nori rolls, or the can't resist almond butter or fresh ground peanut butter on sprouted bread.
08/18/2011 9:12:39 AM CDT

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