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Gessy Ladd says ...
Very informative, love it since my two small ones will be starting school in sept. All very excited! I want to be able to pack a healthy lunch for them, especially my daughter. She has weight issues eventhough she is only 4 years old and it has been hard for myself and my husband to make sure she gets to a healthy weight. When you both work full time and your relatives are the caretakers it can be very challenging. So now that we will be the ones dropping off and picking up the kids, we are now 100% responsible for the food they eat. I saw a bento box set for kids at WFM the other day and immediately thought of buying it for my kids. I don't have a WFM near my home, but when I work on Long Island(NY) I make sure and go to the one thats by there and check all the great stuff the have to offer. By the way has anyone tried a PBJ with a little bit of sliced bananas, the kids love it! or just PB and bananas, delicious!
08/18/2011 11:12:07 AM CDT
Kim Coleman says ...
I pack Bento lunches for my little girl and I normally get my boxes from a Japnese store which is a little bit out of the way for us. I'm so glad that The Container Store have boxes that I can use. Since my girl is only 3 years old, we pack alot of finger foods (cube cheese, deli rolls, steamed broccoli, baby carrots and of course fruit). She also love brown rice ball that I roll up with a little something special inside. Keep up the great ideas!!!
08/18/2011 11:12:20 AM CDT
Terrence says ...
I LOOOOOOOVE salsa and I was told that it was the number 1 snack food to eat b/c of it's ingredients. My mother makes amazing Salsa from her own garden ingredients and some organic foods from Whole Foods. (texastntsalsa.com) I try and make my lunch or snack around that. Chips, tacos, burritos, carrots, celery, etc.
08/18/2011 11:13:49 AM CDT
Kinjia says ...
Pack a lunch with a theme - colors or shapes, e.g. everything round (bagel, carrots cut in discs, not sticks, etc.)
08/18/2011 11:15:16 AM CDT
Stan says ...
I like to pack fun things I liked when i was a kid to mix it up a bit.
08/18/2011 11:33:14 AM CDT
Michelle says ...
I like packing a healthy salad with protein (chicken, etc.) and some fruit.
08/18/2011 11:41:21 AM CDT
M says ...
Last year when my child started preschool, each Tuesday I used a different letter of the alphabet as the theme for the lunch. That kept me from getting into a rut! You can see pictures of them at http://www.basicbento.com/search/label/alphabento
08/18/2011 11:43:05 AM CDT
Viona999 says ...
Woohoo! Love The Container Store.
08/18/2011 11:46:07 AM CDT
nancy itsou says ...
Thank you once again Whole Foods. I am a huge fan of Whole Foods and aa a grandmother I am always looking for nutritious and eco friendly products. I found the video to be very helpful. Thanks and please keep up the great work. I only wish you were available when I was raising my girls. Life would have been easier. Nancy Itsou a happy Whole Foods customer.
08/18/2011 11:47:18 AM CDT
Juanita Davis says ...
One of my favorite lunches is to take Kashi Pita chips and eat them with fresh salsa that I make myself. I can be sure that the ingredients are healthy and have no preservatives!
08/18/2011 11:49:06 AM CDT
milinda neusaenger says ...
I love stackable bento-type boxes for transporting lunch!
08/18/2011 11:52:14 AM CDT
Renda says ...
One of my lunch snacks is a Apple Sandwich: A thin sliced gala or fugi apple with a spread of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon/sugar topped with a apple slice... A very good snack! : )
08/18/2011 11:54:58 AM CDT
Richard Nicolas says ...
Baked not fried is a good rule of thumb for healthy eating. Whole grain and whole wheat as opposed to white bread is a good rule of thumb. Brown rice instead of white rice. Stir fry veggies with protein, protein is always a great option if heat is available. Raw veggies during the warm months. And no plastic wrap, reuse containers....
08/18/2011 12:00:23 PM CDT
Roxane says ...
I like to freeze a handful (or two) of grapes to put in the lunch container. It eliminates the need for an ice pack, plus provides part of a healthy meal!
08/18/2011 12:03:15 PM CDT
Meg says ...
One of our favorite lunches is a small container of hummus, a small container of tzatziki, a small container of matchstick carrots, bell peppers and cucumbers, and a whole wheat pita!
08/18/2011 12:03:32 PM CDT
Anne says ...
I think is very important that we by example, show our children that we too are eating healthy and using the same type of containers. I know that in our home it is always a team effort, teaching by example, making it fun using wholesome produce, staples and recipes from Whole Foods, having our food protected in BPA-free containers from The Container Store. I enjoyed the video, great ideas and containers.
08/18/2011 12:03:57 PM CDT
DR T says ...
Apple Brie Sandwich 1 Mid.-Lrg. Apple 3 Slices of Brie Cheese 3 Baguette Bread Drink: Water “When you eat, Eat well; When you love, make it last long time; When you fight, fight for victory.” ‘HHTHH’
08/18/2011 12:05:33 PM CDT
Jen says ...
My daughter loves to eat a decent variety of grains, protein, fruits, and veggies, but I'm hoping to add even more to her diet by using themes for her kindergarten lunches, like shapes (using cookie cutters for meats, cheeses, whole grain breads), colors (a rainbow of bell peppers, blueberries, and grapes) or numbers(like one sandwich cut in two, three mango slices, four sugar snap peas, and five almonds.)She'll love discovering the theme of the day, and it'll reinforce what she is learning in school.
08/18/2011 12:09:16 PM CDT
Adrienne Pilon says ...
Kids can start packing their own lunches from an early age; they are more likely to eat what they choose and pack! Homemade trail mix or Chex mix is easy and great to take as an addition to lunch and can be a great source of added protein and fiber.
08/18/2011 12:12:24 PM CDT
SHELLY W. HANSEN says ...
wow I really like those container! and PBA FREE! (I think that's what she said) I try to make sure there's no added junk in our foods. Really our foods where made perfect and what did they do- start to try and enhance foods with chemicals, junk! So back to lunch I pack lunches 5 days a week. A must is water, whole grain breads, fruit (what in season) and a healthy crunchy snack. I usually save sweets for when he gets home. I wish there was a Whole Foods closer to us, I go about once a mouth. Thanks Have a great day!
08/18/2011 12:12:54 PM CDT
Debbie Schulte says ...
Nutritious & fun is essential in lunches for our kiddos! I believe we also need to nourish their souls so don't forget to include an encouraging note that you know will warm their heart and make each day better as they are away at the sometimes tough place to be, called school! :)
08/18/2011 12:16:46 PM CDT
rachel halka says ...
my boys love to make their own sandwiches, so instead of lunchables, i pack them a nutrious assortment of crackers, cheese and meat!
08/18/2011 12:17:11 PM CDT
Dorothy says ...
I think it's fun to include deconstructed foods so that the kids can show off their creativity by making their own creations. It's a fun way to get them to make healthy choices. Besides, what kid doesn't like to play with his/her food?!
08/18/2011 12:20:48 PM CDT
DR T says ...
Simple Healthy French Lunch Apple Brie Sandwich 1 Mid.-Lrg. Apple 3 Slices of Brie Cheese 3 Slices Baguette Bread Drink: Water "When you eat, Eat well; When you love, make it last long time; When you fight, fight for victory.” ‘HHTHH’
08/18/2011 12:31:20 PM CDT
Melissa R says ...
Wraps with fresh vegetables & cheese are my favorite for a healthy lumch.
08/18/2011 12:34:59 PM CDT

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