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Andrea Zeng says ...
During the winter there is nothing better then soup for lunch. I like to take a thermos and fill it with a tomato soup. Then I take along some toppings, like shreadded cheese, some tortilla strips, even some cooked vegetables and add them into my soup as I eat it.
08/18/2011 12:37:40 PM CDT
Darlene says ...
I love to bring a sandwich with chicken, pea sprouts, and red pepper strips. Make it with Whole Foods whole grain bread and add a piece of fresh fruit and you-ve got a fantastic and filling meal!! The fun part comes in when you have to hold it all together while aiming for your mouth!!
08/18/2011 12:40:38 PM CDT
Michele says ...
Natural peanut butter with bananas and honey wrap! They LOVE it!!!!
08/18/2011 12:41:46 PM CDT
Vicky says ...
Lately we've been taking 100% whole wheat flatbread and making wraps. You can put turkey, provolone cheese, tomatoes, mustard, or whatever you prefer. Melting the cheese onto the bread makes it even more tasty.
08/18/2011 12:53:54 PM CDT
Lori Weidner says ...
Nothings better than lunch from home in reusable containers! I pack whole wheat bread with turkey, white cheddar, tomato slices, and spinach spread with ranch dressing then use a large cookie cutter in a fun seasonal shape to either cut off the crusts or to make an impression in the bread. Then toss in some avocado and peach slices with Skim milk to drink. Fun and healthy!
08/18/2011 12:54:03 PM CDT
Jennifer M says ...
My daughter likes a Stonyfield drinkable yogurt, a container of dry cereal--usually raisin bran--and some sliced fruit.
08/18/2011 12:55:27 PM CDT
Claudia says ...
On Sunday I make large portions of our favorites to pack in lunches the next week. Always a pot of homemade soup or chili, sometimes tuna or chicken salad, hummus, roasted vegetables, pasta - whatever my family is in the mood to eat.
08/18/2011 12:56:16 PM CDT
Kathy Ann says ...
I give my children (canned--simple!) refried pinto beans in a small container with a bit of shredded almond/cheddar cheese on top. Then I include some organic corn chips in their lunch to use as scoops! They eat it cold and love it!
08/18/2011 1:05:12 PM CDT
Kristen Lewis says ...
I like to cut my daughter's sandwiches into fun shapes using tiny cookie cutters. She is somewhat picky, but when her peanut butter & jelly is cut into 9 little 1" hearts she magically is able to eat them all :) Takes a little extra time but I need her to eat!
08/18/2011 1:05:49 PM CDT
robin says ...
sometimes just plain grilled cheese is, well, the cheesiest! just the way my aunt margaret would make it...
08/18/2011 1:17:49 PM CDT
Peggy says ...
Hummus and fresh veggies are yummy!
08/18/2011 1:39:08 PM CDT
Theresa says ...
Just in time for school starting, than you...so easy to get in a lunchbox rut!
08/18/2011 1:48:44 PM CDT
Sandi Soucie says ...
Fruit...it doesn't have to be made into anything special, but she'll always eat it!
08/18/2011 1:59:46 PM CDT
Amy says ...
My son will eat peanutbutter and honey on whole wheat everyday! We add carrots or celery and some fruit to keep a variety.
08/18/2011 2:00:16 PM CDT
Marcia A. says ...
cheese and/or turkey roll-ups, secured with a ring-shaped pretzel or wrapped around a pretzel rod
08/18/2011 2:08:32 PM CDT
Sharon says ...
carrots, celery, and organic peanutbutter....
08/18/2011 2:37:39 PM CDT
Angela says ...
Hummus, pita, and veggies, please! That is a recipe that makes my preschooler smile! If we do go with the American classic of PB&J - I am always sure to cut the sandwich with a heart shaped cookie cutter (and I munch on the leftovers!). I agree that teaching our kiddos our responsibilities regarding our earth is such a treat to enforce early and in fun ways! We encourage Abi to pick out her own reusable bag, waterbottle, etc. We love the lunchskins products that are popping up everywhere too!
08/18/2011 2:51:54 PM CDT
Kim says ...
I love soups and main dish salads, some with lettuces and others without, for lunch. They pack and travel well. Paired w/ fruit, it's my normal lunch!
08/18/2011 3:04:08 PM CDT
Teresa lombardo says ...
Great video. I would have never thought of such for lunch. My kids are going to be packing that. I'll be checking out those great containers, also.
08/18/2011 3:06:46 PM CDT
Ann says ...
Great!!! Very informative. These containers will be very beneficial to us. My son ihas been a vegan all his life. He is also an active soccer player & will be a senior this year. He always takes lunch to school, his favorite is vegan burger on sprouted bun topped with Swiss chard , red onions, salsa & vegenaise , with sweet potato fries. His lunch bag always has a fruit, water & a cliff bar
08/18/2011 3:07:06 PM CDT
Deborah Anderson says ...
I like to make vietnamese style spring rolls for lunch for myself, husband & grandson. I buy the round tapioca wrappers at the asian market. I soak some rice noodles in hot water I buy a cooked chicken at Wholefoods and shred some of it. I add some cucumbers that are thinly sliced and add lettuce leaves. Soak one of the round wrappers in a round pan, then layer a lettuce leaf, then a few noodles, cucumbers and chicken and wrap the filling. Repeat until you have enough rolls. These are great to take on the plane too for a snack or lunch. I use fish oil and soy sauce to dip the rolls in. They are delicious and nutritious.
08/18/2011 3:08:00 PM CDT
Kurt Garcia says ...
Making your own peanut butter is a great way of preparing a nutritious lunch. And, it's easy to store.
08/18/2011 3:14:38 PM CDT
Lori says ...
Loved the video. I liked the variety of ideas that were presented as you know children get bored with their lunches. This gave me alot of different ideas. Loved all the containers. I will be making sure that I make a trip over to the Container store and Whole Foods. Thanks, Lori
08/18/2011 3:21:08 PM CDT
Jean Lumpkins says ...
Peanut butter (or almond butter) with sliced apples on pumpernickel bread. Throw in some carrot and/or celery sticks makes the perfect lunch.
08/18/2011 3:27:32 PM CDT
Traci says ...
The key is variety and making a visually appealing lunch. I don't like eating the same thing everyday so I shouldn't expect him to eat the same thing everyday. I always try different ways to introduce vegetables to my son at school --- whether its carrots and dip, or a veggie quiche, or pasta tossed with vegetables. His teachers and their assistants have always commented on how great his lunch looks and smells!
08/18/2011 3:33:38 PM CDT

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