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Kat says ...
love the thick sandwich containers - they can hold sandwiches that are loaded with pulled chicken, lettuce, and tomato without any smashing the bread.
08/18/2011 9:14:33 AM CDT
Ezy Siqueiros says ...
I always pack them fruit and/or vegetables. I make them whole grain sandwiches or soups or salads.
08/18/2011 9:15:26 AM CDT
HOLLY MCKAY says ...
Kids get tired of the same thing, day after day so to make things fun and interesting and different....I like to pack their snacks in your fun Translucent Take-Out Cartons, especially like popcorn. All their friends are so fascinated with what they have
08/18/2011 9:21:11 AM CDT
Lanet says ...
Great video. I love both the container store and whole foods. I get all my storage stuff from there.
08/18/2011 9:21:50 AM CDT
Susan says ...
Lunch is difficult for my son who is gf/cf. He likes ANDI bars, pretzels, and carrots_everyday! My daughter likes crackers and pnut butter and fruit.
08/18/2011 9:28:24 AM CDT
cindy says ...
Cream cheese, hummus or peanut butter with bread, pretzels or crackers always seem to work well. Or string cheese with turkey wrapped around it. I pair it with veggie sticks and a peice of fruit.
08/18/2011 9:30:39 AM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
Here's an idea for a fun, different lunch to pack for your kids as a special treat. (note: you need a crepe pan for this) First, mix up a batch of crepe batter in the blender and leave it in the fridge overnight. To make it healthy, use whole wheat flour, or throw in a little oat flour. When you get up in the morning, make up the crepes. They only take a minute to cook. Spread a thin layer of Nutella or other hazelnut spread on each one and roll it up. Make two or three of these rolls for each child. This will be their "sandwich" (nutella is made from nuts, like peanut butter, and is a good source of protien.) Then slice an apple with one of those apple slicer tools (the one with the wedges that you push down over the top of the apple). Leave the apple attached at the bottom and carefully slide the apple out so that it still looks like a whole apple. Carefully remove the core leaving a bit at the bottom. It should look like a deep well. Now drizzle caramel or some honey inside the hole. You don't need to fill it, just drizzle some in, and swirl the apple around to coat the inside edge of the apple slices. You'll need to put this in a plastic bag or other sealed container so sticky stuff doesn't drip all over the inside of the lunchbox. Finally, you can throw in a cheese stick or a bag of chips, and a small bottle of milk (it doesn't need to be sweetened or flavored... they already have nutella and caramel or honey). If you really want to get fancy (little girls love this) you can wrap the crepes in a small sheet of wax paper and then wrap them again with some pink tissue paper and hold it together with a sticker. She'll think she got a gourmet lunch and her classmates will ooh and ahh over her lunch "presents".
08/18/2011 9:31:33 AM CDT
Bill says ...
Cookie cutter sandwiches. Turkey sticks. Tings or veggie chips. apples,grapes,carrot sticks. tortilla chips and salsa water bottle
08/18/2011 9:32:15 AM CDT
Kim says ...
Love all the ideas and colorful containers. I think it is important to make lunches as colorful and "pretty" as possible to make them look fun to eat. Thank you for your give away.
08/18/2011 9:32:25 AM CDT
Natalie says ...
I would make a chicken flat bread salad. Marinade chicken breast in yogurt and Greek spices and grill. In container put favorite veggies, grilled chicken slices, olives, a little feta cheese. In a smaller container place some Tzatziki, made with low fat yogurt. Cut flat bread into triangles and store in another container until ready to eat.
08/18/2011 9:32:30 AM CDT
Jenny says ...
We like to pack single fruits + a sandwich or pasta. My son is in Kindergarten and I am labeling his food highlighting the first letter of the food in the container so he's learning as he goes along (for example: P a s t a, H a m, C h e e s e, you get the point). He loves it because he is so excited to share it with his friends. This makes it a fun eating and learning experience.
08/18/2011 9:32:54 AM CDT
Melissa says ...
Good ideas, will definitely be picking up a few of these containers.
08/18/2011 9:34:30 AM CDT
Shannon Chalden says ...
I pre-make crustless PB & honey sandwiches for the week and freeze them. That way, they keep the rest of the lunch box cool and save me time in the morning. I pair the sandwich with nutritious snacks like carrot and celery sticks, red beans and fruit. :)
08/18/2011 9:35:13 AM CDT
CJ Jones says ...
Great video! Great points! Cannot wait to share it with the class I am currently teaching for our students who are getting some kind of county assistance. Perfect fit with my nutrition lectures! Most of my students are single parents, but all are parents. I save money shopping @ Whole Foods and I cannot wait to show them how to do that! Eating healthy is as important as being able to do it with your budget, no matter what that may be from food stamps to cash. Thanks again!
08/18/2011 9:36:30 AM CDT
Melissa says ...
Good ideas, will definitely be picking up some of these containers.
08/18/2011 9:36:38 AM CDT
Lisa says ...
We try to use things other thatn just bread - tortillas, crackers, grahm crackers - all create different tasts and textures.
08/18/2011 9:39:41 AM CDT
Terri says ...
My pal Julie has really inspired me to try some bento box lunches with our family of three. I think my husband and I will have as much fun with it as our little son. I love her idea of dessert as tiny shishkebobs with blueberries & mini-marshmallows. And her cheese bugs.
08/18/2011 9:39:52 AM CDT
Laura says ...
hummus & pita
08/18/2011 9:43:00 AM CDT
Michal Nissenson says ...
My son's favorite lunches are: Cracked wheat bread with sour cream spread on it Mini pita with Nutella Almond butter spread on bread. And - I found at whole foods "Dulce De Leche" it's similiar to caramel, but not as sweet and is made purely out of milk. In addition to sanfwich, I usually pack fruit and an extra snack, many times it's raisins. Lately - I pack him dried cranberries instead! Have a great school year!
08/18/2011 9:45:51 AM CDT
kelly says ...
my favorite nutritous lunch is a green smoothie! i love to pick fresh, seasonal fruit and add a handful of spinach and some chia seeds. there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day!
08/18/2011 9:48:55 AM CDT
Nancy says ...
Thank you for the healthy tips! I look forward to making my kids' lunches for school healthier and in less time!
08/18/2011 9:56:12 AM CDT
Katie Z says ...
Love this video, Thank you! A great lunch is tomato and mozzarella wrap with some fresh basil. Believe it or not they love it!!!!!
08/18/2011 9:57:23 AM CDT
Leela says ...
I love zucchini sticks with hummus for dipping as a great, healthy lunch time side. It's a very nice alternative to fruit and peanut butter or carrot sticks and ranch dressing.
08/18/2011 9:57:45 AM CDT
Brandi says ...
I love making a greens/fruit smoothie in the morning to take to work for a healthy snack. It provides me 3-5 servings of veggies and fruit in one shot.
08/18/2011 9:57:59 AM CDT
Tisha says ...
ciliegine with organic cherry tomatoes and basil. a bite size caprese!
08/18/2011 10:01:01 AM CDT

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