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lo says ...
Casey and Kristie O share some wonderful ideas. There's so many ways to encourage and excite our loved ones with that personal "because I love you" they'll be sure to remember!-)
08/18/2011 3:35:05 PM CDT
Suzanne Schuelke says ...
Easiest yummy lunch we do is a turkey with whatever rolled in a rice tortilla wrap. Organic sliced turkey, thin sliced raw cheese, some lettuce or sprouts, maybe a tomato. We'll be looking into the container store's offerings - we homeschool, but still need to pack food since we avoid gluten and are on the go to field trips, co-op, etc. thank you!
08/18/2011 3:37:40 PM CDT
cheryl says ...
I love turkey roll ups and quinoa. humus and veggies are also a great lunch.
08/18/2011 3:38:32 PM CDT
Claudia says ...
My favorita lunch idea is cucumber with himnos in a pita bread
08/18/2011 3:47:41 PM CDT
Caleb G. Vogel says ...
Take whole grain rye bread and spread 365 raw wildflower honey on the bottom slice. What you want to use on top is sliced plum, sliced apricot and sliced cantaloupe. For the filler you must use spreadable fresh non salted goat cheese and on the top slice of rye use dijon mustard. You can prepare on the side microwaved or steamed cauliflower and broccoli drizzled in 365 organic olive oil (good price, excellent value) after cooking. The whole grain rye is a great source of minerals and with the apricot, plum and cantaloupe you will find a variety of phytonutrients vitamins and soluble fiber. Goat cheese a for protein and minerals makes this a truly healthy and gourmet lunch. Bon apetit!
08/18/2011 4:01:38 PM CDT
Caleb G. Vogel says ...
oh, I actually meant honey dew melons and nectarines!!! aw shoot!
08/18/2011 4:14:08 PM CDT
Taysha Riggs says ...
I love leftovers for lunch. I feel like it's a dinner 2.0. Homemade general gau chicken with a lil' rice makes for some yum yum next day lunch.
08/18/2011 4:14:28 PM CDT
Caleb G. Vogel says ...
not apricots and cantaloupe while still using the plums
08/18/2011 4:15:05 PM CDT
Jennifer Bast says ...
For a sweet dessert that has some nutritional value I like to pack some dark chocolate with a side of walnuts or almonds. You can break off a bite of chocolate and eat it with a nut. Another favorite is to put a chocolate chip in the center of a raspberry - it is the perfect size! Yum!
08/18/2011 4:15:15 PM CDT
Jen says ...
Mixing any of the following vegies in season: Cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber ,carrot sticks, bell pepper slices, celery sticks and radish rosettes. Another container for cubed baked tofu, nuts or cheese. Another container for favorite seaonal fruit sliced into bite sized pieces, or grapes or cherries. A fork or chopsticks.
08/18/2011 4:17:46 PM CDT
Lindsay Stevens says ...
wraps with goat cheese and apple slices!
08/18/2011 4:32:25 PM CDT
Patty McCabe says ...
cute containers to pack carrots and dip
08/18/2011 4:44:34 PM CDT
Kristie says ...
Really cute ideas! In fact, I am more inspired to pack fun, little lunches for MYSELF! I work at a high school and enjoy role-modeling good, healthy eating habits for our students. My daughter is all-grown-up now, so I had forgotten to keep lunch packing fun. Thanks for your ideas! I will add them to my own clever ones...
08/18/2011 5:06:00 PM CDT
michelle says ...
Love the video and love whole foods. I go once a week to whole foods. I don't have kids but what I do for lunch is a salad with fat free feta chesse and almonds and veggies I put that in a reuseable container.
08/18/2011 5:13:24 PM CDT
Atiya Rasheed says ...
Well, if The Container Store has non-BPA containers, that's great, because I usually just use non-plastic anything - traditional Indian stainless steel or Bento boxes made on non-plastic materials. I can pack into square containers with separators a sandwich, fresh fruit and/or vegetables. I suggest for kids, cutting things into fun shapes. For example, consider cutting apples lengthways & thick enough so they look like fries. It really seems to help. You can also use cookie cutters on sandwiches or other hard fruits or vegetables. They really seem to appreciate the many colours of the rainbow, which makes it even easier to get as many different veggies in. So I'll often include as many different colours as I can in one lunch box - make it look like a painter's palate. I encourage my friends to pack only Organic when possible, especially with dairy products. Organic hard cheeses can be cut into various shapes & one should never pack soft cheeses. Many organic milk companies like Horizon, Stonyfield & Organic Valley now have snack-sized milk for kids.
08/18/2011 5:44:15 PM CDT
Elizabeth Stice says ...
I love fresh cut veggies and single serving hummus!
08/18/2011 5:45:40 PM CDT
Karen K. Reeder says ...
I have many ideas, but the best one - The Sandwich Assembly - If you like your tuna salad to stay fresh on your bread just try this method: 1. Place Tuna Salad in medium container 2. Place your bread of choice in sandwich container 3. Place your pickles in a small container Toss in a bag and go and when you are ready for lunch just assemble all the items and délicieux!
08/18/2011 6:09:19 PM CDT
Georgie Anne says ...
These tips are completely useful to me. I'm starting off this year already in a lunch rut, ugh. The most useful thing I will take from this is to prepare the lunches the night before. As a child I hated seeing my sandwich bread "stale" or the jelly seeped through to the other side of the slice. Maybe using something other than lunch baggies or foil paired together with alternatives to the sandwich my kids can enjoy their "made the night before" lunches.
08/18/2011 6:18:13 PM CDT
Shelly Culbertson says ...
I love making all kinds of wraps, and it's great that so many varieties of tortillas are available for this. Almost any kind of leftover can go in there!
08/18/2011 6:23:54 PM CDT
Joy says ...
I carry my Kleen Kanteen everywhere, which reduces recycling and waste. Just fill it up, and GO! I carry fruits and veges with me, as I am on the GO so much. I will GO to the container store and check out there selection for my long days on the GO! Thank you for the video!
08/18/2011 6:52:34 PM CDT
Barrie says ...
Whole wheat tortillas with refried beans, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes! Add 100% fruit juice, a whole wheat chocolate cookie and and an apple and your kid is set to go!
08/18/2011 6:55:59 PM CDT
Katie says ...
I let my kids give me their "order" the night before school. Each child get his own custom made meal which always includes a fruit or vegetable and a water bottle. I know they will eat lunch because it is exactly what they want and the extra work does not go to waste as I know they are getting a healthy lunch. Lunches range from vegetarian dumplings with edamame and a salad to homemade pizza triangles with a side of organic strawberries.
08/18/2011 7:01:05 PM CDT
Lorraine says ...
What fun ideas and wonderful fun containers! And BPA free :) Thank you. One of my favorite kids lunches includes grapes and cheese cubes stacked on a flat (safe) toothpick; accompanied by whole grain crackers.
08/18/2011 7:01:07 PM CDT
Patricia Wheatley says ...
Loved all the ideas for lunch and the great containers from the container store! The lunches were even good for adults wanting to save money on lunches. Thanks!
08/18/2011 7:11:59 PM CDT
Marilyn says ...
Thanks for the wonderful video! I'm planning to get some of these for my grandchildren so they can use these with your creative lunch ideas!
08/18/2011 7:13:32 PM CDT

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