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Claire says ...
My kids love rice balls for lunch - sushi rice, chopped, cooked fish, and masago all rolled up together. Add some fruit and carrot sticks and a homemade cookie and they are ready to go!
08/18/2011 10:02:33 AM CDT
Alicia says ...
I love the container with the compartment for a dip! One our favorite snacks is veggies and homemade hummus. That container would work perfectly!
08/18/2011 10:03:17 AM CDT
Alexis says ...
I think that pasta salads make a great, healthy lunch for any kiddie! I make one with rotini pasta, kalamata olives, cucumbers, orange and yellow peppers and feta cheese....dressing is olive oil, red wine vinegar, some honey and oregano....salt and pepper to taste and its perfect!
08/18/2011 10:03:56 AM CDT
Kellie Jaramillo says ...
one of my son's favorite lunches is whole grain tortilla with sliced turkey and american cheese, terra chips, sliced cucumbers, and yogurt covered raisins. I love to pack for myself: boiled fingerling potatoes with hummus to dip in. I also pack diced tomatoes, cubed fresh mozarella cheese, basil, drizzled with olive olive oil and baslamic glaze.
08/18/2011 10:05:04 AM CDT
Dana says ...
The video is very cute! My children are picky, so I am not sure that their lunches are "fun", but they are healthy and the kids will eat them. I make "healthy" cookies into which I sneak things like zucchini or other squash and healthy home ground grains so they are getting a treat and some added nutrition.
08/18/2011 10:05:26 AM CDT
Jim M says ...
School lunches, or lunches to take to work, the pairing of Whole Foods and the Container Store was a great idea. Many of us need to recycle our old (BPA) plastic containers. And I can't think of a better product to put in the new container than wholesome and healthy Whole Food items. And they're great too for storing leftovers.
08/18/2011 10:06:28 AM CDT
Stacy says ...
My idea is to keep lunches exciting by keeping it colorful! You could have an orange day and pack Macaroni and cheese, orange, carrots and orange drink. You could do this with each color and make it exciting! :-)
08/18/2011 10:06:40 AM CDT
karen S says ...
I pack salad lunches. I deconstruct the salad to keep it fresh. I put the nuts and raisins in one container. I put the lettuce in another container. I put the home made saladressing in a pourable container. It makes the lunch fresh and delicious.
08/18/2011 10:10:39 AM CDT
Marcela says ...
A healthy lunch if you have good containers: last nights dinner leftovers. My son always prefers this to a sandwich.
08/18/2011 10:10:54 AM CDT
Sara S. says ...
hummus/cracker sandwiches or hummus rollups, baby carrots, fruit, fig bars.
08/18/2011 10:11:06 AM CDT
Clare Norman says ...
I remember my Mum used to make me variety of Korean healthy delicious lunch daily which made my high school friends curious daily. ;)
08/18/2011 10:11:27 AM CDT
Cheryl Bassett says ...
Thank you for the video. Love the containers. I use them in my lunch for salads and fresh cut fruits. My newest favorite salad is tuna on a bed of green beans with fresh olive oil.
08/18/2011 10:12:16 AM CDT
Lisa Vollenweider says ...
I am an operating room nurse, and I work 12 hour shifts, so sometimes eating healthful meals and snacks can be very challenging. I have been increasing my fitness level, and have learned that 5-6 small meals/day is the key to keeping your weight down, glucose levels steady, and metabolism steady as well. I like to make my own trail mix with dried fruit and nuts, and bring a variety of cut up fruit to grab during the day between cases. I love your "back to school" ideas for compartmentalized portion planning. I especially loved the sushi box...and will try to implement that in my meal planning. Thank You!
08/18/2011 10:16:16 AM CDT
Kay Weeks says ...
I think freezing a container of one of your all-natural brands of yogurt makes for a delicious, healthy treat in any lunch.
08/18/2011 10:16:54 AM CDT
Jean says ...
Even though your "Kid" is in there 20's and attending Cal Poly Pomona they still need a healy nutricious lunch right? My daughter likes a multi grain tortilla with grlled chicken, lettuce, grapes and low fat ranch dressing. A refreshing fruit bowl of cantaloupe, organic blueberries and more grapes placed inside a hulled out melon provide nutrients and a healthy choice topped off with a BPA water bottle filled with cool invigorating water, with as slice of lemon perhaps. all packed in a lunch container made from recycled plastic bottles! Go Green and Healthy.
08/18/2011 10:18:57 AM CDT
Renee Turner says ...
We use cookie cutters to cut out shapes in cheese and sandwiches. I also use a crinkle cutter tool that cuts vegetable is cool designs.
08/18/2011 10:21:36 AM CDT
glenna says ...
Thank you for the wonderful healthy lunch ideas and the containers that were used. Love It.
08/18/2011 10:22:33 AM CDT
Jessica says ...
I use left over chicken to make a healthy chicken salad. I dice the chicken and mix it with plain non-fat greek yogurt, honey mustard, celery and salt and pepper. Sometimes I add grapes or sliced almonds for a little sweet or crunch. I eat it with crackers or in a wrap. Yummy. Simple. Delish.
08/18/2011 10:23:34 AM CDT
Jessica OBryan says ...
Here is a TASTY and HEALTHY meal for kids and adults! - Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Gardenburger patty with Whole Foods Multigrain Batard loaf and organic ketchup and mustard. - Ants on a Log = Celery sticks filled with organic peanut butter with raisins lined along the center on top of the peanut butter (looks like ants in a line on a log!) - Newman O's Cookies
08/18/2011 10:23:39 AM CDT
Jean says ...
I use whole grain tortillas with cream cheese or a nut butter and fruit, granola, or vegetables. I really need to get a new lunch container for my son. The stores had little kid themes but not really anything appropriate for an older boy. Guess I'll be heading to the Container Store!
08/18/2011 10:26:47 AM CDT
Joanna says ...
I like to make curry chicken salad made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo, with celery, lemon juice, grapes, onion, and dill/curry spices to serve over greens for lunch. It packs nicely and my co-workers are always so jealous. :)
08/18/2011 10:28:24 AM CDT
Rebecca says ...
I try to mix up my kid's lunches every day so they don't get bored. But, I do include something from each food group: string cheese, GF pretzels, fruit, veggies and protein (lots of hard boiled eggs!). I use a TON of plastic bags, which I hate. And I keep meaning to get some great containers....thanks for reminding me!
08/18/2011 10:28:36 AM CDT
Rocio says ...
I love Whole Foods & the container store!!! Being organized is very important to me. I plan lunches ahead of time to save me time and money. I also like to make a different lunch meal daily - that way it isn't so boring.
08/18/2011 10:28:52 AM CDT
Cara says ...
For lunch, we have a fresh tortilla, sprinkled with a small amount of shredded cheese (moz or cheddar) and heated in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. It's easier than fast food, and healthy. If you want to be super healthy, try whole wheat tortillas and add salsa, chicken, veggies, etc.
08/18/2011 10:30:18 AM CDT
stacy isermann says ...
Love these ideas! Making lunches are always a challenge leaving me sometimes using the school lunch as a clutch which also leaves me feeling guilty! We are definitely making a trip to Whole Foods (which isn't exactly convenient to where we live) this weekend and stocking up and hopefully making it a family ritual. I am very motivated by this video! I had no idea they also offered these containers. Our grocers offered limited health food options so this will be a nice shopping opportunity. Thank you!
08/18/2011 10:35:45 AM CDT

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