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Christin says ...
My daughter loves ants on a log, but the log often varies from carrots, to apple slices, etc... (those ants get around HA HA) I also love packing fruits, different cheeses, veggies and leaving a tortilla so she can make her own wraps. She enjoys the creativity and it mimics those lovely processed lunchable things
08/17/2011 5:33:05 PM CDT
Marie O. says ...
My favorite brown bag style lunch snack is carrot sticks sprinkled with Furikake - delicious!
08/17/2011 5:34:22 PM CDT
jenna says ...
most important. WHAT WOULD WE LOOK LIKE TODAY IF WE KNEW WHAT WE NOW? HEALTHIER, CUTER PEOPLE
08/17/2011 5:34:49 PM CDT
Christina says ...
One of my favorites is to have a lunch full of "dips". I'll make a tuna salad and dip pita chips or crackers, carrot sticks with hummus, apples with peanut butter, etc. It's a great way to get healthy produce and some good proteins and fats.
08/17/2011 5:37:42 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I think whatever it is, it's important to have your kids help you make the lunch-it seems to help build a respect for the food we eat. I also always include a special note reminding them how fantastic they are :)
08/17/2011 5:39:29 PM CDT
Rachel says ...
My children love whole wheat mini pita bread, hummus dip, pimento cheese and chicken. A fruit parfait is their favorite for dessert. Thanks for the great video.
08/17/2011 5:39:41 PM CDT
Deb Good says ...
Fun, Easy, and exciting sounds great for lunches. My kid loves sushi!
08/17/2011 5:40:17 PM CDT
Nadine says ...
My son doesn't like sandwiches, so we usually send him in with different containers of food. On most days he has a container of fruit (grapes, apples, strawberries, etc.), one container of veggies (carrots or green beans), a container with turkey, chicken or ham and a breakfast bar. He loves it!
08/17/2011 5:40:37 PM CDT
Daphne says ...
Call me old-fashioned, but my favorite lunch is STILL the one that Mom used to pack: peanut butter on whole wheat, carrot & celery sticks, and an apple. It covers the bases for my protein/carb/fiber balance and comfort food flavor. :)
08/17/2011 5:41:18 PM CDT
Debbie Terry says ...
String cheese is on the top of my list.
08/17/2011 5:41:24 PM CDT
Andrea says ...
Because we eat organically I pack my daughter's lunches to incorporate a rainbow of colors every day. Not only is it fun for her but it is nutritious as well. Her friends love to look and see what she is eating and often comment on how much better her food looks than the cafeteria lunches. I utilize only BPA free containers which last years and keep everything fresh and organized in her lunch box. I love how the containers are top rack dishwasher safe. Keeping my child safe from toxins and at the same time helping the environment by eliminating all of the daily throw away one time use products makes me feel that I am doing that much more to help our planet stay green and pollution free. My daughters favorite lunch is an Asian summer roll which she has learned how to make herself. It is full of carrots,cucumbers,noodles and crab. We also include a sauce to dip it in. It makes for a great finger food!
08/17/2011 5:42:52 PM CDT
Carolyn says ...
When I was working I packed my lunch to save money and as a healthier alternative to 'fast food' or cafeteria food. I loved packing fresh salads. I packed certain ingredients separate, especially the dressing, so that the salad did not get soggy.
08/17/2011 5:43:14 PM CDT
Johanna says ...
Sometimes I just like a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat and some carrots. Other times I like salad with veggies and seitan.
08/17/2011 5:44:20 PM CDT
Janine says ...
My son loves lentil soup!
08/17/2011 5:44:46 PM CDT
B says ...
No children, but I like to pack sandwiches on homemade bread, tuna salad, chicken salad and leftovers, and these containers look terrific. My favorites are the sandwich container and the bento box type container. Thanks for the interesting and helpful video. May even pick up some sushi at Whole Foods and the sushi container at The Container Store!
08/17/2011 5:45:33 PM CDT
Linda K. Noblin says ...
Thank you for the helpful lunch tips. Many of the tips I already use; however, there were a few new ones that will certainly be helpful when the children return to school. I'm a grama who packs daily lunches for my two grandchildren. Every tidbit helps when encouraging children to eat healthy while helping to preserve our environment by packing lunches that have zip impact on our environment. Thanks, Linda
08/17/2011 5:45:42 PM CDT
Katherine says ...
I make my own ice-cube size individual servings of guacamole and freeze entire batches at once. Then, when I'm packing for lunch, I can pull just one out and it's thawed by noon!
08/17/2011 5:46:27 PM CDT
Ann says ...
Baked tofu, grapes, carrots, and broccoli.
08/17/2011 5:47:23 PM CDT
Lauren L. says ...
Some of our family favorites are: Triple A Sandwich - Almond Butter, Apple & Agave on whole or sprouted wheat - cut into the shape of a heart, star or flower. Veggie Sushi with Brown Rice Seasonal Vegetable Soup with Whole Grain Crackers for dipping And, Lentil Sloppy Joe's (lentils and bun in separate containers so they don't get soggy, and with a spoon for serving.) Best, Lauren L.
08/17/2011 5:47:31 PM CDT
Tonya Ward says ...
We've been working on acquiring lots of reusable containers over the last few years for packing my son's lunch. Last year his school actually sold cute reusable sandwich and snack bags as a fund raiser! So I bought several of those. We also use cloth napkins instead of paper in his lunch bag every day. In addition to his favorite turkey sandwich, he likes to pack turkey bacon (cook it for "brinner" with eggs and pancakes the night before and make extra) for a change of pace some days. Food markers are fun for writing on an apple or other fruit for lunch - draw a happy face or write "I love you"!
08/17/2011 5:48:47 PM CDT
Kelly L. says ...
Pita chips and hummus are our favorite quick lunch.
08/17/2011 5:50:19 PM CDT
Gina says ...
My kids are crazy about Asian cuisine so they get a kick out of Bento Box style lunches. It's not the same ole sandwich everyday and they get a variety to choose from. They had complained about how greasy the school lunches were and now they have even raised the prices. Furthermore, we are a vegan family so what are my kids supposed to eat? I take a lot of joy in packing their lunch because they just end up with a mini version of mine which they love.
08/17/2011 5:50:48 PM CDT
Nadia says ...
Fun and nutritious lunch: Fresh veggies cut into fun shapes (skills: optional!), a sandwich piled with tofu and veggies on whole wheat bread (cut into a heart if you're making it for someone else, or even for yourself :)), and a small piece of chocolate to finish it off.
08/17/2011 5:54:24 PM CDT
Teri Meadows says ...
I like to put cut up fruit on kabob sticks. That makes it fun for the girls to eat. It is also fun to get a krinkle cutter and cut carrots and apples.
08/17/2011 5:54:33 PM CDT
Laura says ...
I pack leftovers from the evening before and it's usually even more delicious! Great video - I will definitely pick up some of the containers.
08/17/2011 5:55:47 PM CDT

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