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Gloria says ...
I pack a snackers delight, chunks of cheese, good slices of breat, slices of apple, salted cashews, sticks of celery and carrots, an exotic rasberry mustard, potato chips.
08/18/2011 7:13:36 PM CDT
nik says ...
Vegan wraps are my favorite. You can fill them with anything including last night's leftovers, eat them cold or warm, take them almost everywhere...so many options.
08/18/2011 7:21:25 PM CDT
Bets says ...
Lunch doesn't have to be a sandwich. How about my favs: hummus and pita bread and veggies cheese and crackers fruit salad and cottage cheese and one square of Hershey's chocolate ;-)
08/18/2011 7:32:07 PM CDT
Cynthia Grieco says ...
Great information I will visit both stores tomorrow. The comments listed below also me prepare. Thanks
08/18/2011 7:38:35 PM CDT
Lillian says ...
I like carrot dip and carrots, sliced apples for snacks. She Loves Almond butter and jelly sandwiches on whole grain bread. Also leftovers are always great! Wholefoods Organic 365 Ravioli's are delicious and my daughter loves them!
08/18/2011 8:03:31 PM CDT
Ashley says ...
Udi's multigrain gf bagel with hummus, cheese and sprouts + fruit salad.
08/18/2011 8:05:46 PM CDT
maricela rebollo says ...
most of the times is best for the kids to have a variety of fruits; we like to pack strawberrys blueberries and cherries pitted of course; or bananas oranges and apples; melon hooneydew and watermelon; my grandson luvsss them; the only thing is I have to remind the teacher to keep her and other students hands off my grandson's lunchbag( just kidding I put plenty for him to share; his bag is always empty)
08/18/2011 8:15:17 PM CDT
Carmen Henderson says ...
This was a very informative video. I'm not one for sushi but those veggie sushi rolls looked so good! I also really like the cube lunch container and the glass silicon-encased bottle. I didn't know all of these things existed and it would be great to be able to buy them. Now if only I could snag a gift card... :)
08/18/2011 8:25:59 PM CDT
Karen says ...
Every time we go to the grocery store, I let my kids pick out one item from the produce section that we have never tried. We then work together to find ways to use that ingredient in family dinners and lunches.
08/18/2011 8:42:03 PM CDT
Jeannie G says ...
Okay, so my 5 yr old in Kindergarten refuses to give up her little princess lunch bag that matches her backpack:-o. I've been having her return the little ziploc bags home to re-use. I can't see just dumping them. It would be great to have reusable containers just her size that fit the lil bag instead! She's the extreme picky eater every parent fears. First week was all pbjs, then I got her to bring hummus on mini pitas...once:-/ She loves fruit, so I milk that. I've packed frozen grapes, strawberries, cream cheese and jelly sandwiches on whole wheat flatbread, frozen organic yogurt, a water kanteen,lemonade, or milk money:-) Maybe a cool, cute container would get her to try new foods.? hmmmm.
08/18/2011 8:46:56 PM CDT
Janet says ...
Love all the cute little containers and healthy food tips. I think that having a little bit of many different foods will ensure that my daughter eats something at lunch time and does return with a lunch box full of food.
08/18/2011 9:02:53 PM CDT
Alberto Armenteros says ...
Omega Three Protein Power Lunch: 1 x 8oz serving organic tropical fruit home made smoothie made with Greek Yogurt, Whey protein powder, and organic milled flax seeds. 1 x Organic Veggie salad with Raspberry dressing mixed with organic chicken breast pieces and 1oz of walnuts.
08/18/2011 9:13:12 PM CDT
Kim says ...
One of my favorite summertime treats in the lunch box is a spicy gazpacho made with tomatoes, poblano peppers and herbs, frozen in small containers. By the time I am ready for lunch it has partially thawed and I can enjoy a gazpacho slushy. Unconventional but very refreshing.
08/18/2011 9:13:35 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I use fun-shaped ice packs - different ones every day. The kids like to see which ice pack is in their lunch that day. Thanks for the great container ideas - love them and plan to get some!
08/18/2011 9:30:28 PM CDT
Karen Sambogna says ...
My daughter's typical lunch box has a turkey sandwich, some fruit (e.g. a clementine, sliced strawberries, banana, etc), cheese stick, potato chips (yes, chips, but there's no food dies or preservatives in them), a treat of some sort, and smart water to drink.
08/18/2011 9:31:03 PM CDT
M. Kowal says ...
Fresh fruit and veggies are great for my daughter to take to school for lunch.
08/18/2011 9:36:37 PM CDT
Stasi says ...
I am sending kids to school for the first time this year so I am so grateful for these tips! My three year old watched with me and claims she will try everything in the video. One of my favorite healthy snacks this summer (wouldn't work for school but we have at home) is to puree fruit and put it in cute ice cube trays (shaped like hearts, flowers, etc), then add 1/3 of a straw as a stick. It's the primary way my one year old eats fruit! And I feel fine giving them seconds and thirds since it's just a tablespoon or so in each and it's all real fruit, nothing else added.
08/18/2011 9:39:42 PM CDT
patricia class says ...
The Container Store is a virtual Wonderland for any organization/containment need,big to small! My fav Happy Place
08/18/2011 9:59:25 PM CDT
Ilene Deak says ...
For healthy, nutritious, and tasty lunches, one of my favorites would be: flaxseed wholegrain bread spread with veganaise (a wonderful mayo substitute), then fresh lettuce, roast turkey, sometimes a slice of swiss lowfat cheese or shaved tomatoes or both, cut in triangles. Serve with carrot sticks, raisins, and a homemade oatmeal, raisin cookie (made with applesauce instead of refined sugar). Looks and tastes great!!!
08/18/2011 11:39:18 PM CDT
Tiffany N. says ...
I often pack a veggie, a fruit, and a "main course" for my kids. For example, edamame + honeydew + chicken nuggets ( from Costco).. or a Hawaiian bread + turkey + cucumbers + grapes or a yogurt. All veggies are steamed.
08/18/2011 11:56:21 PM CDT
Teresa Bolivar says ...
I really liked the video. This was very informative. I did not realize the Container Store had such nice lunch containers. I also loved the lunch suggestions. I hope I win the gift card I would love to visit The Container Store. I
08/19/2011 12:13:07 AM CDT
Cathy Prieto says ...
One tip I've used that works quite well is to take and apple and core it, then fill the center with peanut butter for my kids lunch! They love it and it's quite healthy.
08/19/2011 1:14:32 AM CDT
kristina wittchen says ...
I like to give my daughter homemade hummus and red peppers for lunch.
08/19/2011 5:28:37 AM CDT
Pat says ...
We've recently begun the Feingold diet to try to help control ADHD, which makes shopping at Whole Foods even more important, since one of the big keys to the diet is no artificial anything. It is such a relief to be able to go to the store without my reading glasses. I know whatever I pick up will be fine without having to search tiny ingredient lists for "benzo" and other things.
08/19/2011 5:43:57 AM CDT
Sheena says ...
You can never go wrong with PB and Banana on a whole wheat wrap...It tastes different than the traditional sandwich, but it is just as good:)
08/19/2011 5:54:30 AM CDT

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