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nancy itsou says ...
Thank you once again Whole Foods. I am a huge fan of Whole Foods and aa a grandmother I am always looking for nutritious and eco friendly products. I found the video to be very helpful. Thanks and please keep up the great work. I only wish you were available when I was raising my girls. Life would have been easier. Nancy Itsou a happy Whole Foods customer.
08/18/2011 11:47:18 AM CDT
Juanita Davis says ...
One of my favorite lunches is to take Kashi Pita chips and eat them with fresh salsa that I make myself. I can be sure that the ingredients are healthy and have no preservatives!
08/18/2011 11:49:06 AM CDT
Renda says ...
One of my lunch snacks is a Apple Sandwich: A thin sliced gala or fugi apple with a spread of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon/sugar topped with a apple slice... A very good snack! : )
08/18/2011 11:54:58 AM CDT
Richard Nicolas says ...
Baked not fried is a good rule of thumb for healthy eating. Whole grain and whole wheat as opposed to white bread is a good rule of thumb. Brown rice instead of white rice. Stir fry veggies with protein, protein is always a great option if heat is available. Raw veggies during the warm months. And no plastic wrap, reuse containers....
08/18/2011 12:00:23 PM CDT
Roxane says ...
I like to freeze a handful (or two) of grapes to put in the lunch container. It eliminates the need for an ice pack, plus provides part of a healthy meal!
08/18/2011 12:03:15 PM CDT
Meg says ...
One of our favorite lunches is a small container of hummus, a small container of tzatziki, a small container of matchstick carrots, bell peppers and cucumbers, and a whole wheat pita!
08/18/2011 12:03:32 PM CDT
Anne says ...
I think is very important that we by example, show our children that we too are eating healthy and using the same type of containers. I know that in our home it is always a team effort, teaching by example, making it fun using wholesome produce, staples and recipes from Whole Foods, having our food protected in BPA-free containers from The Container Store. I enjoyed the video, great ideas and containers.
08/18/2011 12:03:57 PM CDT
DR T says ...
Apple Brie Sandwich 1 Mid.-Lrg. Apple 3 Slices of Brie Cheese 3 Baguette Bread Drink: Water “When you eat, Eat well; When you love, make it last long time; When you fight, fight for victory.” ‘HHTHH’
08/18/2011 12:05:33 PM CDT
Jen says ...
My daughter loves to eat a decent variety of grains, protein, fruits, and veggies, but I'm hoping to add even more to her diet by using themes for her kindergarten lunches, like shapes (using cookie cutters for meats, cheeses, whole grain breads), colors (a rainbow of bell peppers, blueberries, and grapes) or numbers(like one sandwich cut in two, three mango slices, four sugar snap peas, and five almonds.)She'll love discovering the theme of the day, and it'll reinforce what she is learning in school.
08/18/2011 12:09:16 PM CDT
Adrienne Pilon says ...
Kids can start packing their own lunches from an early age; they are more likely to eat what they choose and pack! Homemade trail mix or Chex mix is easy and great to take as an addition to lunch and can be a great source of added protein and fiber.
08/18/2011 12:12:24 PM CDT
SHELLY W. HANSEN says ...
wow I really like those container! and PBA FREE! (I think that's what she said) I try to make sure there's no added junk in our foods. Really our foods where made perfect and what did they do- start to try and enhance foods with chemicals, junk! So back to lunch I pack lunches 5 days a week. A must is water, whole grain breads, fruit (what in season) and a healthy crunchy snack. I usually save sweets for when he gets home. I wish there was a Whole Foods closer to us, I go about once a mouth. Thanks Have a great day!
08/18/2011 12:12:54 PM CDT
Debbie Schulte says ...
Nutritious & fun is essential in lunches for our kiddos! I believe we also need to nourish their souls so don't forget to include an encouraging note that you know will warm their heart and make each day better as they are away at the sometimes tough place to be, called school! :)
08/18/2011 12:16:46 PM CDT
rachel halka says ...
my boys love to make their own sandwiches, so instead of lunchables, i pack them a nutrious assortment of crackers, cheese and meat!
08/18/2011 12:17:11 PM CDT
Dorothy says ...
I think it's fun to include deconstructed foods so that the kids can show off their creativity by making their own creations. It's a fun way to get them to make healthy choices. Besides, what kid doesn't like to play with his/her food?!
08/18/2011 12:20:48 PM CDT
Melissa R says ...
Wraps with fresh vegetables & cheese are my favorite for a healthy lumch.
08/18/2011 12:34:59 PM CDT
Andrea Zeng says ...
During the winter there is nothing better then soup for lunch. I like to take a thermos and fill it with a tomato soup. Then I take along some toppings, like shreadded cheese, some tortilla strips, even some cooked vegetables and add them into my soup as I eat it.
08/18/2011 12:37:40 PM CDT
Darlene says ...
I love to bring a sandwich with chicken, pea sprouts, and red pepper strips. Make it with Whole Foods whole grain bread and add a piece of fresh fruit and you-ve got a fantastic and filling meal!! The fun part comes in when you have to hold it all together while aiming for your mouth!!
08/18/2011 12:40:38 PM CDT
Michele says ...
Natural peanut butter with bananas and honey wrap! They LOVE it!!!!
08/18/2011 12:41:46 PM CDT
Jennifer M says ...
My daughter likes a Stonyfield drinkable yogurt, a container of dry cereal--usually raisin bran--and some sliced fruit.
08/18/2011 12:55:27 PM CDT
Claudia says ...
On Sunday I make large portions of our favorites to pack in lunches the next week. Always a pot of homemade soup or chili, sometimes tuna or chicken salad, hummus, roasted vegetables, pasta - whatever my family is in the mood to eat.
08/18/2011 12:56:16 PM CDT
Kathy Ann says ...
I give my children (canned--simple!) refried pinto beans in a small container with a bit of shredded almond/cheddar cheese on top. Then I include some organic corn chips in their lunch to use as scoops! They eat it cold and love it!
08/18/2011 1:05:12 PM CDT
Kristen Lewis says ...
I like to cut my daughter's sandwiches into fun shapes using tiny cookie cutters. She is somewhat picky, but when her peanut butter & jelly is cut into 9 little 1" hearts she magically is able to eat them all :) Takes a little extra time but I need her to eat!
08/18/2011 1:05:49 PM CDT
Kim says ...
I love soups and main dish salads, some with lettuces and others without, for lunch. They pack and travel well. Paired w/ fruit, it's my normal lunch!
08/18/2011 3:04:08 PM CDT
Teresa lombardo says ...
Great video. I would have never thought of such for lunch. My kids are going to be packing that. I'll be checking out those great containers, also.
08/18/2011 3:06:46 PM CDT
Ann says ...
Great!!! Very informative. These containers will be very beneficial to us. My son ihas been a vegan all his life. He is also an active soccer player & will be a senior this year. He always takes lunch to school, his favorite is vegan burger on sprouted bun topped with Swiss chard , red onions, salsa & vegenaise , with sweet potato fries. His lunch bag always has a fruit, water & a cliff bar
08/18/2011 3:07:06 PM CDT

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