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Aftab Butt says ...
We try to give them variety of stuff every day, keeping mind what they wish to have everyday. A balance of protein, fruits/veggies, juice, etc.
08/19/2011 11:24:45 AM CDT
Jo Green says ...
Great video! I pack lunch for my family every day, making sure to use whole grains, organic fruits & veggies and wholesome, low sugar snacks. My favorite lunch to prepare is a healthy wrap, using Whole Foods whole wheat wraps, deli meats, organic lettuce & carrots with a olive oil/mayo spread. My family also loves hummus and I often substitute hummus for the mayo. Yummy!
08/19/2011 11:43:18 AM CDT
Anya says ...
Thanks for the videos! I'll second the comments about easily assembled lunches like hummus, pitas, and veggie sticks!
08/19/2011 12:02:34 PM CDT
Linda M says ...
Today for lunch I brought some cucumber spears, hard boiled eggs, cheese slices and mixed nuts, in my container with compartments. Nice video and cool looking containers. Thanks for sharing
08/19/2011 12:15:57 PM CDT
Elizabeth Smith says ...
My lunch often consists of a deconstructed salad. The containers from the container store help me to keep veggies separate from the dressing and from each other so that the salad is fresh and not wilted by the time lunch rolls around.
08/19/2011 12:19:46 PM CDT
lookitatree says ...
Wow, I love that reusable glass water bottle coated in silicone! I have been dreaming about a product like that, but haven't seen one on the market 'til now.
08/19/2011 12:29:50 PM CDT
Kelcey says ...
One of my son's favorite lunch box treats are wrap pinwheels. We make many different kinds. For example, take a whole grain wrap(we use Ezekiel sprouted) and spread it with natural nut butter (Sometimes we mix some cocoa powder with a pinch of stevia into it) and top with some shredded coconut, raisins or other dried fruit and then roll up the wrap tightly. Then we slice it into rounds. We also make pizza pinwheels with some homemade pizza sauce (made with tomato paste so it's thick), organic cheese (mozarella or provalone) and any other pizza toppings you care to include (we like finely chopped onions and peppers and perhaps some nitrate free ham or Italian sausage). Again, simply roll up and slice into pinwheels. Chopping the toppings up small makes it easier to roll. You can use raw or cooked veggies. Another fav is creamcheese and thinly sliced strawberries (a bit harder to roll) or cream cheese with left-over salmon. This one is a bit sushi-like; we speaad the cream cheese over the entire wrap, but make a row of the salmon as well as other veggies like cucumer, green onion and avocado; roll and slice. Combos are pretty endless.
08/19/2011 12:51:57 PM CDT
lorraine bolt says ...
I have grandchildren who come here after school. I wish they had a mom who would get on board with this type of lunch idea. but the ideas you have here are perfect for after school snacks. Also, I want to go to the container store and send lunch packing items to my other grandkids in Denver. Their mom would be totally supportive of what you are trying to do. This is an exciting time. We have huge problems. (childhood obesity) But people like you are teaming together to help us find solutions for better health in America starting with the children. Kepp up the good work.
08/19/2011 1:03:24 PM CDT
Cheryl says ...
I buy the kids made up lunches at Whole Foods. Great time saver and I know it's healthy. The bonus is the kids love them!
08/19/2011 1:32:05 PM CDT
Sandra K says ...
Very interesting video and great container concepts.
08/19/2011 1:48:16 PM CDT
Colleen Walsh says ...
As a kid, I always loved when my mom changed things up. Even just a different flavor of jelly or type of bread was exciting! I especially loved when she packed things that could be dipped. It made lunch fun!
08/19/2011 1:53:07 PM CDT
Leslie Kahn says ...
When we finally discovered that our son was gluten intolerant, we needed to send lunch every day while he was in camp since the food the camp was providing was full of gluten. We had a hot summer in Chicago, so it was crucial to find something that wouldn't spoil in the heat. The answer was Beef Jerky!!! And it also satisfied my son's sensory need to chew. Now if he doesn't eat it, it's still good at the end of the day.
08/19/2011 1:55:57 PM CDT
Paula Johson says ...
My kids love lots of things in their lunches - I guess it's more exciting that way. I love to pack homemade vanilla yogurt with fruit and granola, each in their own containers so the kids can mix it when it's time to eat. My daughter loves hard boiled eggs in her lunch, my son loves homemade "lunchables".
08/19/2011 1:56:37 PM CDT
Jeanne says ...
Thanks for the fun video. Daughter's favorite at the moment is: -deviled egg (kept cool) -watermelon, avocado and tomato salad -chips -sparkling water
08/19/2011 2:02:06 PM CDT
Deirdre says ...
I love to pack in my bento box Back to Nature honey graham sticks, peanut butter, raisins, slices of cucumbers grown in the back yard and a home grown peach.
08/19/2011 2:05:52 PM CDT
helenlam says ...
I love onigri for lunch. Small and portable and low fat. Yum!
08/19/2011 2:21:05 PM CDT
Barbara says ...
When I pack lunch for my son, I try to make the food healthy and interesting - something that I would eat myself. Often I will back some smoke salmon and crackers or marinated mozzerella and crostini. He also enjoys proscitto wrapped in melon when it is in season. Of course, he also likes the more typical kids lunch I just like to make it a bit more healthy. My "go-to" lunch is sunflower seed butter and honey on a sliced multigrain bread.
08/19/2011 2:39:47 PM CDT
Barbara says ...
When I pack lunch for my son, I try to make the food healthy and interesting - something that I would eat myself. Often I will back some smoke salmon and crackers or marinated mozzarella and crostini. He also enjoys prosciutto wrapped in melon when it is in season. Of course, he also likes the more typical kids lunch I just like to make it a bit more healthy. My "go-to" lunch is sunflower seed butter and honey on a sliced multigrain bread.
08/19/2011 2:40:50 PM CDT
Melissa says ...
I love this. I am sending my husband to Container store ASAP. I want the sandwich/snack holders.
08/19/2011 2:51:20 PM CDT
SusanM says ...
We especially like wraps for lunch. One favorite uses Thai peanut sauce, cucumbers, slaw and/or sprouts, rice, and chicken or baked seasoned tofu.
08/19/2011 3:16:41 PM CDT
Sylvia Morgan says ...
Great video! My daughter was just put on a diabetic diet. She is being such a trooper, switching from the school lunches she has always loved to healthy packed lunches. She is making really wise choices and I couldn't be more proud! Veggies chopped with homemade ranch dressing, hummus with whole wheat pita chips and yummy smoothies with vanilla soy milk, fruit and greek yogart. Since this is new for her, we went out a bought a really cute lunch box but really do not have any fun containers. This would make the new "diet" even more fun!
08/19/2011 3:21:26 PM CDT
Madeline says ...
I don't have children in school anymore, but my recent college graduate who began working a few months ago likes to take his lunch to work. He takes sandwiches, but doesn't like plain sliced bread (without being toasted)and so, he takes sandwiches made on rolls, such as pistolettes. The sandwich doesn't get soggy and has a better texture than sliced bread.
08/19/2011 3:35:02 PM CDT
Sara R says ...
Great video :) Also like reading about other folks' ideas for lunches - I don't have any kids of my own, but I bring a lunch to school (where I work) every day. It's nice to do something other than leftovers once in a while.
08/19/2011 5:16:15 PM CDT
Hua Wang says ...
I try to make an ideal lunch that is low in sugar and high in protein and healthy fats. I make sandwiches on whole grain bread or tortilla wraps and salad made from wild salmon (I prepare it just as if I was making tuna salad, only using canned salmon instead). I also like vegetable sandwiches (avocado, mustard, cucumber, carrot and, sometimes, hummus). I usually pack cucumber slices and carrot sticks, cheese and whole grain crackers, plus almonds or walnuts. I make an iced tea that resembles juice (red in color from hibiscus flowers).
08/19/2011 9:20:11 PM CDT
Anna Hendricks says ...
I like to make sure that my husband gets a great nutritional bang in his packed lunch. Dehydrated cherry tomatoes mixed with raw almonds is an amazing combo for a snack. For his lunch, a turkey hummus wrap with lettuce, tomato and cucumber with a fruit (whichever is in season). AND I like to make his favorite muffins for a treat, which are loaded with fiber and natural sugars like banana, applesauce, molasses and Stevia :)
08/19/2011 9:32:25 PM CDT

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