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Deborah Anderson says ...
I like to make vietnamese style spring rolls for lunch for myself, husband & grandson. I buy the round tapioca wrappers at the asian market. I soak some rice noodles in hot water I buy a cooked chicken at Wholefoods and shred some of it. I add some cucumbers that are thinly sliced and add lettuce leaves. Soak one of the round wrappers in a round pan, then layer a lettuce leaf, then a few noodles, cucumbers and chicken and wrap the filling. Repeat until you have enough rolls. These are great to take on the plane too for a snack or lunch. I use fish oil and soy sauce to dip the rolls in. They are delicious and nutritious.
08/18/2011 3:08:00 PM CDT
Kurt Garcia says ...
Making your own peanut butter is a great way of preparing a nutritious lunch. And, it's easy to store.
08/18/2011 3:14:38 PM CDT
Traci says ...
The key is variety and making a visually appealing lunch. I don't like eating the same thing everyday so I shouldn't expect him to eat the same thing everyday. I always try different ways to introduce vegetables to my son at school --- whether its carrots and dip, or a veggie quiche, or pasta tossed with vegetables. His teachers and their assistants have always commented on how great his lunch looks and smells!
08/18/2011 3:33:38 PM CDT
lo says ...
Casey and Kristie O share some wonderful ideas. There's so many ways to encourage and excite our loved ones with that personal "because I love you" they'll be sure to remember!-)
08/18/2011 3:35:05 PM CDT
Suzanne Schuelke says ...
Easiest yummy lunch we do is a turkey with whatever rolled in a rice tortilla wrap. Organic sliced turkey, thin sliced raw cheese, some lettuce or sprouts, maybe a tomato. We'll be looking into the container store's offerings - we homeschool, but still need to pack food since we avoid gluten and are on the go to field trips, co-op, etc. thank you!
08/18/2011 3:37:40 PM CDT
cheryl says ...
I love turkey roll ups and quinoa. humus and veggies are also a great lunch.
08/18/2011 3:38:32 PM CDT
Claudia says ...
My favorita lunch idea is cucumber with himnos in a pita bread
08/18/2011 3:47:41 PM CDT
Taysha Riggs says ...
I love leftovers for lunch. I feel like it's a dinner 2.0. Homemade general gau chicken with a lil' rice makes for some yum yum next day lunch.
08/18/2011 4:14:28 PM CDT
Caleb G. Vogel says ...
not apricots and cantaloupe while still using the plums
08/18/2011 4:15:05 PM CDT
Jennifer Bast says ...
For a sweet dessert that has some nutritional value I like to pack some dark chocolate with a side of walnuts or almonds. You can break off a bite of chocolate and eat it with a nut. Another favorite is to put a chocolate chip in the center of a raspberry - it is the perfect size! Yum!
08/18/2011 4:15:15 PM CDT
Lindsay Stevens says ...
wraps with goat cheese and apple slices!
08/18/2011 4:32:25 PM CDT
Patty McCabe says ...
cute containers to pack carrots and dip
08/18/2011 4:44:34 PM CDT
Atiya Rasheed says ...
Well, if The Container Store has non-BPA containers, that's great, because I usually just use non-plastic anything - traditional Indian stainless steel or Bento boxes made on non-plastic materials. I can pack into square containers with separators a sandwich, fresh fruit and/or vegetables. I suggest for kids, cutting things into fun shapes. For example, consider cutting apples lengthways & thick enough so they look like fries. It really seems to help. You can also use cookie cutters on sandwiches or other hard fruits or vegetables. They really seem to appreciate the many colours of the rainbow, which makes it even easier to get as many different veggies in. So I'll often include as many different colours as I can in one lunch box - make it look like a painter's palate. I encourage my friends to pack only Organic when possible, especially with dairy products. Organic hard cheeses can be cut into various shapes & one should never pack soft cheeses. Many organic milk companies like Horizon, Stonyfield & Organic Valley now have snack-sized milk for kids.
08/18/2011 5:44:15 PM CDT
Elizabeth Stice says ...
I love fresh cut veggies and single serving hummus!
08/18/2011 5:45:40 PM CDT
Georgie Anne says ...
These tips are completely useful to me. I'm starting off this year already in a lunch rut, ugh. The most useful thing I will take from this is to prepare the lunches the night before. As a child I hated seeing my sandwich bread "stale" or the jelly seeped through to the other side of the slice. Maybe using something other than lunch baggies or foil paired together with alternatives to the sandwich my kids can enjoy their "made the night before" lunches.
08/18/2011 6:18:13 PM CDT
Joy says ...
I carry my Kleen Kanteen everywhere, which reduces recycling and waste. Just fill it up, and GO! I carry fruits and veges with me, as I am on the GO so much. I will GO to the container store and check out there selection for my long days on the GO! Thank you for the video!
08/18/2011 6:52:34 PM CDT
Barrie says ...
Whole wheat tortillas with refried beans, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes! Add 100% fruit juice, a whole wheat chocolate cookie and and an apple and your kid is set to go!
08/18/2011 6:55:59 PM CDT
Katie says ...
I let my kids give me their "order" the night before school. Each child get his own custom made meal which always includes a fruit or vegetable and a water bottle. I know they will eat lunch because it is exactly what they want and the extra work does not go to waste as I know they are getting a healthy lunch. Lunches range from vegetarian dumplings with edamame and a salad to homemade pizza triangles with a side of organic strawberries.
08/18/2011 7:01:05 PM CDT
Lorraine says ...
What fun ideas and wonderful fun containers! And BPA free :) Thank you. One of my favorite kids lunches includes grapes and cheese cubes stacked on a flat (safe) toothpick; accompanied by whole grain crackers.
08/18/2011 7:01:07 PM CDT
Patricia Wheatley says ...
Loved all the ideas for lunch and the great containers from the container store! The lunches were even good for adults wanting to save money on lunches. Thanks!
08/18/2011 7:11:59 PM CDT
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
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

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