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Rachel says ...
Hummus and veggies wrapped in lettuce.
08/19/2011 10:16:22 PM CDT
Sandra says ...
Lots of healthy finger foods is a great way to enjoy (and share) lunch...cut up fruit (fresh and dried), nuts, and veggies--like sungold tomatoes and baby carrots. Throw in some whole grain crackers and cheese slices and you've got a fun and social meal!
08/19/2011 10:23:35 PM CDT
Lesley W says ...
I like a big lunch. Ideally, I have a protein, a veggie, a fruit and something fun. I'll pack a baked chicken breast with rosemary or cilantro for the protein. I really love veggies like carrots or broccoli dipped in homemade hummus. It is easy to make and you can add different things (like olives) to it for different flavors. For fruit, I like to have whatever is in season - maybe various colorful berries or slices of kiwi or cubed melon. For the treat, I like to spread a little Nutela on the fruit. It is SO GOOD!!!
08/19/2011 10:33:04 PM CDT
Sharon W says ...
Mini grilled cheese sandwiches using different cheeses with tomatoes on wheat bread. Add fresh, seasonal fruits cut into different shapes w/ cookie cutters as a snack/dessert. Throw in Pirate's Booty too.
08/19/2011 11:57:17 PM CDT
ann says ...
Love all the lunch ideas and the cute and useful containers
08/20/2011 12:13:45 AM CDT
Craig says ...
Turkey burger with kale chips or fruit salad.
08/20/2011 1:03:48 AM CDT
Jacque Zannini says ...
1 whole wheat tortilla shell spread with organic peanut butter place a banana at one edge and roll up. This travels really well for the day. You can be creative and add organic jam or jelly's, raisens, honey, the list goes on. Thank you, and thanks for the video.
08/20/2011 2:51:54 AM CDT
Mark Smith says ...
I like having the confidence that in addition to holding healthy foods, the containers themselves don't introduce unhealthy chemicals either.
08/20/2011 6:14:51 AM CDT
Michelle Chantre says ...
One great idea for my 2 children is to put stickers on each item that have encouraging sayings like great job, yum yum, energy...all with funny faces as well to encourage my children to eat and have fun and to avoid switching lunches with the child next to them because then I don't know really what they are putting in their bodies. They love to take wholesome crackers and put different toppings on them-hummus,peanutbutter, cheeses,chocolate, turkey and tomatoe... I love all the suggestions in the video above form whole foods and the Container Store- I would love to win such a generous prize :) Thank you
08/20/2011 6:29:48 AM CDT
Betsy Cohen says ...
Some fabulous cold weather lunches are different bean and vegetable stews and soups. Just re-stocked up on some yummy spices from Whole Foods to prepare for the upcoming school year! Add to that a nice whole grain roll or bread, and some fruit, and you've got a very healthy and nutritious meal!!!
08/20/2011 6:50:15 AM CDT
Kelly says ...
Sliced ham and swiss cheese rolled up in lettuce leaves for a quick lunch and a side of grapes.
08/20/2011 8:46:39 AM CDT
Annie says ...
Take them shopping with you! They are sure to eat things that they themselves have picked out and asked for!
08/20/2011 12:18:43 PM CDT
Abbie says ...
My daughters ultimitate favorite packed lunch is tuna salad with saltine crackers, homemade honey granola bars & bottled water. Some kids would probably frown at the sight of tuna not my kids they love it and it's healthy. I highly recommend this salad to all kids and adults.
08/20/2011 12:33:51 PM CDT
ellen says ...
Thanks for the video and for inspiring all the genius ideas in the comments section! Like a lot of others, I'm big on cookie cutter sandwiches and bite-sized fruit and veggies. We have a set of small star and heart cutters that work well with melon and apple slices.
08/20/2011 1:31:41 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
We love to cut apples into thin wedges, then pack them with a small container of "Dipping sauce" that I make by mixing together plain yogurt and a spoonful of peanut butter.
08/20/2011 1:59:42 PM CDT
Sarah L says ...
I add a note every day to say something good. Thanks for the contest.
08/20/2011 2:23:45 PM CDT
Kate McLaughlin says ...
As an elementary school teacher, I pack a snack and lunch daily. The children observe and often copy the food items that I bring. I've introduced many children to healthy food items that they had never tried. After observing me enjoy hummus and carrots, children also pack that as a snack. I've also learned to pack healthy food rewards instead of candy. I was pleased to learn that children are just as excited to earn a healthy reward (carrot stick, dry cereal, etc) as they are a sugary one. Packing food is an important part of my day. I'd love some new containers from The Container Store!
08/20/2011 3:23:29 PM CDT
Rebecca Rury says ...
I love to put a couple tablespoons of almond butter in a small container, and accompany it with carrot sticks, apple slices and crackers!
08/20/2011 9:33:25 PM CDT
Linda W. says ...
A fun lunch is to cut cheese into cubes or thin slices, along with some crackers and grapes.
08/20/2011 9:53:14 PM CDT
Joy S says ...
My daughter Grace,8, has a variety of food allergies and loves to experiment with different food combinations. Sometimes it is hummus and green olives stuffed with garlic. She always shares with her best friend Maddie, who even asks her Mom to pack some of our creations! Thanks Whole Foods for giving us such great organic food!
08/20/2011 9:58:41 PM CDT
Bridget says ...
Hi- I use whole wheat bread and make ham or turkey sandwiches with cheese and tomatoes and then use alphabet shaped cookie cutters to cut out for a fun way. Sometimes I spell words with the sandwiches to make use of all of the bread.
08/20/2011 11:04:46 PM CDT
Gabrielle says ...
I love nut butters, no sugar or salt, just ground organic nuts, spread on whole wheat/seed bread, with fruit spreads. I add some carrot sticks, or baby carrots, organic, an apple, some fresh organic blueberries, and maybe cherry tomatoes on the side.
08/20/2011 11:20:27 PM CDT
jb says ...
If you cut bologna sandwiches with small, round cookie cutters, the pieces will look like sushi!
08/21/2011 3:18:27 AM CDT
Donna says ...
My sons are picky eaters so lunch meals are tough. I like the idea of getting them involved. I also love the separate storages in the food containers profiled from The Container Store . Thanks!
08/21/2011 7:00:55 AM CDT
Lana says ...
Pepperidge Farms makes a Goldfish flatbread now. I plan to use it make ham and cheese sandwiches for the kids. I will add fresh fruit, carrot and celery sticks, and a couple of graham crackers.
08/21/2011 9:26:00 AM CDT

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