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Crystal Campbell says ...
Love the video! I try to pack my kids chicken tenders breaded in honey bunches of oats with carrots and some peanut butter for dipping. I also include some grapes or broccoli and some cheese sticks. I give them nutella and Graham crackers for dessert. Yum! They are so excited about their school lunches!!
08/15/2011 7:30:17 PM CDT
Joanna says ...
I always stick to the staples (with a twist). I like some turkey breast with goat cheese (I found some great goat cheese with honey at our local market) on wheat english muffins. Delicious! Add an apple and some peanut butter on the side and you're good to go!
08/15/2011 5:58:26 PM CDT
Darcy says ...
I like simple lunches best. One of my favorites is homemade hummus with pita bread, carrot sticks, cucumber and some fruit. Simple and easy to prepare. YUM!
08/15/2011 6:19:14 PM CDT
elyse says ...
Hi, I have two teens in college right now. Getting them to eat right is very difficult. One took a nutrition course last semester. In that class, she learned that mac and cheese was nutritious! Fortunately, she was raised eating locally and from stores like Whole Foods! We are dairy, and gluten free, so looking for the right container is very important for us. They need something that holds homemade stuff but wont' leak on their school books! (Have you seen the rice of college school books these days!!! Whew!)Thanks, e
08/16/2011 12:43:26 AM CDT
Amber says ...
What a great combination of WF & the Container Store! I want to thank you for having this and for those that shared their lunch ideas. As a mom with my child heading to kindergarten, I had been concerned for weeks about how to plan and prepare with minimal impact on my schedule which will be changing a lot. Since my daughter likes variety this gives me alot to choose from outside of the standard sandwich and chips menu. I am relieved and happy to have found such a great resource. I will pass this onto others. Thanks again!
08/15/2011 11:22:18 PM CDT
gillian bliss says ...
I make lunch for my daughter and I 5 days a week. Keeping it interesting is the key. I make trail mix, granola bars and mini muffins at the weekend so I can have different options. Then mini bagels, baked pita bread or crackers to go with cheeses, tuna, sardines or cubed ham. Some times put ham cheese and grapes on skewers always add fresh raw veg such as carrot, celery or broccoli and always a couple of different fruit options. Tube yogurt works well also. Never a dull moment in our lunch box!
08/16/2011 3:52:52 PM CDT
Stacey says ...
What a great video! My daughter loves cream cheese and jelly on whole wheat bread. It's yummy and nut free!
08/16/2011 3:47:49 PM CDT
Sarahleigh Toki says ...
My children like a little bit of everything.As long as have something sweet,salty,crunchy & soft.ie: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich on Wheat with Green Apples Slices and Caramel Dip and Ritz Crackers with cheese & Turkey and Ice-Cold Water. I usually Freeze the yogurt and Apple Sauce for a more fun way to eat it!
08/31/2011 5:44:58 PM CDT
Stephanie Rosch says ...
We lve make your own adventures (veggies, fruits, crackers, cheeses) and then kids can mix and match their FACS and eat in whatever order they choose!
08/17/2011 10:31:35 PM CDT
Jenel says ...
Tortilla wraps are a nice alternative to sandwiches...even using the same filling they add variety. Turkey and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, cream cheese and shredded veggies...lots of choices!
08/17/2011 4:36:12 PM CDT
Benji says ...
No kids so my favorite lunch is sushi salmon from Whole Foods with Annie Chun sticky rice. So easy, fast and delicious. I want some now.
08/17/2011 4:36:24 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
Just like everything else, it is all about the packaging! I love to pack the lunches in great containers. It just makes the lunches look more appetizing. When packing a sandwich, I pack the lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, meat, and bread in different little containers to keep it all fresh. I laugh at how many people love to watch you make your "creation". Kids love creating as well. Thank you Whole Foods and The Container Store for pairing up!
08/17/2011 5:58:50 PM CDT
Brooke says ...
I bring my breakfast, lunch and snacks to work with me everyday. They'd be filled with grassfed burgers topped with half an avocado and some salsa for lunch and maybe some hardboiled eggs and bacon for breakfast, along with some fruit on the side. I would love to win the giveaway so that I can pack everything in new fancy containers instead of my junky old ones that have pretty much bit the dust. Thanks! :)
08/17/2011 6:01:08 PM CDT
Daphne says ...
Call me old-fashioned, but my favorite lunch is STILL the one that Mom used to pack: peanut butter on whole wheat, carrot & celery sticks, and an apple. It covers the bases for my protein/carb/fiber balance and comfort food flavor. :)
08/17/2011 5:41:18 PM CDT
REnee Hester says ...
I like to make fun shapes out of sandwiches and make them with nut butter and real fruit spread. I like to add cut up fruit and water in a resuable thermos. We just learned out to make a lunch box pizza that mine loved. I also leave a little note to make them feel special and to remind them they are loved.
08/17/2011 6:01:32 PM CDT
Danielle says ...
You can't beat hummus and dippers, like flat bread, celery, carrots, bell peppers, and cucumbers. Kids can choose their favorite dippers and then have fun eating finger foods they chose!
08/17/2011 7:37:59 PM CDT
amy soden says ...
Hmm. fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden tossed with a light vinagrette and just a pinch of feta cheese!
08/17/2011 7:38:19 PM CDT
Nina Petrenko says ...
My son loves organic baby carrots with some hummus on the side. Organic yougurt with fruit and granola is also a big hit. He also loves string cheese and meatball sandwich. Whole wheat English muffins with sunflower seed butter is both nutritious and delicious.
08/17/2011 7:38:34 PM CDT
Shayna K. says ...
My Frigoverre Fun containers from The Container Store make perfect lunch box components! Although I love exploring all kinds of foods, I'm actually happy with the consistency of my lunches. There's something calming about having a little routine in what is normally a hectic, even dizzying day. I usually pack a protein (75% of the time it's fish) + veggies + a piece of fruit. My protein could be a piece of grilled salmon leftover from the night before, a can of yellowfin or tongol tuna fish, or, if I'm very prepared, tofu, dal, or leftovers from a pot of stew or soup. My veggies often take the form of a salad -- white beans and tomato, cucumber and mixed greens, etc. -- or leftover veggies. Clearly, leftovers are a pattern for me, but I love them! Whole Foods and The Container Store pair together ever so well to accommodate the "afterlife" of my dinners!
08/18/2011 2:36:48 AM CDT
Rose says ...
Make little bites in shape of samosas, wontons, or egg rolls, and bake till done. Put into Chinese carry out container with carrot sticks or 'ants on a log.'
08/18/2011 2:22:44 AM CDT
Lynn says ...
My mother came up with this idea back in the 60s, much to the delight and envy of my, and my siblings, friends. She'd cook hotdogs and put them in pre-heated (with hot water) thermoses (complete with a thread through one end of the hotdog and hanging out the top of the thermos for easy removal without having to tilt the thermos). Then a plastic wrapped hotdog bun and a little bottle (usually an empty and washed pill bottle) filled with mustard would be added to the lunch box. Thus, in days long before microwaves everywhere, we got a hot lunch! We LOVED it!
08/18/2011 2:28:42 AM CDT
Katie says ...
I love the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
08/18/2011 2:48:20 AM CDT
Melanie says ...
A small thermos opens up an entire repertoire of hot foods for lunch; heat up leftover from any dinner-spaghetti and meatballs, soups, stir-fry or a nice hot apple crisp.
08/18/2011 2:56:55 AM CDT
Alex says ...
Nut butters are not only healthy spreads for sandwiches or wraps, but can be a enticing way to get kids to eat their fruits and vegetables! And nut butters come in so many great flavors like those made with soy nuts, almonds, cashews, or macadamia nuts. Great to dip your apples or veggie sticks in!
08/18/2011 3:03:23 AM CDT
Renata says ...
Packing a healthy whole-grain sandwich loaded with lots of veggies and turkey, complimented by a piece of whole fruit and string cheese with lowfat unflavored milk or water.
08/18/2011 5:36:13 AM CDT

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