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Zinnia Plaza says ...
My children do not eat school lunches so we pack lunch for school daily. They love peanut butter and banana sandwiches onn whole wheat bread. We pack raisins, celery with peanut butter, apples with peanut butter and the list goes on. Thanks container store for the easy to use containers!
08/17/2011 5:56:51 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
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
Annette Putnam says ...
I like to use cookie cutters to cut sandwiches into fun shapes. We also love to use different containers to give our children a variety of fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks.
08/17/2011 6:03:10 PM CDT
kelly says ...
I love resuable snack bags and use them for everything from carrots/celery to pretzels to breads. no waste for the enviroment and they look cool in lunch bags
08/17/2011 6:03:16 PM CDT
Rebecca McCarty says ...
I like to make a pita sandwich starting with a whole grain pita and using various flavors of hummus along with cucumber and micro greens. If you change out the flavors on the hummus, it gives a different flavor to each lunch. The micro greens make the sandwich more interesting so the kids are more likely to eat it as opposed to plain old lettuce.
08/17/2011 6:03:17 PM CDT
Alice says ...
Eat healthier AND save $$. What's not to like?
08/17/2011 6:04:08 PM CDT
Lori A. says ...
I love cutting my kids sandwiches in fun cookie cutter shapes.
08/17/2011 6:04:14 PM CDT
Cathy says ...
I pack fruit and veggies in season and also include beans or lentils with olive oil,lemon and fresh herbs and garlic..
08/17/2011 6:04:25 PM CDT
Mel says ...
For your child, make school lunch fun add the value of fruit and have a make a face week. Pack a few assorted dried fruits so your child can make a face on his/her peanut butter sandwich. Have your child prepack 5 baggies or reusable containers before the week starts that way he/she has a choice and will more likely eat it all. Do stress the importance of not playing with his/her food so to stay out of trouble.
08/17/2011 6:04:26 PM CDT
Lorena says ...
Pinwheel sandwiches are fun and easy - just spread a tortilla with your fav fixings, roll and slice. Easy peasy!
08/17/2011 6:05:19 PM CDT
susan yu says ...
I take any cooked small-sized pasta and toss with Italian dressing, pieces of buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers.
08/17/2011 6:05:20 PM CDT
Chris Lange says ...
I like cheese and crackers with some dips/ spreads for fun. Jam, mustard, salad dressing.
08/17/2011 6:05:54 PM CDT
stephanie says ...
The sushi container would be great for hummus and veggies or pita breads since you can seal the hummus in the seperate compartment!
08/17/2011 6:06:55 PM CDT
Julie Gordon says ...
I like to create combinations of food for snacks and/or meals. I have been doing a snack/lunch of sliced applies, peanut butter and raisins or cherries making the apples the "bread" part of the sandwich. The result is a crunch, sweet, tasty and healthy option. Everyone gets to have their say in what they want in the apple sandwich. We add nuts too as a different crunch.
08/17/2011 6:07:13 PM CDT
Maria says ...
Some ideas my son loves: Mini-whole wheat pitas with fava bean hummus and slices of persian cucumbers; turkey meatballs and penne pasta with a side of shredded parmesean cheese; whole wheat bread with yoghurt cream cheese [similar to Boursin in consistency] with ham in a shape of a puzzle; make your own taco with the items packed separately: corn tortilla, seasoned ground beef, pico de gallo, guacomole, shredded monterey jack cheese.
08/17/2011 6:07:24 PM CDT
Terri David says ...
I love leftover pizza for lunch, warmed up or cold.
08/17/2011 6:07:34 PM CDT
Mary Mattis says ...
When I cut roasted chicken into cube shapes my kids down them like cookies! I pair them with antipasta style veggie slices and whole wheat crackers. I mix up the veggie choices for color and texture. They use to ask for "lunchables" type packs because all the other kids had them. Now they help pack their own veggie/fruit choices to change it up everyday!
08/17/2011 6:08:22 PM CDT
Cherie says ...
Those are some really good lunch ideas!
08/17/2011 6:08:36 PM CDT
AnnieM says ...
Thanks for all the great tips. I'll be packing lunches for myself soon and will use all this great info.
08/17/2011 6:08:45 PM CDT
Keli Vargo says ...
My children loved it when I packed "rollups" for them. Just take a whole-grain tortilla and put your favorite low-fat lunch meat down the center. Then place a long, thin slice of your favorite low-fat cheese down that same center. Next, place a strip of pickle or your favorite veggie (bell pepper, onion, etc.) on top of the cheese. Finally, roll the filled tortilla and use a toothpick to secure it. Place in whatever re-usable container you have at home, and you have a pseudo-sandwich. Fresh fruit and/or yogurt seem to be hits in my family as sides.
08/17/2011 6:09:39 PM CDT
Julie C says ...
I love cooking and experimenting with new, nutritious foods and recipes. My co-workers (fellow nurses as well as doctors) are constantly asking me what I am eating, how I prepared it, and prodding me for advice. I love the opportunity to share quick ideas and inspiring others to add a few different colors to their plate, as well as nutritional yeast , or something else many have never heard of before;) Love yourself and others, cook yummy food. Also when it comes time for snacks and desserts, I bring fresh fruit. I want to inspire others to leave the cookies and cakes and treat themselves to a truly refreshing treat!
08/17/2011 6:10:03 PM CDT
Kim says ...
I think snacks like hummus and vegetable sticks maybe great additions to lunch boxes. Also, any kind of vegan sushi is great!
08/17/2011 6:10:05 PM CDT
Amanda says ...
My son's favorite lunch is a whole wheat tortilla that I smear some peanut butter on and then roll up a banana in it and then slice it into discs. But I'll admit that I am definitely needing some new and ideas and inspiration. The video is great!
08/17/2011 6:10:16 PM CDT

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