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Tonya C says ...
When Making Lunches for My Little Ones, I always Give My child Fruits and Vegetables As Well as A Healthy Sandwich Always Made With Whole Wheat. My Children Participate in Making There Lunches Where as I know that they are getting a well Balance Meal.
08/17/2011 6:11:19 PM CDT
Mary says ...
My son has a goal of never eating school lunch. We've made it through 6th grade so far! Thanks for the suggestions on here. With that many packed lunches (and 6 more years of them), we need all the help we can get.
08/17/2011 6:11:36 PM CDT
Chris says ...
My one year old loves avocado, sweet potatoes, tofu and broccoli, with raspberries and nectarine for dessert.
08/17/2011 6:14:01 PM CDT
Belinda says ...
I picked up about 25 LockTOP containers from OXO (which are BPA-free, freezer, microwave and dishwasher-friendly), and each time I make a recipe in the slow-cooker, I freeze about five portions, so at any time I have a selection of approximately five different dishes to pull out of the freezer on the way to work. No refrigeration needed - the block is still mostly frozen by lunch. 1 minute in the microwave and I have a hearty, easy, nutritious homemade delight for lunch. I come home and pitch the container in the dishwasher. Done. This also works for quick at-home, in-a-pinch dinners of course.
08/17/2011 6:14:19 PM CDT
Vanessa Dominguez says ...
We love packing food in fun containers. Makes even the most boring food fun again!
08/17/2011 6:14:22 PM CDT
Kristen says ...
I love dinner leftovers for lunch! It is so easy to make extras while cooking a healthy dinner and then lunch is already made for the next day! I also love fresh fruits with lunch and raw nuts!
08/17/2011 6:14:34 PM CDT
Anita ingram says ...
Cook turkey bacon ahead of time and store in container in fridge. Wrap around carrot/apple sticks or cheese sticks or mini humas snadwiches.
08/17/2011 6:14:42 PM CDT
Shari Morgan says ...
My favorite part of packing lunches in these containers also has to do with portion control - which is so importan with our lifestyle today. Childhood obesity could be addressed by using the Whole Foods in comination with options for packing available through The Container Store. It would help eliminate "endless" munching!
08/17/2011 6:15:11 PM CDT
Katherine says ...
Okay - not sure about fun :) But here, I typically make the girls hummus and tortilla and then always have spinach/lettuce and a fruit on the side.. or in lieu of the hummus/tortilla, a nut butter and homemade jam sandwich. Always looking for new fun ideas though!!
08/17/2011 6:15:25 PM CDT
wendy says ...
My daughter likes whole grain pitas w/ peanut butter or hazelnut butter then drizzle some local honey...packed with a cheese stick, fruit, & carrot sticks.
08/17/2011 6:15:39 PM CDT
Michele Schiavone says ...
My kids love chilled orzo salads with chickpeas. Sometimes the orzo contains feta or goat cheese, sometimes it's vegan. Always has delicious fresh seasonal veggies and fresh herbs. FABULOUS & elegant lunch entree for kids & grown-ups!
08/17/2011 6:16:25 PM CDT
marcella says ...
My sons favorite was always dinner leftovers. We bought a nice thermal jar and he could take all sorts of his favorites and they'd be hot for lunch. Another benefit of reusable containers that wasn't mentioned is that you can see what your child eats and what gets skipped. Helps with planning the next lunch.
08/17/2011 6:17:32 PM CDT
JMS says ...
Celery and peanut butter and/or cream cheese is always a great alternative to sandwiches for us. Left over quesadillas are a favorite too.
08/17/2011 6:19:58 PM CDT
Risa says ...
We pack lunch every day mostly for the nutritional value and whole foods that we can put in there, but also because we have a child with a milk allergy. One of our favorites is to use a thermos and make him his own dairy free mac and cheese. He loves it and thinks it is funny to scare the other kids when they think he is eating cheese!!
08/17/2011 6:20:30 PM CDT
gregg says ...
I bring fruits in by backpack to work.
08/17/2011 6:20:40 PM CDT
Natalie says ...
My favorite lunches are fresh salads. I keep the ingredients and dressing in individual compartments and at lunch time I just assemble it into a big bowl. Delicious!
08/17/2011 6:20:52 PM CDT
Sheri says ...
Our most recent upgrade to lunches is substituting avocado for mayo. Not only is it healthier and more nutritious, it travels better.
08/17/2011 6:21:16 PM CDT
sfwendy says ...
Get a Polar insulated bottle from the Container store, freeze berries, smush them, fill the bottle 1/4 full with them, top off with cold water. It will stay cold & flavorful for lunch, and even longer. Yum!
08/17/2011 6:22:03 PM CDT
Stacey says ...
Thanks for the great video! I am making lunches for my first time pre-schooler and can't wait to use these ideas!
08/17/2011 6:22:31 PM CDT
Rose Schmidt says ...
Thanks so much for this video...I am raising my grand daughter and these containers and helpful lunch ideas are the greatest. I Love Whole Foods and do all my shopping there and now I know where to get my containers!!!
08/17/2011 6:22:57 PM CDT
Caron Eiman says ...
I have a high school senior who hates school lunch, so for a healthier version of PB&J we use 100% sugar free - whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter and no sugar added fruit spread. Add in an apple, Rice works sea salt chips and a serving of almonds and she has brain power for her afternoon classes
08/17/2011 6:23:36 PM CDT
Leanne says ...
Thanks for the helpful hints from two of my favorite stores! I have 2 Elfa closets, but I haven't tried the lunch containers. These are great ideas for lunch! Thank you! :)
08/17/2011 6:23:55 PM CDT
Teresa E. says ...
I love to pack slices of bananas with peanut butter in my lunch as a snack as well as a pasta salad with salmon!
08/17/2011 6:23:57 PM CDT
Kathy says ...
Great! Very quick to watch and simply done. Great ideas. However, the darkhaired woman said about the cream cheese bagel - it is important that my children don't drink synthetic hormones - as far as I know, milk does not contain BGH. The cows are given it, it does not pass into the milk but it does make them prone to more disease and infection hence the need for antibiotics. Just wanted to clarify that...
08/17/2011 6:25:20 PM CDT
jinjer says ...
What fun all those lunch containers are. I love the cube for toting my raw vegies.
08/17/2011 6:25:47 PM CDT

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