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Renee says ...
My son's favorite lunch treat is sushi rice wrapped around natural peanut butter with a sprinkle of salt (I have little teddy bear head molds, but balls work just as well). I usually pack the little rice bears with cubes of toasted tofu, cucumber slices, and some fruit. It's really a quick and easy lunch to make. I buy pre-cubed tofu and store it in the freezer. In the morning I can toast only the quantity I want for his lunch while I cook and roll rice and cut fruits and veggies.
08/12/2011 12:20:51 PM CDT
Zak Bauman says ...
Having compartments makes it really easy for my kids to see what they have for lunch. My kids don't like traditional sandwiches so I really focus on having a protein, fruit, veggie and then some sort of carb. A favorite for my daughter is goat cheese and some whole grain crackers to eat them with.
08/17/2011 4:51:35 PM CDT
Elizabeth S says ...
My kids love celery sticks and Bananas with a v-slit down the center filled with peanut butter. During the summer I slice up cucumbers and leave them in the fridge along with a bowl of grape tomatoes. The kids eat them up and think that they are sneaking them!
08/17/2011 4:54:01 PM CDT
Adele says ...
Classic peanut butter and jelly is always great! Kids can also try different types of nut butters such as almond or cashew, as well as different flavors of jam or jelly. Sandwiches may be cut in half or into shapes and then stored in containers for maximum freshness.
08/17/2011 5:08:54 PM CDT
Donna says ...
For kids, lunch is fun when bringing different mix and match foods in little containers....this could include grapes in different colors, fresh cut veggies, pieces of cheese, trail mix and more. It's a great opportunity to experiment with different types of fruits and vegetables.
08/17/2011 5:05:59 PM CDT
Diana says ...
These containers are super cute. I love that they are BPA free and dishwasher safe, too! Thanks for the healthy lunch ideas!
08/17/2011 5:06:04 PM CDT
Heather I says ...
I love toasted pita bread with roasted red pepper hummus and cucumber slices.
08/17/2011 7:34:39 PM CDT
Stephanie says ...
I use containers for everything and with a young family prep work the night before is key to organization and overall eating health and saving $$
08/17/2011 7:35:35 PM CDT
MomOfhealth says ...
When I make lunch for my kids it always includes sandwich, water bottle, fruit, and crunchy or sweet snack. I love the segmented lunch boxes & the glass water bottle. I always try to make the snack a surprise to keep it fun.
08/17/2011 7:36:30 PM CDT
erin says ...
As a teacher I need to start thinking about how and what to pack for a lunch too! The trick is keeping it all at a safe temperature until lunch time. Easy to open containers are also helpful when 32 students ask for help with their lunches!
08/17/2011 7:32:26 PM CDT
Carol Blanke says ...
A good and healthful lunch could be an organic grilled cheese sandwich. I would use organic bread with some organic tomato, organic butter, and organic swiss. An organic juice box would be my choice of beverage. A small serving of organic chips and some organic grapes would be a fine dessert to finish the lunch. This lunch would probably be the envy of the kids at school. I would use, of course, the proper containers to pack this special lunch.
08/17/2011 7:39:32 PM CDT
Stacey Murphy says ...
My kids are so picky and a simple sandwich would be ignored in their lunch. They don't like veggies so I have to make sneaky muffins. Their favorite is black bean, squash and apple chocolate muffins. They also love my kale chocolate cake. I then make silly faces by taking round crackers, topped with round lunch meat and shredded cheese for hair. Now if I could only find a divide container to fit this!
08/17/2011 7:40:39 PM CDT
alice trzeszkowski says ...
my nieces know their aunt will never buy fast food when she takes them to an event in nyc. we always pack nuts and dried fruit in our back packs. the container store containers are perfect for the healthy snacks and pinic food we carry.
08/17/2011 7:42:04 PM CDT
paula pinkerton says ...
cored and thick sliced apples, smear with almond butter or dark chocolate dreams peanut butter dip in granola, nuts, mini carob chips, raisins or any dried fruit. very delicious!
08/17/2011 7:42:15 PM CDT
Sharon says ...
Two of my favorite stores....Whole Foods and The Container Store. Great pairing!!
08/17/2011 7:42:24 PM CDT
BETTY A says ...
Great ideas for packing lunches and not just for kids, you could use it for work day lunches also.The Whole Foods Market and Container Store are two wonderful stores.
08/17/2011 7:42:37 PM CDT
isa says ...
Packed lunches are so much cheaper... and tastier. I like cold spaghetti and meatballs myself!
08/17/2011 7:43:13 PM CDT
Jane-Ellen says ...
For years we have made school lunches together trying to stress each food group needed for a balanced meal and now by 5th and 6th grades they are able to pack a lunch all by themselves that is perfect.
08/17/2011 7:43:32 PM CDT
Mare says ...
I'm a huge fan of the Ezekial 7-sprout muffins with almond butter. Sometimes I throw in a greek yogurt with some blackberries if I'm hungry. Filling and yummy!
08/17/2011 7:43:50 PM CDT
antona says ...
My kids love crunchy veggies and rice molded into fun shapes, so I like to make Bento style lunches using veggies to make rice look like faces, animals and all kinds of fun things. Thanks for the ideas and for the opportunity!
08/17/2011 7:46:02 PM CDT
Jackie Howell says ...
My son will eat anything I have baked into a muffin, so I add tons of fruit and veggie purees into the mix and bump up the nutrition!
08/17/2011 7:46:03 PM CDT
danielle says ...
Fruit and veggies that we have grown in our backyard or that they have chosen themselves are always appreciated by the boys at lunchtime! Fortunately our Gravenstein apple tree is full at the beginning of the school year!
08/17/2011 8:03:09 PM CDT
carrie says ...
I love the lunch containers featured in this video, and the samples of fresh, whole and unprocessed foods! Very inspiring. I tend to you baggies, which crumple up, and foil wrap, which can be awkward at times. It's also hard to find lunch meats without nitrates, so it's great the Whole Foods offers them. Nice cross marketing,ladies!
08/17/2011 8:04:23 PM CDT
Eva says ...
I am trying to use dinner I made the night before to create a lunch for the next day.My son likes tortellini. Food jar keeps it warm.
08/17/2011 8:09:09 PM CDT
Carol says ...
Loved the appetizing lunches in this video, and the various containers were very creative. I make sandwiches with brie cheese, sliced Granny Smith apples, and a thin layer of strawberry rhubard jam. My whole family loves them, and even my coworkers have started copying me by making them as well!
08/17/2011 8:10:42 PM CDT

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