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Crystal says ...
I have 3 boys, ages 11, 8, and 3. We're a veggie family, so they either take pb&honey on whole wheat or leftovers in a thermos, with raw veggies cut into sticks and a piece of fruit (whatever is in season). My 3-year-old absolutely LOVES hummus (so do my husband and I), so I make a big batch on the weekend for us all to dip our veggies in throughout the week. I also make a low fat ranch-type dip made with organic yogurt and sour cream for variety sometimes! For some reason, my 2 youngest kids get a kick out of taking a whole carrot (scrubbed), but don't usually eat baby carrots! Thanks for the video!
08/17/2011 5:23:59 PM CDT
Garden Girl says ...
One of my kids favorite things is when I cut their bread into a puzzle. Simple puzzle with their the first letter of their name or a simple shape. They also love specialty toothpicks for their healthy finger foods--I have found little swords, frilly ended ones, etc. But, they always say their favorite part is a note from mom or dad.
08/17/2011 5:24:34 PM CDT
Anna says ...
My son is a HUGE pasta fan, so for lunch gluten free pasta with pesto and chicken topped with fresh spinach and red bell peppers is a favorite. There are never any left over snacks for the dog that day :)
08/17/2011 5:24:50 PM CDT
Terri says ...
Low-sodium turkey sandwich in a whole-wheat pita pocket, celery sticks with peanut butter, a nectarine, and some lightly salted mixed nuts. Yum!!
08/17/2011 5:25:33 PM CDT
Dawn says ...
I like to have containers for keeping things warm during the winter months. Healthy mac & cheese and homemade soups are so delish!
08/17/2011 5:25:51 PM CDT
Christopher Sorel says ...
Make a eggplant, tomato, garlic and pepper salad. Goes great with any grilled meat or sandwich
08/17/2011 5:28:02 PM CDT
Isabel says ...
Thanks for all the good lunch ideas. My daughters love hummus, tomato and bib lettuce sandwich on whole grain honey wheat bread. I cut it into triangles for easier eating. I also freeze some Stoney Field kids yogurt sticks to send with lunch.
08/17/2011 5:28:48 PM CDT
Linda says ...
BPA-free containers make for healthy ways to carry my lunch on my bicycle to work everyday. Thanks for the 'Colorful Klip-it Lunch Cube' into which I pack a salad with fresh greens, organic dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, tomatoes, and cukes. I carry a flax-seed sandwich with peanut butter and jelly on the side.
08/17/2011 5:29:28 PM CDT
janna says ...
Hummus with star and moon shaped cucumbers to dip with.
08/17/2011 5:31:32 PM CDT
Aamina says ...
I like to give my kids some protein, grains, fruits and veggies for lunch. For lunch, its usually a sandwich with chicken or cheese and carrot sticks. For snack its either apple slices or orange slices. Water for drink. Keep it simple, easy. Don't over complicate. Kids like the same thing again and again. They really won't mind.
08/17/2011 5:32:27 PM CDT
Christin says ...
My daughter loves ants on a log, but the log often varies from carrots, to apple slices, etc... (those ants get around HA HA) I also love packing fruits, different cheeses, veggies and leaving a tortilla so she can make her own wraps. She enjoys the creativity and it mimics those lovely processed lunchable things
08/17/2011 5:33:05 PM CDT
Marie O. says ...
My favorite brown bag style lunch snack is carrot sticks sprinkled with Furikake - delicious!
08/17/2011 5:34:22 PM CDT
jenna says ...
most important. WHAT WOULD WE LOOK LIKE TODAY IF WE KNEW WHAT WE NOW? HEALTHIER, CUTER PEOPLE
08/17/2011 5:34:49 PM CDT
Rachel says ...
My children love whole wheat mini pita bread, hummus dip, pimento cheese and chicken. A fruit parfait is their favorite for dessert. Thanks for the great video.
08/17/2011 5:39:41 PM CDT
Deb Good says ...
Fun, Easy, and exciting sounds great for lunches. My kid loves sushi!
08/17/2011 5:40:17 PM CDT
Nadine says ...
My son doesn't like sandwiches, so we usually send him in with different containers of food. On most days he has a container of fruit (grapes, apples, strawberries, etc.), one container of veggies (carrots or green beans), a container with turkey, chicken or ham and a breakfast bar. He loves it!
08/17/2011 5:40:37 PM CDT
Debbie Terry says ...
String cheese is on the top of my list.
08/17/2011 5:41:24 PM CDT
Andrea says ...
Because we eat organically I pack my daughter's lunches to incorporate a rainbow of colors every day. Not only is it fun for her but it is nutritious as well. Her friends love to look and see what she is eating and often comment on how much better her food looks than the cafeteria lunches. I utilize only BPA free containers which last years and keep everything fresh and organized in her lunch box. I love how the containers are top rack dishwasher safe. Keeping my child safe from toxins and at the same time helping the environment by eliminating all of the daily throw away one time use products makes me feel that I am doing that much more to help our planet stay green and pollution free. My daughters favorite lunch is an Asian summer roll which she has learned how to make herself. It is full of carrots,cucumbers,noodles and crab. We also include a sauce to dip it in. It makes for a great finger food!
08/17/2011 5:42:52 PM CDT
Carolyn says ...
When I was working I packed my lunch to save money and as a healthier alternative to 'fast food' or cafeteria food. I loved packing fresh salads. I packed certain ingredients separate, especially the dressing, so that the salad did not get soggy.
08/17/2011 5:43:14 PM CDT
Johanna says ...
Sometimes I just like a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat and some carrots. Other times I like salad with veggies and seitan.
08/17/2011 5:44:20 PM CDT
Janine says ...
My son loves lentil soup!
08/17/2011 5:44:46 PM CDT
B says ...
No children, but I like to pack sandwiches on homemade bread, tuna salad, chicken salad and leftovers, and these containers look terrific. My favorites are the sandwich container and the bento box type container. Thanks for the interesting and helpful video. May even pick up some sushi at Whole Foods and the sushi container at The Container Store!
08/17/2011 5:45:33 PM CDT
Linda K. Noblin says ...
Thank you for the helpful lunch tips. Many of the tips I already use; however, there were a few new ones that will certainly be helpful when the children return to school. I'm a grama who packs daily lunches for my two grandchildren. Every tidbit helps when encouraging children to eat healthy while helping to preserve our environment by packing lunches that have zip impact on our environment. Thanks, Linda
08/17/2011 5:45:42 PM CDT
Katherine says ...
I make my own ice-cube size individual servings of guacamole and freeze entire batches at once. Then, when I'm packing for lunch, I can pull just one out and it's thawed by noon!
08/17/2011 5:46:27 PM CDT
Ann says ...
Baked tofu, grapes, carrots, and broccoli.
08/17/2011 5:47:23 PM CDT

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