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bogganlass says ...
I always go with a standard meat/cheese/greens sandwich on homebaked bread. There will be lemonade or iced tea to drink and nuts as a snack.
08/15/2011 3:47:11 PM CDT
Kristin says ...
In the summer I take advantage of the seasonal fruit and pack my husband blueberries (his favorite, so he could eat them every day!), peaches or strawberries with his lunch.
08/15/2011 4:13:06 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
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
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
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
Rachel says ...
I like to make "kits" for lunch with meats, cheeses and vegetables. At lunch time, I assemble the rollups, cracker stackers or whatnot. There's something about piecing together my meal that is fun. Like fajitas! Ole!
08/16/2011 11:57:02 AM 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
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
Courtney M. says ...
I love black bean burritos with lots of veggies and a cream cheese sauce, greek yogurt, and some fruit. Those containers are WAY cool!
08/16/2011 4:36:28 PM CDT
Lauren says ...
I enjoyed watching the video for healthy lunch ideas as well as organizing tips for packing. Thanks to Whole Foods and The Container Store!
08/16/2011 5:09:01 PM CDT
Michelle3 says ...
So excited about the "dip & chip" container! My daughter loves hummus with pita chips and veggies. This will be the perfect container. I also love the snack cup with beverage cooler attached! This will be great for fruit slices with yogurt dip in the top to stay cool! Would love the gift card to be able to purchase these containers for my three!
08/16/2011 7:30:41 PM CDT
MQ Dwyer says ...
Last year we bought containers from whole foods, which were great. We also have wonderful assorted soup and other containers from the container store. My children like to take chunks of poached, organic chicken. One likes them plain and one with a little organic mayo for dipping. Whole wheat crackers and baby carrots with ranch round it out. We use reusable bottles for water or fruit juice. A small organic, dark chocolate bar or chocolate covered graham crackers make a great finish! We have small containers that are perfect for a little pile of red grapes.
08/16/2011 8:16:44 PM CDT
Marthalynn says ...
I love the idea of doing a bento box style lunch. Complete with fun little themes!
08/17/2011 4:30:25 PM CDT
Anne M says ...
My son likes a peeled long carrot in his lunchbox everyday, along with a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread, fruit stretches and something crunchy like pita chips.
08/17/2011 4:32:32 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
Rebecca says ...
Dinosaur shaped anything. Thank goodness for cookie cutters!
08/17/2011 4:45:22 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
Amy in StL says ...
Rollups and Orange wheels are great lunch items and fun to eat.
08/17/2011 4:55:46 PM CDT
Erica says ...
Wow!! Those containers actually got my 8yr old daughter excited about bringing her lunch to school! As picky as she is she even liked some of the lunch ideas!
08/17/2011 4:58:16 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
I like to eat cheese, whole grain crackers and fruit for lunch.
08/17/2011 4:58:17 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

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