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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
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
Debbie says ...
I like the idea of small bites for kids lunches. Hummus in a small container with fresh veggies and whole grain crackers to dip. Or sunbutter with apple slices and whole wheat bread cut into fun shapes. It is always nice to have a small treat and a love note to get them through the rest of the day.
08/17/2011 5:09:00 PM CDT
Becca says ...
I love packing pasta mixed with veggies. Plus I add crackers, fruit bars, and water. :)
08/17/2011 5:10:23 PM CDT
sheila says ...
hummus & pita!
08/17/2011 5:11:18 PM CDT
K R says ...
Hummus with Pita Bread and Apple Slices are my son's favorite. I always pack water or juice (with large ice cubes to water it down/keep it cold) in the container.
08/17/2011 5:12:34 PM CDT
Jen says ...
I pack a lunch for my son at daycare, and I find lots of little nibbles help keep him interested. That helps keep things balanced, and it's good for a toddler who's constantly on the go!
08/17/2011 5:13:33 PM CDT
ErikaM says ...
Chicken curry salad in a whole-wheat pita. Chilled chai to drink. Yum!
08/17/2011 5:14:22 PM CDT
Cindy Hils says ...
I like to make sure it's balanced. There's always a vegetable, some fruit and protein. But I love to get the kids involved in what they actually want - it teaches them about the different food groups.
08/17/2011 5:16:32 PM CDT
Lily says ...
Packaging your own yogurt is healthier, tastier, and more economical. Purchase a large size organic plain yogurt and add your own fruit and sweatener of choice (honey, molasses, date sugar, raisen puree, etc) I add soaked/sprouted barley, chopped organic walnuts/almonds, raw honey, and a splash of vanilla). The container store gell pak container for liquids would work great to keep it cold. For the water bottles, I also use the 4 oz life factory glass baby bottles because they are smaller and lighter for my younger kids-you just take off the nipple and screw on a standard replacement cap. I have them in all the many colors and the kids love them.
08/17/2011 5:17:55 PM CDT
Amanda Suzzi says ...
I like to make sure my lunch is a rainbow of colors!
08/17/2011 5:18:05 PM CDT
Lily says ...
Packaging your own yogurt is healthier, tastier, and more economical. Purchase a large size organic plain yogurt and add your own fruit and sweetener of choice (honey, molasses, date sugar, raisen puree, etc) I add soaked/sprouted barley, chopped organic walnuts/almonds, raw honey, and a splash of vanilla). The container store gell pak container for liquids would work great to keep it cold. For the water bottles, I also use the 4 oz life factory glass baby bottles because they are smaller and lighter for my younger kids-you just take off the nipple and screw on a standard replacement cap. I have them in all the many colors and the kids love them.
08/17/2011 5:18:26 PM CDT
Teri says ...
A nice turkey wrap made with organic tortillas filled with turkey, avocado, sprouts,tomatoes, and olives. a piece of fresh fruit or some dried fruit, and a nut snack, raw veggies, or energy bar. A healthy dessert like sugarless cookies is a treat.
08/17/2011 5:21:34 PM CDT
mel says ...
For lunches I like to use glass containers that I can safely heat up in a microwave at work. Pasta to stir-fried rice dishes from the night before heat up wonderfully.
08/17/2011 5:22:14 PM CDT
Dawn says ...
Thanks for this! Try spreading slices of apple, pear, or other hard fruit with nut butter. All organic, of course!
08/17/2011 5:23:27 PM CDT
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

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