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ellen says ...
Thanks for the video and for inspiring all the genius ideas in the comments section! Like a lot of others, I'm big on cookie cutter sandwiches and bite-sized fruit and veggies. We have a set of small star and heart cutters that work well with melon and apple slices.
08/20/2011 1:31:41 PM CDT
piper says ...
We like to pack vegetarian rice-paper rolls!
08/22/2011 9:52:39 PM CDT
Lana says ...
Pepperidge Farms makes a Goldfish flatbread now. I plan to use it make ham and cheese sandwiches for the kids. I will add fresh fruit, carrot and celery sticks, and a couple of graham crackers.
08/21/2011 9:26:00 AM CDT
Kristi says ...
My first-graders love a variety of foods and their taste preferences change constantly, so I'm always on the lookout for new lunch foods to pack. I like to pack their lunches in containers that have separate sections so that I can include dip for veggies or nut butter with apples along with a sandwich of some sort.
08/21/2011 12:00:26 PM CDT
Becky says ...
Salads! The kids love to prepare meals so having ingredients in their own containers that they cam put together is really fun! A favorite is mixed greens, diced apples, raisins, raw pumpkin seeds, and sliced almonds. Add a honey poppyseed dressing and they are set!
08/22/2011 12:12:19 AM CDT
Christine says ...
Wraps! But don't put them together until ready to eat: pack the contents separately, pita or tortilla, veggies, sauce, meat.
08/21/2011 9:31:32 PM CDT
Peg Whitten says ...
Great video!
08/21/2011 9:23:31 PM CDT
David says ...
Three-cheese grilled sandwiches with Gazpacho
08/23/2011 10:27:35 AM CDT
Howie says ...
for healthy lunches: fruit that doesn't deteriorate like whole pears, apples, grapes hummus and pita bread ...with cut up veggies too and maybe a low fat granola bar for more crunch. Sounds good to me!
08/23/2011 2:44:35 PM CDT
Analee Lucke says ...
My daughter kept bringing home her bread. So, instead of a turkey sandwich, I give her turkey filled with cream cheese. I add pita bread in case she wants to make it more sandwich-like. And she's only 3. So, she thinks fruit is a treat. Thus, there's always fruit.
08/23/2011 4:01:12 AM CDT
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
kara rane says ...
informative video, thank YOU. sushi for lunch box = *fun
08/11/2011 4:18:16 PM CDT
Kristin O' says ...
I think it is fun to leave a note or interesting tidbit that is pertinent to the food. For example, with an apple the note could say 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away'! Nurturing for the heart and brain, kids.
08/11/2011 10:37:39 PM CDT
Shayna says ...
Whole Foods and The Container Store -- by far the two places I spend the most money!! Love the reusable glass bottle, going to go find it online right now!! Thanks for this informative video!
08/12/2011 4:32:01 AM 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
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
Ashley says ...
Dinner to Lunch. I am always trying to use dinner I made the night before to recreate a lunch for the following day. Pasta and meatballs is easily turned into a meatball sandwich. Chicken kabobs can be tucked itnto a pita with hummus and veggies.
08/13/2011 1:51:03 PM CDT
Mary says ...
A few crostinis, a small portion of cilantro pesto (I usually go with walnuts or almonds to save money), house roasted deli meat cuts like roast beef or turkey, cherry tomatoes sliced, and a bowl of fruit (strawberries, peeled oranges, grapes, or apple slices). A simple avocado spread is nice in place of the pesto as well. Not an all the time lunch but definitely a fun one! They get to build to suit their tastes and creativity.
08/13/2011 12:08:11 PM CDT
Heather says ...
Antipasti, bento style.
08/13/2011 4:19:59 PM CDT
Jackie Finger says ...
Hummus, carrot sticks, and pita
08/13/2011 6:04:48 PM CDT
Sandy says ...
A bento-style lunch made of bite-size veggies with vinaigrette dressing, couscous salad and leftover teriyaki chicken, is a favorite in my household. Much tastier than a plain old sandwich and chips, and assembling and decorating the bento is part of the fun!
08/13/2011 9:55:34 PM CDT
Regina says ...
Pasta salad made with whole wheat pasta (I use Bionaturae) and packed with seasonal veggies. I also make the dressing and add a little ground flax or flax oil to it. I love that you can make a big batch ahead of time and enjoy the lunch for a few days or even all week!
08/14/2011 10:26:31 AM CDT
Emily breaux says ...
My boys love to help pack their lunch. We do some of the prep on the weekend when there is more time. Pealing carrots and slicing veggies, and getting them into bite size portions is fun for them, plus, they tend to eat the veggies during the preparation, so it's a win-win"
08/14/2011 8:17:50 AM CDT
Lizzet says ...
This ideas are amazing! I like to pack my kids an organic yogurt with sides of fruits and organic granola. It is always a big hit. I totally agree that the packaging of their lunches make a huge difference in my kids lunch experience. Thank you for the great ideas!
08/14/2011 11:48:39 AM CDT
Andrea Rackow says ...
Two days ago I made my son a sandwich with turkey and cheddar on whole wheat bread, which he has never once agreed to eat, but this time I used a cookie cutter in the shape of an elephant and he actually ate some! He said he wouldn't, but two minutes later there he was eating some turkey. The monkey cookie cutter will be next! And I would like some of those Container Store containers to pack it all up in! thanks!
08/14/2011 9:28:23 AM CDT

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