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Paige says ...
This is great. Just a note though, a lot of classrooms are now nut free, peanuts and tree nuts. So that knocks out several of your items.
08/21/2011 10:38:28 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
stacey fields says ...
loved the containers and lunch ideas. would add sliced vegetables and low fat dips, frozen grapes and pineapple chunks and granola or low fat muffins for dessert
08/21/2011 8:08:02 PM CDT
Peg Whitten says ...
Great video!
08/21/2011 9:23:31 PM 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
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
Sam says ...
Our lunch box typically includes buck's tuna salad sandwich (or almond butter & fruit spread - we like apple butter) on whole grain bread, a 365 cereal like raisin bran, a Greek style yogurt, my own salt & sugar free nut with fruit mix and a banana or peach. Veggies are rare in our lunch box except this time of the year when tomato sandwiches rule. Thanks for helping me rethink what goes in our lunch boxes and to add more veggies to our daily diet.
08/22/2011 5:32:27 AM CDT
ewlake says ...
My son always loved whole wheat pasta shells mixed with steamed broccoli and baked tofu - toss it all with a little olive oil and nutritional yeast. Very easy to do if having past a for dinner - just reserve a little for packing the next day. Does not need to be warmed to be tasty.
08/22/2011 9:55:53 AM CDT
Marchele T says ...
My son's favorite lunch sandwich is tuna salad on whole wheat bread. I make it with 1 can regular tuna and 1 can albacore tuna, boiled eggs, chopped onion, dill relish, celery, lemon juice and his favorite secret spice "paprika"!
08/22/2011 10:38:08 AM CDT
Trish says ...
Forget the kids, I'll steal these lunch ideas for myself ;-)
08/22/2011 1:00:06 PM CDT
Suzanne B says ...
I love shrimp and grilling them is a must. So I grill them on the BBQ then cut them up and either in a pan heat up butter and garlic and put it over the shrimp or you can make a shrimp salad with mayo, dill, garlic salt, parsley, onion powder, put it in the fridge in a container over night and yummy salad for the next day. you can put this over lettuce or pasta or on a sandwich, eat it with crackers etc...
08/22/2011 1:58:00 PM CDT
piper says ...
We like to pack vegetarian rice-paper rolls!
08/22/2011 9:52:39 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
David says ...
Three-cheese grilled sandwiches with Gazpacho
08/23/2011 10:27:35 AM CDT
pamela wood says ...
as a mostly spanish family, we make lots of black beans and rice - the leftovers make a great lunch with roasted peppers, a small container of chili salsa and handful of tortilla chips. a container of sliced banana or mango makes the perfect dessert.
08/23/2011 12:15:02 PM CDT
irma says ...
We have 4 lunches to pack this year- husband, 1St daughter & son in college and 2nd daughter in Dual credit at ACC. Each of them make their own lunches. Each one picks a fruit and their of choice, sandwich along with chips and cookies. We are trying to get used to bring water in their own reusable water bottles rather than using bought water bottles this year. Adding fresh veggies with dip and fruit (sliced apples in a bag with water and ice to keep them fresh). Hope I win, I have a big list of containers and reusable products that I dream of buying.
08/23/2011 2:32:23 PM CDT
Linda says ...
Since my daughter has to eat gluten free I use a corn tortilla put a thin piece of gf lunch meat either ham or turkey on this sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese microwave until the cheese melts and then roll it up for a delicious tortilla roll up for lunch.
08/23/2011 2:37:07 PM 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
stephanie says ...
A portable lunch container with dividers from the Container Store would have made it much easier to transport my lunch from home to office! I didn't want all of my salad ingredients to mix until right before serving. If I win I could buy a better lunch carrier - I love to try new healthy recipes and need a way to take them on the go. Thanks!
08/23/2011 4:59:37 PM CDT
Lily Kwan says ...
I like to have pasta salad with yogurt, string cheese, and fruit juice.
08/24/2011 11:44:45 PM CDT
Sarahleigh Toki says ...
My children like a little bit of everything.As long as have something sweet,salty,crunchy & soft.ie: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich on Wheat with Green Apples Slices and Caramel Dip and Ritz Crackers with cheese & Turkey and Ice-Cold Water. I usually Freeze the yogurt and Apple Sauce for a more fun way to eat it!
08/31/2011 5:44:58 PM CDT

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