Originally Posted by Pinoikoi
Does anyone here pack thier kids' lunches? Two of my kiddos attend a school where lunch is free to all kids, but one attends a different school, and all of a sudden we no longer qualify for reduced price lunch for him.
So I am looking at packing lunches.. I have a laptop lunchbox, but it is MINE and PINK. I could get him another one, but honestly I think the 2.0 pieces are easier since the sizes are varied and they all have lids.. what do you all do?
Also, what do you put in them? I am always looking for ideas, and "Oh, I just snatch an orange off of my fruit tree that grows by our front door" doesn't really fit for Alaskan families
I made him heart shaped jigglers, and star shaped pb and j, and lumpia another day.. carrots (he doesn't like celery), grapes, apple slices..
man, I wish my kids would eat lumpia! Yumm!
So, I pack lunch for 5 people.
I usually make a "sandwich" which is usually a meat/cheese combo on breads, tortilla, or bagel.
Today they just got 2 rice cakes and a couple slices of turkey.
We usually send a cheese stick or yogurt as well but the cheese sticks we got from Costco last time were BAD! (like they started to explode from their packages!) so no cheese sticks this week.
I always send a fruit since they are eaten by all my kids. I have packed carrot sticks and broc, etc with some small cups of Ranch but they always come home unopened.
I always send a 100% Juice drink, frozen juice box to help keep things cold.
I also send a sippy bottle of water.
We have also done peanuts, raisins, homemade muffins, pirate booty, granola bars, etc.................... my son likes Tuna and cheese so he will get a bowl of tuna, some slices of cheese and a baggy of crackers.
I use those GLAD WARE re-usable containers and buy a lot of stuff in bulk like #10 can of pears or applesauce. I also make sugar-free jello and chill it directly in the serving cups for lunches.
my kids go to a charter school that wont allow unhealthy foods so my choices have to be on the "better for ya" side. No fruit snacks, or chips, cookies, etc.