We're vegetarians and there are very few veggie options at the kid's schools. There is always the salad bar but I'm not going to pay for them to just eat salad for lunch. Honestly, my kids were always happy to bring lunch because it meant they didn't have to spend most of their lunch period IN LINE!
My kids prefer their school meals to be very simple and typical... sandwiches, yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit, crackers, ect. They've been making their own lunches since kindergarten.
The kids each had an LL Bean lunchbox that matched their backpacks when they were in elementary. In middle, DD wanted a simple one from Target. For high school she got herself a Beatles tin lunchbox like the ones we had in school lol. We'll see what DS wants when we go shopping for a middle school replacement. For us, the best lunch box was the one no one was stressed about loosing or embarrassed about carrying.
Edited by whatsnextmom - 7/19/11 at 4:14pm