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#1 of 5 Old 07-06-2013, 07:53 AM - Thread Starter
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I am not at all used to packing a daily lunch.  Now dd is going to a daycamp and I have to figure out what to send with her.  


The only think I can think of the pack as a lunch is a peanut butter sandwich.  This gets boring every day, no? 


What can I pack that will be good cold and will not get soggy after sitting in the box for 4 hours? 


All vegetarian ideas appreciated!

no longer  or  or ... dd is going on 12 (!) how was I to know there was a homeschool going on?
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#2 of 5 Old 07-06-2013, 08:37 AM
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I am not sure if I can help but I would double check and see if they would even allow peanut butter- most camps have a no peanut/no nut policy due to allergies.


Things I have given my DS:


homemade mac and cheese in a thermos

salad- put the dressing in a separate container to put on the salad at lunch

hummus and crackers/veggies to dip (as long as sesame seeds are ok)

cheese and crackers

yogurt dip and fruit

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hummus and cheese sandwich


grapes, cherries, apple, melon

yogurt or a yogurt tube 

carrots, snap peas

baked or plain tofu

a veggie burrito: add warm beans, cheese and avocado (and anything else you want) to a warm tortilla.  wrap the burrito in aluminum foil.  it will cool by lunchtime but the tortilla will be soft.  my kids liked to eat these. 

nuts if allowed

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yogurt with fruit & dollop of jam with granola bar 

bagel half (or mini bagel) with cream cheese, plus fruit & plain veggie

simple burrito (as above poster mentioned, but no avocado for my dd) with tortilla chips on the side

simple quesadilla (cheese/olives, cheese/black beans, just cheese) toasted in the am & foil-wrapped for later

cut apples, cheese, crackers 

simple salad (lettuce mix, grated cheese & carrot, ranch dressing)

cold, leftover cheese tortellini

chickpea no-tuna salad (either on sandwich, or plain with crackers)

cottage cheese with raw veggies

deviled eggs

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