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Old 09-11-2008, 12:59 PM - Thread Starter
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With the girls eating lunch at school every day, I'm kind of in a rut for planning healthy lunches + snacks for 2 snack times, that stay fairly stable in a lunch box (with ice pack) or a thermos. What are your favorite lunches and snacks?


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Old 09-14-2008, 12:00 AM
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my kids love:
veggies and dip
leftovers but with no way to warm them up this can be challanging

we don't do sandwiches unless it's leftover meat ie roast chicken
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Here are some ideas of what we like:

nuts and seeds
rice cake
any fruit
dried fruit..raisins, mango, papaya

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Old 09-17-2008, 04:19 PM
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tortilla rollup - whole wheat tortilla w/ nut butter & honey rolled up...
yogurt cup w/ granola to put on top
tostada - I spread refried beans on a shell, melt cheese on it and put whatever toppings I have around the house on top. DD doesn't mind that its not warm by the time she has lunch...

hummus sandwhich
bean dip w/ tortilla chips for dipping

pasta salad - tricolored pasta w/ italian dressing, cheese, olives, and whatever else I can find to throw in...

cereal w/ milk once in a while...

We are vegetarian. HTH....

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:20 AM
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we just started pre-k so, so far it's been the same everyday, except one day.

peanut butter and banana sandwich on grain bread
apple sauce/fruit

i put leftover chicken in one day cut into squares........he ate it. i love the idea of bento boxes, but i'm definately going to stick around to see what others say. i don't like the frilly stuff, i'd rather the whole (easy) foods.
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Cold noodles? With steamed veggies...

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I feel as if im in a lunch box rut myself. our daily usualy consists of some type of sandwich. mostly peanut butter. I do 3 drinks,2 water/1 juice. they can have drinks in class. and 4 snacks/side dish to lunches. My boys are 7-8y/o and can eat alot.

pb and jelly, (grape,strawberry,blueberry,of apple pie jam)

turkey or ham.

pb on wheat wraps with thin slice apple with cin/sugar rolled up.

rf beans,cheese,ground chick, and a spoon full or 2 of squash mixed into a paste and spread on totilla and baked for about 8-10 min. good cold ( kids love these.)

any fruit any vegi
corn chips
granola bars
cold pasta salads
salads(can be messy)
bagles w/cream cheese/jam.
Theres more.

I just feel like I am packing the same things all the time.

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