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#1 of 6 Old 05-10-2007, 01:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Wondering what things you like and especially what your kids like to eat that is healthy and isn't too messy.

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carrot sticks
brocoli florets
red pepper strips
cucumber slices
cut up fruit
whole fruit
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cereal like cracklin oat bran they love that stuff
rice cakes, nutra grain bars, apples, sandwiches, quesadillas, bananas, dried fruit, homemade popcorn

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This thread has been a huge help to me for lunch ideas- http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=257621. I did a modified version of it on my website, we use it so much.

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My dd LOVES rice and beans (in or out of a tortilla) and generally will eat pita sandwiches (cheese, hummus, thinly sliced veggies, etc). Pasta's always a good one for her lunch box. We use the laptop lunch system and it's been great because we can pack 2 containers for her for lunch and 2 for a snack and send her to daycare with one box. It also serves as a good reminder to pack a variety of food groups.

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Any of the following items:

meat sandwich
french toast
granola bar
mandarin oranges
cheese and whole grain crackers (usually Kashi)
broccoli, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes
water, juice and noni

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