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So SIL (age 12) decided to be a vegetarian and MIL asked me what I packed for lunch at that age. I said thingx PB&J and cheese, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. Both of those things weren't to the liking of SIL. Any input would be appreciated, so what kind of foods do your vegetarian children eat for lunch at school?
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I bought a Ms Bento and Mr bento and that helped expand what we COULD take to school. Here are some ideas:

http://flickr.com/groups/veganbento/

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Hey thanks for the quick reply, I'll check out the link.
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My kids aren't veggies but I pack my lunch every day for work... Is she a vegan, or a lacto-ovo?

She could take egg salad either plain or on a sandwich (if she eats eggs), hummus with pita bread, pimento cheese on bread or with veggies to dip, PB & banana sandwiches with honey (YUM), onion bagel sandwiches spread with herb flavored cream cheese with lettuce and tomato, fruit salad or regular salad with lots of interesting mix-ins...

I have sent home-made "lunchables" with my kids before. They especially like the pizza ones, which is basically a small flatbread or halved english muffin, some tomato sauce, and a sprinkle of cheese.. she could also add some raw veggies and those are great eaten cold.

I don't know how good her school cafeteria food is there, but a lot of schools have jumped on the bandwagon of healthy cafeteria foods. On my kids' elementary school menu are lots of fruit and veggie choices, salads, whole grain breads, and grains like pasta, rice, or oven baked fries instead of fried stuff. I pack the girls' lunches upon request but generally they eat at school, and I don't mind.
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Hummus and pita
Nut butters with crackers
Leftovers from supper (pasta, pizza, etc.)
Pesto and cream cheese on whole grain bread
Faloney on wheat with mayo and pickles (a fave in our house)
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I bought a Ms Bento and Mr bento and that helped expand what we COULD take to school. Here are some ideas:

http://flickr.com/groups/veganbento/

A.

I really loved that site! Does anyone have any idea where to get those neat "skewers" and all the cool condiment containers, etc?
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