This my thread from TAO:
Hey mamas, it's almost back to school time and I know my daughter is wanting some more variety besides PB&J. Lemme hear some of your packed lunch ideas, I need some help!
Here are the replies so far:
race kelly - My boys cheese and crackers. They also like sliced apples with yogurt to dip. We even do chicken drumsticks along with fruit or veggies.
mrsalf97 - Just about anything rolled in a tortilla.
pita and hummus
google "vegan lunchbox"
my ds loves yellow rice and lentils
wow, I can't think of anything. what do I feed this boy?
make sure the school allows peanutbutter, my ds school does not or anything related with PB, for allergies reasons. Here is my list of what Ds will take when he starts school
Tuna sanwiches or buns
Soup, stew, leftovers hot in a themos
milk or juice there is alot more but my brain just froze
sjkmaurice - I love Vegan Lunch Box and I don't even have school-age children.
velochic - You didn't mention if you have diet restrictions, so I'll tell you what we do. I try to put a main dish, a fruit, a dairy, and a veggie. I don't buy prepackaged stuff, so I spend a lot of time trying to think of things. Hope this helps you some. I'll be to get more ideas myself.
-PB & J
-Chicken salad sammies
-Egg salad sammies
(the previous 2 I use an insulated container because it contains mayo and I don't give this when the weather is warm)
-Heated and put in a thermos:
*Homemade chicken nuggets
*Annies mac & cheese, or homemade
*Chicken & rice casserole
*Stir fry and rice
*Other leftovers from the night before
-Carrots, Broccoli, cucumbers, peppers or other veggies and dip
-Dried strawberries, bananas, apples, cranberries
-Yogurt covered raisins
-hummus & pita
-cheese & crackers
-trail mix (without candies in it)
-banana nut bread or zucchini bread
-tortillas folded into a triangle with different things in each fold (like ham, cheese, cucumber, with a bit of butter spread on)
-taco kit (taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa & tortilla chips in different small bowls that she can combine together when she eats)
-salad kit (same as above but with salad components)
If I think of other things, I'll post again.
supakitty - Awesome ideas! I'm going to print all these out and post them on my fridge. I don't know why it's always so hard to come up with new ideas to keep lunch interesting.
leximom - pb and banana sammich!