D.M. asks from Oakdale, PA on August 20, 2007
Lunch Box Ideas-other than Sandwiches
I have two elementary age children. They get really tired of PB&J sandwiches. I prefer not to give them Lunchables. Does anybody have any ideas for different lunch ideas, other than sandwiches. There is no way for them to heat food at school so I am finding this difficult. Any help would be appreciated
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Wow!!! What a bunch of GREAT ideas. Thank you all so much. I feel more prepared this school year and it hasn't even begun yet. I found thermos' for the kids that are the perfect size and shape. I have also prepared a shopping list so I can get everything I need to make my kids some new, not-so-boring, healthy lunches. Thanks tons!
C.K. answers from York on August 24, 2007
I always use www.kraftfoods.com. You can search the site for new ideas for kids lunches. You can also sign up for food ideas that they send through email....good quick meals!!
A.H. answers from Pittsburgh on August 21, 2007
Try mixing it up a little. For a fun change take a piece of cheese, string or otherwise, and wrap a piece or a few of thier favorite meat around it. Also try tortilla wraps to mix it up. They make an interesting change to bread.
T.E. answers from Allentown on August 21, 2007
I have not read the other responses yet to know if anyone suggested this so far, but buy a good thermos and pack mac-n-cheese, leftovers, soup,... . My sister has done this with my finicky nephew and it seems to work like a charm! Good luck. T.
J.B. answers from Allentown on August 20, 2007
How about some turkey rollups with crackers? Heating soup in a Thermos contaniner? Cream cheese on bread?
M.S. answers from Pittsburgh on August 22, 2007
I went to Wal Mart and bought a Thermos container that is about 6 inches tall that fits in their lunch bag perfectly. It can be used for hot or cold items so I have been able to send for lunch raviolies, chili, mac & chesse, soup and even one day cold milk with dry cereal in a bag. It really gives my children and I lots of options.
N.T. answers from Pittsburgh on August 21, 2007
My kids are too young for bagged lunch, but one idea I used when I worked retail and brought a lunch was small tupperware container of hummus with individual bags of cut veggies and other "dippables". Hard boiled egg quarters, chuncks of lunch meats, carrots, celery, peppers, cheeses etc. Hummus is really healthy and comes in lots of flavors, but you can always make up some other kind of dip, like cheese or something.
T. answers from Allentown on August 21, 2007
My mom used to send me with a thermos. www.thermos.com She would give me soup, pasta with sauce or anything hot that would fit inside. You can even do cold things. It was always the perfect temp by lunch time. Put a little note in every now and then. It will make there day!
Good Luck with the new school year!
T.S. answers from Pittsburgh on August 21, 2007
This is kinda weird bc I never seen anyone eles to it but my mom used to ocasionally pack us a hard boiled egg.
M.H. answers from Pittsburgh on August 21, 2007
how about roll-ups? they are always fun and they are simple. You can put tons of different things in them and they are great.