I have lots of ides, LOL!
ok I love the gladware little 4oz containers- I wash them & reuse them- I use the top rack of the dishwasher
I pack one w/ a fruit, one w/ a veggie and one w/ a 'main' course' - If thre's something like fishsticks, I wrap in aluminum foil, same goes for the veggie squares (read below)
fruit: cut up fruit & put it in the 4oz gladware (apple, orange, pear, mango, papaya, plum, peach, apricot, cantelope, strawberries, etc)
also: publix brand unsweetened organic appleasuce- it's cheaper to buy a big container & use the gladware...
if she likes beans right out of the can (rinsed off), then a little container filled 1/2 way with beans (I buy organic publix brand- red, garbonzo, ointo, black)
plain pasta & butter - all shapes. etc
ravioli!! filled with cheese or anything!
frozen mini perogies (filled w/ potato & cheese)
veggie burgers- try what she likes- Boca Burgers, garden burgers, etc
fish sticks- I buy at whole foods
safe Fish: http://www.checnet.org/healthehouse/education/quicklist-d...
chicken nuggests (bell & evans brand or kosher)
or 'fake' chicken nuggets
hard boiled egg
cheese stick (I'll throw one into the lunch if the 'main' gladware is 'plain' like plain spaghetti)
meat balls/'fake' meatballs (frozen)/turkey meatballs
veggies: I buy organic frozen: broccoli, green beans, and the mixed veggie (corn, peas & carrots), also brussel sprouts (my kids like veggies!)
Amy's brand (frozen) squares- there are spinach feta (I'll pack this as a veggie), bean & cheese (use this as a 'main'meal), pizza, etc...
at Whole foods there are : Health is Wealth brand (frozen) Spinach Munchies & Broccoli Munchies & Veggie Munchies (I use these a s a 'veggie')
at publix: frozen potato patty (no additives, etc- in a green box)
I don't send sandwiches, not at age 2, but that's just me, lol! you can also send leftovers- whatever she likes
if they don't heat up food there, then what I do is heat it up at home, stick it in the gladware, and put it in the lunchbag- everything is air conditioned here in south FL, so at room temperature it's fine until lunch- it won't go bad by noon...