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I need kid's school lunch ideas

Pinterest isn't helping lol. I don't need cutesy I need quick and healthy! So far it's been mostly sandwiches. I tried a simple pasta salad which he usually eats at home but didn't in his lunch. He's 4. Ideas? No food or allergy restrictions in his class either so anything goes. Sides aren't a problem really (we change up baby carrots, red pepper slices, apple slices, apple sauce, crackers, string cheese, and yogurt), but anything other than sandwiches?

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maecntpntz219

Asked by maecntpntz219 at 1:05 PM on Mar. 5, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • Could you make the sandwiches fun by cutting them into shapes with cookie cutters?
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:11 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Yes, but it's still a sandwich lol. He eats them, I'm just afraid he'll get tired of them eventually. So just trying to come up with different main entrees :)
    maecntpntz219

    Comment by maecntpntz219 (original poster) at 1:23 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Wheat cracker and cheese? Peanut butter on crackers?
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 1:30 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • My Son (6) won't eat a sandwich so for example: I'll roll up Salami & Roast beef with cheese & give him a side of cherry tomatos & olives.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:30 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Here are some of the entree items I send with my kindergarter
    Tuna fish and crackers
    Pinwheels
    Wraps
    Chef salad
    Quesadillas
    Rice cakes topped with peanut or almond butter
    Rice cakes topped with goat cheese and apricot jam ( my daughters favorite)
    Chicken salad with crackers
    Store bought spring rolls
    Salami, cheese and crackers
    Tortilla pizzas
    Chicken wings
    Alphabet pasta salad ( another fav)
    Cheeseburger kabobs( another fav)
    English muffin sandwiches
    Salmon, cream cheese on a bagel
    English muffin pizzas
    PandaGwen

    Answer by PandaGwen at 1:40 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • You can do all kinds of warm soups/dishes in a thermos and macaroni and cheese, pasta with marinara, etc. Wrap sandwiches in a tortilla for something different. Cheese quesadillas are quick to make in the morning, wrap in foil. Cheese and crackers.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:18 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • My boys love spaghetti pizza. It holds great at room temperature.


    Fruit kabobs. Use a melon baller to make balls from different fruits and make kebabs. They can dip it in yoghurt


    I make homemade granola


    Pizzas with mini pitas


    Cherry tomatoes


    Cubes of mozarella or monterrey jack (I live in Mexico, so I usually use Panela cheese, if you can't find it it's great)

    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 2:26 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Awesome! These are great ideas :)
    maecntpntz219

    Comment by maecntpntz219 (original poster) at 3:07 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Homemade lunchables, where you can control what goes in it. If you get a wide mouth thermos bowl, pre-heat it by pouring boiling water in it, leave it for about 2 minutes, then dump the water out, any reheated leftovers you put in it will still be warm at lunchtime, which opens up pretty much anything - pasta, soup, scrambled eggs, you name it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:18 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • I really should get a thermos. Where do they even sell them anymore??
    maecntpntz219

    Comment by maecntpntz219 (original poster) at 1:35 AM on Mar. 6, 2013

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