You'll want to make sure you are taking things that don't need refrigeration or that you buy an insulated lunch box with a ice pack in it. When my boys were younger, I would send them things like chef salad (in a plastic container with a lid, put red leaf lettuce, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumbers, shredded carrots, and diced ham. In a small plastic bag put a few croutons, and get individual packets of dressing when you go out for fast food--just ask for extra). Another thing they liked was pita sandwiches. Take half a pita, open it up, fill it with diced cooked chicken or turkey, chopped salad veggies, and include a packet of dressing to top it with. A thermos filled with homemade stew or soup is great on a cold day (I can give you recipes if you PM me), and good sides include frozen Gogurts, whole grain muffins, Kashi granola bars, low fat graham crackers, frozen juice boxes, and if you have a insulated lunch box you can..
at 10:40 PM on Oct. 19, 2009