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What are some ideas for packed lunch other than peanut butter and jelly for school lunch?


Asked by randerykah at 11:01 PM on Feb. 2, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Any kind of lunchmeat.
    Actually my kids favorite was turkey, ham and cheese on dinner rolls...little mini sandwiches. My middle daughter had to take her lunch for 5 weeks in kindergarten and she would barely touch her sandwich if it wasn't PB&J (her favorite) so I made her the dinner roll sandwiches and she came home and said they were the best thing ever and had them every day until the rolls were gone.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 8:32 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • a yogurt.... bologna and cheese sandwich...... a boiled egg (if they like that lol)..... bagel w/ cream cheese....celery w/ peanut butter or apples w/ peanut butter.... tunafish (if they like that lol)..... some pasta salad...... gee my kids like alot of stuff for lunch and that's just the cold stuff lol.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 11:06 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • My 6 yr old DD LOVES when I pack her cheese quesadillas.

    Answer by mom22littlegirl at 11:17 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I steered away from that celery snack idea, it always wilts. I am going to make some homemade egg rolls and keep them around for snacking. It's easy and portable, if they like cooked cabbage, celery, carrots, and pork or chicken. Dried or crunchy snacks are my favorite for lunches. I'll always go the route of chex-mix, and dried fruit, or granola. Chopping up fruit is so weird when i know it's going to turn that rusty color. Just recently we bought into a sale of variety bagged chips, nachos, popcorn, and doodles. Easy way to pack a good tasty lunch side. If kids are home later on they will never not ask for cooked rice with something over it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • look into Bento Boxes and the many things you can do! they are great fun, I brought them with me to work for my lunch!

    Answer by CuteandCurvy at 11:27 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • As an alternative to sandwiches you can do wraps or pita bread. Crackers and cheese. Get a good thermos and send hot foods - leftovers, soups, etc. Frozen yogurt tubes. Mix up a fruit salad. A tossed salad (dressing on the side). Tuna salad, chicken salad.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:38 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • What about pasta salad''s a few ideas for the pasta salads... and you can put them in a lunch thermos to keep cold
    Tuna,macaroni,peas,mayo,parsley for added taste
    Canned chicken,macaroni,peas,tiny chunks of cheddar cheese,mayo and ranch dressing.
    cottage cheese with cut up fruit or even just a big portion of fresh fruit with a yogurt .
    turkey roll ups.
    leftover pizza


    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:45 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Most days, my daughter brings a thermos of leftovers. I have a huge list of bagged lunch ideas; send me a message offlist if you would like a copy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:25 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • My DD loves sliced pepperoni, string cheese, yogurt,carrots, crackers, pudding, jello...jucie...lunchmeat...tunafish..apples...etc.

    Answer by kathynej7142007 at 3:57 PM on Feb. 4, 2010