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school lunches need ideas

ok so the school year is about to start again. i'm trying to think of lunches i can pack for my kids. i have 3 that go to school full time. i would love to hear some ideas about what to pack. the school my kiddies go to do not allow peanutbutter, eggs or kiwi. i can understand the peanut butter cuz some kids are so allergic just the smell of it can make them go into shock. so any ideas other than jam sandwiches would be appreciated

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Asked by tanper29 at 11:32 AM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Wraps with flatbread, ham, chicken or turkey and lettuce.
    veggies and dip
    a container of soup, goulash, or roast.
    a home made Lunchable, meat, crackers and cheese.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:37 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Even if you don't use these boxes there are some good ideas here.


    Answer by LostTheSlipper at 11:37 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Have you tried Almond butter?? It's good. How about cream cheese and jelly, cold cuts... My son doesn't like sandwiches at all so I send cold fried chicken strips.


    Answer by Morgain at 11:39 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • @Lost TheSlipper: Those pictures were cool.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:43 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • chicken salad or something like that

    Answer by EMMYBEARSMOMMY at 11:43 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Thermos of spaghettios or soup

    Cream cheese, cucumbers, dill, salt n pepper on bread

    Chicken pitas--diced chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, mozzerella cheese, sprouts and caesar dressing in a pita

    Turkey wraps--turkey lunchmeat, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, cheddar cheese, bacon rolled up in a tortilla shell

    Pasta salad--rotina noodles, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, chunks of cheese, pepperoni slices, green and black olives marinated in some italian dressing

    Fruit salad minus the kiwi

    Homemade lunchable-cheese slices, cut up lunchmeat or meat leftover from supper the previous night and crackers


    Answer by kksmomma1019 at 11:46 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • these are all wonderful ideas. thank you ladies. as for almond butter we are not allowed any kind of nut butter (sorry should've mentioned that) i asked about it. i have tried the no nut golden peabutter but that stuff is very expensive and kids are not crazy for it

    Comment by tanper29 (original poster) at 11:51 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Little cups of things and send a spoon. Send a disposable one if you dont want to worry about it. Try different flavors of pudding, applesauces, and mixed fruit cups. You can get pretty healthy options that way. Also try granola bars which are very healthy. A wrap with chicken or veggies in it.

    If something has to be kept cold put ice packs in or a ziploc bag of ice. Also avaoid things like jam or mayonase. I always hated that as a child because by lunch time my bread was soggy. Ew.

    Answer by amber710 at 12:31 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Hmmmm.... Cold cut sandwiches, tuna minus the mayo, fresh fruit, salads..... Nutella has hazlenuts, so that is a no go.... Apple butter on pita shapes (use cookie cutters to make shapes out of pita bread, gently bake the shapes after sprinkling them with cinnamon sugar) The pita shapes with any fruit spread....

    Answer by MidnightSun327 at 1:01 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Be careful, some brands of mayo have eggs in them and I noticed that was on the no no list

    Answer by MidnightSun327 at 1:03 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

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