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School lunch ideas

My kids want to start taking their lunch, but I can see how the same thing day after day is going to get monotonous. Help me with ideas please...and they're not super picky. They are 5 and 7. TY!

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Aug. 31, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Sandwiches (different variety), fresh fruit, salads, wraps, lunchables

    Answer by mommy11260 at 9:40 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I am sort of struggling with the same thing. I'm not a health food freak and my son is picky. We are like down home country eating kind of people. This morning he asked me if he could have sausage biscuits or bacon biscuits in his lunch. So I of course said yeah. He also gets some sort of chips or crackers something different each day and something sweet. I have also given him cold pizza for lunch. Someone told me that you can get warm packs that you microwave before putting them in their lunch and it will keep stuff warm that need to be eaten warm. I am going to try to find some. I'm hoping that will give me more variety. GL I will be looking for other answers too.

    Answer by CLewis1226 at 9:41 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • My daughter packs her lunch pretty frequently, so I feel your pain! Usually she wants lunchables, but sometimes we'll switch it up and do PB&J (she's not a fan of deli meat usually). Then I just alternate... I'll do one form of snack (chips, pretzels, goldfish, cheez-its), one fruit/veggie (She likes just about anything), and then a snack cake of some kind (she likes zebra cakes, ho-hos, oatmeal creme pies), plus a CapriSun pouch. She is a very slow eater, so I don't usually pack a whole lot in her lunch- otherwise she comes home with half her lunch.

    Answer by SAHMomOf3 at 10:29 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Sandwhiches are good. Kyra wants to use left over meat from dinner the night before (usually turkey or chicken) cut up and put on bread. Or just in a bowl and eat cold. Fruit like apples, oranges, and grapes do well in a lunch box too.
    Just check and make sure what you send is allowed due to allergies all over the schools. Most schools have a list on their website of prohibited food.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 1:50 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • make some tortilla pinwheels.Spread cream cheese on a flour tortilla nd roll up a pickle some ham and some cheese add veggies if your kids will eat them

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 9:10 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • sandwhichs

    Answer by regian19832002 at 1:15 AM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Mine take sandwiches. They go with me to the grocery store to pick out what they want to go with the sandwiches.

    Answer by Pnukey at 6:02 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

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