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Lunch box ideas

I am so bored with packing the same stuff for kids lunches and with half it coming home each day. We don't have a cafeteria or canteen so lunch must be brought from home. Any good ideas for lunch boxes? It is more the snack ideas that have me stumped


Asked by myheartx4 at 10:41 PM on Mar. 6, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • meat free? that's one i've never heard of

    my son likes to take cottage cheese and fruit, peanut butter rolled into a whole wheat tortilla, salad, olives, grape tomatoes, any fruit, mozarella cheese sticks, and wheat crackers with ranch dip. I've yet to make a few new recipes, but on my list is baked mac and muffing cups for easy pick up eating, baked eggs and meat (like ham), again, ind. portions in muffin cups (it's like a mini egg cassarole). you can make your own 'hot pockets' with dough and fill it with cheeses and meats, or a breakfast style one too (with eggs), mini pizza pizza dough and fill with toppings and little pizza sauce and bake.

    good luck, i'm always looking for new ideas too!!!

    Answer by boobarandbell at 1:09 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • I like to give mine apple slices, dried fruit, bananas, veggie sticks. they aren't allowed chips or cookies for snacks.

    Lunches have to be meat free at our school. they take a lot of yogurt, instant soups, left overs - ravioli, soy nuggets, tofu, and peanut butter sandwiches.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 10:56 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • PP, they aren't allowed meat? Is that because of food borne illness?

    Goldfish crackers, fruit slices, applesauce cups, carrot sticks, fruit snacks or dried fruit, ants on a log, rice cakes, peanut butter crackers...

    Answer by Kword at 11:06 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • meat?? okay we are discouraged against cookies and chips, and have a nut free school due to allergies. I am thinking small muffiny quiches with cheese and zucchini and carrot - trying to avoid all sweet snacks.

    Comment by myheartx4 (original poster) at 11:09 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • Make delicious mini subs, veggies with ranch, tender sliced grilled chicken, small salad, raisins, crackers with cheese....

    Answer by Jesusis4always at 12:56 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • apple slices, dried fruit, bananas, veggie sticks; their favorite cereal, yogurt, instant soups, and peanut butter sandwiches.


    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 7:54 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • My website has an ever-expanding inspirational gallery of packed lunches - lots of great meal ideas! Pack them in
    my simple EasyLunchbox System - a bento-style, three-compartment container with one lid which fits perfectly into our roomy cooler bag. Less pieces to wash and keep track of, which is a real plus, especially if you're packing lunch for more than one person. Safe for freezer & microwave. FDA approved - No BPA, phthalates, lead, vinyl, or PVC. Sized right for both adults and kids.

    Answer by winnetkakelly at 11:17 AM on Mar. 7, 2011