My daughter is very strange. She always wants her peanut butter sandwich (only 1/2 and cut into two squares).
We aim for convenience, so most of the time it's fruit (apples, pears, grapes, watermelon, strawberries), veggies (carrot sticks/baby carrots), fruit gummis, fruit roll-ups, raisins, yogurt, go-gurt, lunchmeat (plain turkey slices rolled up with/without cheese in them), string cheese, pretzels, chips, dried fruit, popcorn, etc. Some other things I throw in include crackers, breakfast cereal in a baggie, or other little snack-type items.
Now things are cooling down and the girls also take food in their thermoses: spaghettios, ramen noodles, regular soup, leftovers from home (pasta/rice dishes), etc. The trick is to put boiling hot water in the thermos and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before you put the hot food in it. That way, it really stays warm until lunchtime.
Hope that helps!
at 11:58 AM on Dec. 2, 2008