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Do your kids take their lunch to school? If so, what do they take?

We are trying to eat healthier and I am starting to have my children take their lunch but need some ideas besides sandwiches all the time.


Asked by tgeary at 6:43 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I have a thermos for food, so i put leftovers in it all the time. Today, i warmed up her left over pasta (whole wheat pasta of course) from last night & put it in the food thermos. I also chopped up some strawberries for her, added just a squirt of honey to them & put it in a small container. That was all i gave her today.

    Tomorrow, she is getting shredded wheat cereal & cut up mango. I put dry cereal in a container & when she is at lunch, she buys milk there for her cereal.

    We often do leftovers or a healthy cereal. She is vegetarian, so her lunch can be a pain sometimes.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 6:47 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I have a little thermos bowl for my son and I put macaroni and cheese and cut up small hot dogs (my son's fave) I can also put soup in there as well.

    Answer by Bugzmomma at 6:46 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I don't let my dd take lunch to school anymore. the reason is because she was taking a lunch if she didn't want the school lunch that day. But she wasn't eating her lunch only like one bit of her sandwhich and that was it and nothing else. So then I told her she was only to pack if she didn't like that they were having she was doing the same so I then told her she was only packing if they ate stuff that I new she didn't like or if she couldn't eat it, but I was tired of making her lunch for her to only take one bit out of it so I won't let her back nomore. I wasn't packing for her to waist food she can waist the schools food lol

    Answer by mommy5409 at 6:48 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • My 9 year old loves wraps with ham, lettuce and sprouts in it. Sometimes she'll take peanut butter and jelly along with wheat thins and make her own little sandwiches. Shes also a BIG fan of the home made lunchables. I take different shaped cookie cutters and cut out bologna or ham...and cheese. Its kinda fun!

    Answer by daina82 at 6:52 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • yes, they take organic turkey on whole wheat and an orange or banana

    Answer by blisteredrower at 7:30 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • 1. Leftovers (even cold- most thing do not "need" to be hot).

    2. Homemade "Lunchable": Meat, cheese, crackers (with fruit or applesauce)

    3. Crudite: Carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, mushrooms and crackers/pretzels with hummus or yogurt dip.

    4. Meat & Cheese roll ups: Lunch meat and cheese rolled into tubes. :D (with sides like fruit/veggie/yogurt/pretzels)

    5. Sandwiches are more fun when cut into shapes- bust out the cookie cutters. ;)

    6. Nachos: multigrain tortilla chips with fixings- salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, taco meat

    7. Macaroni & hotdogs (with sides like fruit/veggie/yogurt/pretzels)

    8. Bagel with cream cheese (with sides like fruit/veggie/yogurt/pretzels)

    If you keep an open mind- anything can be lunch. ;)

    Answer by TinaMarieWelch at 12:38 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • not normally but when do lunchables of all kinds

    Answer by flipper4u21 at 9:26 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich(cut them in shapes with cookie cutters); pretzels; pudding; and a juice box

    Meat & Cheese roll ups with sides like fruit/veggie/yogurt/pretzels

    Ham and Cheese sandwich; pretzels; pudding or jello and juice or milk;

    Turkey and Cheese sandwich; chips or fritos; pudding or jello and juice, milk or water;

    Bologna and Cheese sandwich; chips or pretzels; pudding or jello or yogurt; and juice, milk or water;

    Lunchables(homemade or boughten) with pretzels or yogurt juice, milk or water;

    there are endless possibilities

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 11:59 AM on Apr. 22, 2011