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Lunchboxes.

Posted by on Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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My daughter starts Kindergarten next month and I'm thinking about getting her the Pack It. I've seen some bad reviews on it though. If you send lunch with your kid, what do you pack it in and how long does it stay cold?

by on Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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Darkangelpunk
by Silver Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:37 PM

 bump cuz i would like to know too

Darkangelpunk
by Silver Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:39 PM

 but for the first day My dd asked for a pb+j crust cut off. a gogurt, Mandarin oranges, and a juice box i might do some gold fish too.

Roo1234
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM
I found that a soft sided 6- pack cooler works best for our children. It is big enough to hold a great bento style box for most of the food, plus water/ juice, a thermos for hot foods, and ice pack.
DallasCowboys81
by Platinum Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I'm making lunches for 4 this yr I got good advice from family, they have reuseable ice cubes, also drinks like Capri suns can freeze and be thawed by lunch time.. I'm making sandwiches for my Kiddos...

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM

DD has this and even without an ice pack her cold things stayed cold and for hot foods we used a funtainer hot thermos. 

http://www.landsend.com/products/solid-classmate-soft-sided-lunch-box/id_254901

autodidact
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM

these are expensive but very clever: 

http://www.planetbox.com/

lenashark
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I've heard it stays cold for about seven hours at a time. My six year old son, going into first, has two lunch bags, one we got for him for kindergarten and one his godfather gave him for his birthday, both work well, we just throw a freezer pack into them and they stay cold. We got him an LLBean Discovery red lunch box with a shark on it and his godfather gave him an Artifact Bag Co. lunch tote. I usually pack anything that is fine served cold or room temperature that he would be eating anyway, vichyssois or another kind of soup in a thermos, cold salads like quinoa salad, sometimes sandwiches, cold seafood, grilled chicken, left overs, sides of vegetables, etc.

danie24
by New Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 11:09 PM

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I always pack fruits, veggies, whole grains and proteins.

Cut up fruit, veggies, wraps, kabobs, salads, muffins, cereal bars, etc

My kid's school is nut free so I pack green veggies, flaxseed, beans, etc for protein.
danie24
by New Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM
1 mom liked this
My kids have the Rovers.

Love them!

60 bucks each but worth it.


Quoting autodidact:

these are expensive but very clever: 

http://www.planetbox.com/

lilmama2be
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

 What are those?? They look neat!


Quoting danie24:

Mobile Photo

I always pack fruits, veggies, whole grains and proteins.

Cut up fruit, veggies, wraps, kabobs, salads, muffins, cereal bars, etc

My kid's school is nut free so I pack green veggies, flaxseed, beans, etc for protein.


 

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