Healthy School Lunch ideas

Andria - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Anyone have any great lunch ideas that done involve lunch meat? My son starts grade one in September and I am already worried about what to make him for lunch.

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Jenn - posted on 08/19/2011

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Goldfish crackers
Trail mix (nuts, dried fruit like cranberries or raisins, pretzels, maybe a bit of dark chocolate)
String cheese
Fruit and yogurt (www.yocrunch.com has some good on-the-go kinds)
Melba toast and peanut butter
Wheat toast sandwich with Nutella
Fruit and cottage cheese
Fruit Snacks (all-natural)
Graham crackers
PB&J's

Louise - posted on 07/18/2010

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BBQ Chicken Sandwich
1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons light ranch dressing
1 small whole-wheat sandwich bun
1 leaf romaine lettuce

Banana Dog in a Bun
his is the coolest lunch ever, not to mention the easiest, and will be the envy of your kids' classmates. If peanut butter is off limits at your child's school, use cream cheese as a spread instead.

Ingredients
1 hot dog bun (whole wheat, if possible)
1 tbsp. (15 mL) peanut butter (or cream cheese)
1 tbsp. (15 mL) strawberry or other jam (or honey, if preferred)
1 whole banana
raisins, shredded coconut or chopped peanuts
Cooking Instructions
Spread one inner surface of a split hot dog bun with peanut butter or cream cheese. Spread the other side with jam or honey. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in your child's lunch bag. Also, pack a whole banana (in the peel) and a small container of toppings, such as raisins, coconut, peanuts or whatever else you can think of.
At lunchtime, your child can peel the banana and place it in the bun, sprinkle on the toppings and eat.
Let the other kids drool. It's your lunch, kiddo, and you're the boss of it.

Bunwiches
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
salt and pepper to taste
16 hamburger buns, split
16 slices Swiss cheese1 (2 pound)
2 lbs. fully cooked ham, sliced thinly
Cooking Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, mayonnaise, mustard, onion, and poppy seeds (if using). Season with salt and pepper. Spread a thin layer of the mixture over the cut sides of the buns. Place one slice of cheese on the bottom half of each bun, and top with a few slices of ham. Wrap each sandwich individually with aluminum foil. At this point, the sandwiches could be refrigerated or frozen in a plastic bag.
Bake for about 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until warm all the way through. If sandwiches are frozen, bake for 12 to 15 minutes. i hope these help

Kylie - posted on 06/01/2009

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Maybe you could try things like vegie frittatas, they are something that can be eaten hot or cold. those little tubs of flavoured tuna are also a good idea if your son likes fish. I havn't really given it much thought because my daughter is only2, but will try and thinkof other ideas for you. one more thing that you could try is raw vegie fingers ( they will help keep his teeth clean at the same time :0)

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