Kids Lunches ..for School...
Crackers, cheese, sausage all packed seperate, a piece of fresh fruit or a container of canned fruit, cookie or muffin, carrot sticks/dip.
Sandwich (meat, cheese & lettuce) a piece of fresh fruit or a container of canned fruit, cookie or muffin, carrot sticks/dip.
I also pack a lunch for hubby, a trucker, in the winter I make soup or stew and pack in a thermos. Peppers (cut up).
Sometimes I have cake rather than cookie or muffin.
Sometimes I send a small container of pudding.
I don't by the single serve size fruit cup or puddings, I make my own and have containers to put them in. Yogurt gets warmish and they don't like it.
Both of them prefer water so both carry a couple of water bottles, which we refill daily.
Sandwich ideas: Ham, roast beef (I do my own)
Turkey, salmon, tuna
Medium or mild cheese
Lettuce (use different varieties) or sprouts
Usually I use Mayo or Miracle Whip as a spread and mustard.
Fried egg works as well, not a preference for me but my ex and my oldest son love them.
I try to switch things up enough for them to stay interested. I do my own baking. I also switch up the bread (bagels, buns, sliced bread, pita's, tortilla's) They never know what they will open the lunch box to. The 14 yr old says this is what keeps her interested. She will opt out of the hot lunch fund raisers at school cause "My mom makes the best sandwiches!"
Kitty - posted on 05/10/2012
nice see we can NOT have Peanut butter in school here soooo they sell a differnent type it is called'' safe for school'' it is Like PEANUT BUTTER IT SAYS tastes like it but has no peanut oil.. and is allowed!... cause my son LOVES it and likes jam as well.. so we alternate between that and Lunch meats
A typical lunch box for my kids contains A sandwich (usually meat), a piece of fresh fruit, a tub of yoghurt and a "treat" such as dip/crackers, rice crackers, homemade muffin or pikelet, or juice. I always pack a bottle of cold water as well. Sometimes they get carrot sticks or a small packet of dried apricots if I have no fresh fruit left.
Here are some of J's meals....some are healthier than others.
Granola bar with yogurt and a fruit* or cold veggie*
Cold cereal & milk, with apple sauce (I put the milk in his thermos bowl, and the cereal in a small container)
Peas, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes or Corn with a fruit or yogurt (I heat the warm veggie at home and put them in a thermos bowl)
Peanut and Honey sandwich and a fruit.
Colby Jack Cheese cubes with a granola bar and a fruit.
*Fruits we use often are Banana, Apple, Apple sauce, Kiwi (peel & slice at home, then put in a small tupperware), Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries (He likes the blueberries frozen, by lunchtime, they are firm but still cold).
*Cold Veggies we use often are carrots, broccoli, and bell peppers. Cauliflower & celery would be good to, but J won't eat them. He doesn't like dips either, but they have small, reusable dip containers to send.
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