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Title: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: SilverLining on September 14, 2011, 08:48:40 AM
What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: mom2AnH on September 25, 2011, 08:21:49 AM
Can we pin this topic to the top of this forum here?

Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: AllergyMum on October 04, 2011, 08:57:54 AM
Snack 1 fruit bar
Lunch turkey wrap with sundried tomatoes and apple slices
Snack 2 nectarine
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on October 04, 2011, 02:59:09 PM
ramen noodles
fruit
pretzel rods
2 cookies
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Scout on October 28, 2011, 03:53:24 PM
forgot to make it in the morning, we were in a hurry she got an award at flagpole friday .........

so she got a Happy Meal hand delivered by me.....oh well......she loves it

I will be scanning this thread for ideas...

mine are getting boring.
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Arkadia on November 20, 2011, 03:40:34 PM
Friday was: 

boys:

Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Crasins

Jack something Teriayki Beef Jerky

Mini Saltines

Cabot Vermont Individual Cheddar Cheese (one ounce square)

Two Mini cupcakes (nutfree from our grocery baker)

Cranberry bagel

Tradewinds sweet tea

daughter: was one cupcake (not two), Cabot cheddar, mini saltines, Mild Slim jim (small snack size, probably .75 oz) spiral sliced apples drizzled in caramel, and a bottled water.
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: AllergyMum on January 12, 2012, 12:25:40 PM
Snack 1 grapes

Lunch pancakes hash browns and sausage cut up and heated in a thermos

Snack 2 homemade cookies

Afterschool snack apple sauce
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Arkadia on January 31, 2012, 09:40:36 AM
Heart shaped turkey sandwich on dark rye for the boys, heart shaped cheddar cheese, strawberries, teeny melba toast and heart shaped cheddar cheese for my daughter, beef terryaki jerky as well in my sons' lunches, greek yogurt and these with red heart napkins:

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/2012-01-31093229.jpg)

Older son said he'd have to fight the whole lunch room. I told him to say his girlfriend packed his lunch and gave it to him when she woke up him up this morning.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Arkadia on February 01, 2012, 08:58:59 AM
Angies kettle corn for everyone as a treat. More fresh strawberries. valentine scratch cards for my kindergartener. 12 year old took the scratch card (in the shape of a heart) but declined the wood stick it comes with to scratch the design since "a sixth grader got expelled from school for bringing a steak knife to cut an apple". I asked him if the boy was routinely in trouble and he said he was really a nice kid, never in trouble. Ah, such is the new order.
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on September 19, 2012, 09:28:45 PM
Sandwich with DH's homemade bread, two slices of cheese, romaine
Sliced tomatoes in a separate ziploc bag--he can add them to the sandwich or just eat 'em
Kiwi slices
box of raisins
Veggie straws  http://www.sensibleportions.com/#/content_products_veggiestraws
water


DS is only PA
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on September 20, 2012, 06:07:14 AM
turkey/cheese/mustard sandwich
pretzel sticks
grapes
2 cookies
water


usually the snack when we get home is fruit, almonds or carrots/hummus

(I have a can of soup, grapes and crackers....L.A.Z.Y.)
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on October 08, 2012, 09:21:38 AM
Leftovers from last night. DS' High school cafeteria has a microwave. :)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/D74440DC-2759-4329-A794-28FDF3ACDC95-401-0000009BAB5648A8_zpsd249cebd.jpg)

Also:
Grapes
Craisins
Crackers for an after school snack (he has rehearsal)
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: MacabreAtTheAppleStore on October 23, 2012, 09:06:14 PM
Leftovers:  my "Specialty" as DS termed it a few years ago:

refried beans with a can of rotel, onions, adobo, dried jalapeņos
rice (stirred in with the specialty
2 tortillas

He can nuke the specialty mixture and put it in a tortilla

yogurt

blackberries


I love that his high school has a microwave! they have five.
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on October 24, 2012, 10:54:17 AM
tuna salad
crackers
cheese stick
grapes
sweet treat

tomorrow:
hummus
crackers
carrots
grapes
cheese?
sweet treat

tired of sandwiches they say ~)
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on October 24, 2012, 07:03:52 PM
Late this morning so a lot of easy stuff. DS had an audition today--a callback! So I packed extra stuff.

Nukeable Mac and cheese
BelVita cookies
Gel fruit
Carrots
Sliced honey crisp apple
Water
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on November 05, 2012, 07:59:32 AM
Mini bell peppers stuffed with spinach/artichoke cream cheese.
Strawberries
Blue diamond almond thins
Raisins
Bottle of water

And because he leaves for school at 6:30 and is finished at 5:00 I also stick in a cheese/romaine sandwich.  Had we had Nutella I just would have used that and made a half/fold over sandwich instead.

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/FDB6698A-E906-497B-BE34-E103BB24703C-1333-000001E5C2B27EC3_zps85593c23.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: TabiCat on November 12, 2012, 08:33:38 PM
Smoke Turkey, cheese
Wheat/veggie crackers
Carrot sticks , grape tomatoes, broccoli 
Apple slices
juice box

Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on May 23, 2013, 01:14:10 PM
DS is on a salad kick.  Today:

Salad with mixed greens, grated cheese, tomato slices, sugar snap peas, shredded carrots, cut up tiny bell pepper, and 1/2 tbs dressing

One slice of DH's bread

Berries (raspberries & blackberries)

Tiny Greek Yogurt for protein

Clementine for after school snack.  He has an audition today.

Out of bottled water, so I sent him with money for a water. And also for a coffee at some point in the day.

Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: CMdeux on July 18, 2013, 09:15:13 AM
DD uses reusable lunch containers.  I use a variety-- my favorites are a bento box (sorry, can't find a link for it-- got it at Uwajimaya, it's a double-layer click-and-lock), Sistema containers in various sizes(the baby food set is about right for lunchbox items and bento), and a Rubbermaid sandwich cube.  Obviously, the amounts are fairly generous since she is at work from before 8 until sometime near 5 each day-- and she's 14. 

This week:

Monday-- 5 chicken-vegetable potstickers, broccoli salad (see below), pickled beets (about 1/2 c) and a plum--sliced into wedges.

Tuesday-- melted cheese sandwich made with shredded pizza cheese, a Kontos pocketless pita, sliced into wedges; a 1tbs Bento container stuffed with Land-O-Frost turkey, 1/2 c of broccoli-carrot salad (this is carrot shreds and broccoli florets microwaved in Aji Mirin for about a minute or so), and a bag (~1c?) of sliced apples.  Oh- and a babybell cheese single.

Wednesday-- Kontos naan cut into flower shapes with a food cutter, a Sabra hummus single, broccoli salad, and a bag of apple slices.

Thursday-- 1 c leftover Spanish Rice, 1 c of "fruit salad" (1 jumbo plum, cut into wedges, and a kiwi, cut into slices and shaped with a cutter into "flowers."

Tomorrow-- haven't yet decided.    Might do Soba and fruit.
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: CMdeux on July 19, 2013, 09:04:04 AM
Wasn't feeling too creative-- but DD seemed pleased by the offerings, anyway.

Flower-shaped naan slices (Kontos); two tiny bento cups, one with berry cream-cheese and the other with Land-O-Frost turkey (about four slices); 1/2 c of pickled beets, and an individual bag of apple slices.

Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: CMdeux on July 24, 2013, 10:35:07 AM
Thermos of Maruchan instant Yakisoba, hummus single, and red bell pepper slices.
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on September 03, 2013, 09:40:39 AM
First day of school! 

--wrap (veggie cream cheese, spinach, carrots, yellow bell pepper, {greenish} pickled banana pepper
--honey dew chunks
--pluot
--rosemary and olive oil triscuits
--bottle of water
--2 fig newtons

The fig newtons and pluot are for an after school snack. He'll be at school until 5 or so.

The wrap before I rolled it:
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/null_zps8ecad1c3.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on September 04, 2013, 06:25:22 AM
Nothing.

DS is eating in the cafeteria today. They are making ravioli .... and Kung Pao Chicken! :misspeak:
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: twinturbo on September 04, 2013, 08:34:43 AM
Hopefully they're leaving the peanuts out, yeah?

We have to cupcake tithe on Day 1 therefore DS1's appetite for a nutritious lunch is shot. Hopefully they'll let DH slide some gum to nom-nom-nom on to unstick it all. I'm not packing a huge amount of cake just a couple of bites.

We worked really hard all summer to put some pounds on him I don't want another year of untouched lunches coming again.
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on September 04, 2013, 12:19:26 PM
With peanut sauce. And egg rolls.

I took a tour of the kitchen yesterday and met with the cafeteria manager for about an hour. I like her. And I feel fairly comfortable. But they were going to fey the egg rolls in the same fryer as the French fries (vegetarian fryer) and after talking about how it's common to use a peanut paste to seal them she said that maybe she'll bake them instead.

Ravioli is vegetarian (so is DS---has been for 8 years).

They will move the blue diamond almond packages that DS can eat away from the trail mix.

I probably should take my shower though--in case of reaction.

Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on February 22, 2014, 07:43:18 AM
For today's speech tournament. (I also added a slice of havarti to keep the olives in tact.

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/Mobile%20Uploads/D46925B7-51A3-4E65-87EA-F50B03A89BE9_zps90jzbgfg.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Janelle205 on April 09, 2014, 07:59:13 PM
I found out today that DH has been telling all of his coworkers that he is jealous of the lunches that I pack for dsd because his Mom did not pack him fun lunches when he was younger.  I have offered to pack him fun lunches for work, but he always wants sandwiches because they are easy to eat at his desk.  He did get a few mini chocolate donuts today as a treat.

I do pack pretty unusual things sometimes, but dsd also likes to eat a lot of things cold that I would never eat at that temperature.  She tells me that a lot of times the other kids are jealous of her unusual lunch food, and she just tells them that they could ask their Mom to make the same thing for them. 

Tomorrow's lunch:
Kabobs with cubed pork roast, cheese cubes, and pickles - I even have fun skewers with pinwheels on the end of them.
Banana
Blueberry Muffin
Small side salad
One mint-filled chocolate
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Janelle205 on April 11, 2014, 08:55:32 AM
I'm not sure about finding these safely for nut allergies, but a new favorite in the lunch box here is roasted pumpkin seeds.
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: becca on April 11, 2014, 09:31:53 AM
Gerbs are safe for PA and TNA.  we have them on hand regularly.  Good in homemade granola to kick up the protein. 
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Macabre on April 11, 2014, 10:48:10 AM
Today--a LOT, because he'll be at this speech tournament a long time. There will be a lot of food for sale. I want him to have options so he's not tempted to buy.

Havarti and green leaf lettuce sandwich
Carrot chips
Triscuits
Grapes
Strawberries
String cheese
Belvita blueberry cookie
Angie's kettle corn popcorn --I found an individual bag!
Bottle of water
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Janelle205 on May 01, 2016, 10:26:20 PM
Just packed DH's lunch.  He isn't a child, but he really should eat with a bib, so I'm going to count it.

Mostly leftovers from party this weekend.
Sweet and spicy meatballs
Vegetable crudite with homemade ranch bacon green onion dip
Strawberries, kiwi, pineapple and a clementine
Cheese (Muenster and Cheddar) and crackers
Title: Re: What did you put in your child's lunch today?: Inquiring minds want to know
Post by: Janelle205 on April 22, 2019, 05:13:48 PM
This was DH's lunch today.  May or may not work for kids, but my kids would eat it and a lot of kids like "dipping" foods.

Just a container of guacamole and a bunch of stuff to dip in it.  Carrots, sliced bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, tortilla chips and some waffle pretzels, grilled chicken strips and some pepper jack cheese cut into sticks.  Stuck a plum in there as well.

He was a big fan, said he would have it again.  Pretty low prep (I would probably use leftover homemade guac if I did it again, I just happened to have a container of the good premade kind that needed to be used.)  Other than that, just chicken on the George Foreman and slicing.  Keeps well with an ice pack, doesn't need to be reheated, can be eaten relatively easily while doing other work.