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I need ideas for school lunches

Discussion in 'Nutrition and Food' started by Twinklet, May 14, 2008.

  1. Twinklet

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    I'm running out of ideas for school lunches. Typically I pack a sandwich (PB&J or turkey/cheese) or a turkey wrap, sliced fruit and a drink. Sometimes I also put soups or whole-wheat pasta into a thermos. The kids are getting tired of the same old things, though.

    Please help me with some other ideas!
     
  2. Karenwith4

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    Hi Andie

    We homeschool but when we picnic my kids usually get some version of a ploughmans lunch:
    chicken tenders or ham cubes,
    cheese, cut veggies and dip, whole wheat crackers, fruit and nuts

    other ideas
    ~ pita bread, hummus or baba ganough,
    ~ cold mini chicken legs,
    ~ mini pancakes with fruit yougurt to dip
    ~ pasta or cold rice salad
    ~ pita bread with cinnamon cream cheese and apple slices (and nuts if you can send them to school)
    ~ green salad topped with favourite toppings
    ~ veggie roll ups (diced peppers, cherry tomatoes, green onions, grated carrots, sprinkled with a bit of garlic powder on a wrap with cream cheese or shredded cheese)
    ~ yogurt and fruit parfait with granola
    ~ hard boiled or devilled eggs
    ~ fruit salad to top cottage cheese

    for "sides and sweets"
    cheese cubes,
    crackers (rice or nut crackers make a nice change)
    olives and pickles
    veggies and dips
    fruit kabobs
    baked tortillias (I do either cinnamon or garlic - just brush melted butter on a tortilla wedge and sprinkle with cinnamon or garlic and bake about 8 minutes until just crispy) You can make these ahead of time for the week.

    hth
    Karen
     
  3. 3js

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    I love this idea! I`m going to try it today. We buy big packages of sprouted grain tortillas- the only whole grain item my son has liked so far.

    I take one tortilla, sprinkle with some grated cheddar (a little goes a long way) and roll it up- without folding the ends in. Microwave it for a bit to melt the cheese. Then I slice it into 2 or 3 minirolls after it cools. He eats them room temp at lunch.

    Sometimes I make cucumber rolls (sushi rolls).

    Tortellini/cheese cube kabobs (just boiled tortellini).

    A cheese string and a pepperoni stick with crackers.

    A bagel or toast with cream cheese and jam ( I buy Twice the Fruit or ED Simth).

    Pizza bagel: pizza sauce from a squeeze bottle, veggie pepperoni, shredded cheese - all melted- send room temp.
     

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