Packing Kids School Lunch (Share yours) Cakester recipe post #25

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  1. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    First year packing lunch our school lunches have gotten so unhealthy and at $2.00 a pop plus the $.75 milk I think we can do better with cold lunch.

    Sandwich - ham on seven grain bread
    Light laughing cow cheese
    8 wheat Saltine Crackers
    1 whole carrot peeled
    1 cup homeade applesauce

    Looked at the menu for tomorrow and it is italian dunkers, loaded with fat. Glad we are going cold.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009
  2. tdkmom

    tdkmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2009
    Rural Valley, PA
    I think I do a pretty good cold lunch also. My son loves his lunches.

    1 Mix Up Sandwich (w/ my Black raspberry jelly)
    Home Canned Fruit
    Hard boiled egg
    Chocolate Zucchine "Cakesters"
    Home Canned Grape Juice

    A mix up is a PB & J. I tried giving him a ham sandwich one time and he yelled at me when he got home. Haven't done that again.
    He likes it and I think it's pretty healthy.
  3. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Quote:OK the Chocolate Zucchine Cakesters sound great. We made chocolate pudding and put it individual containers for this week. I wish he liked hard boiled eggs he prefers sunny side up. Thanks.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  4. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Our lunches are $2.10 with milk at $.30. Out ragous for our small town.

    I pack:

    Peanutbutter and DS's choice of homemade jelly, lots of flavs to choose from. I may sent a meat sandwich in there once in a while. Maybe once a month. Just for a change.

    He loves the multigrain bread, if I got it, but will eat whatever kind I got

    fruit cup or fruit and jello cup

    fruit-apple, orange slices, banana, grapes, watermelon, whatever I have

    maybe chips or popcorn or animal crackers

    And maybe if his's been really good, 2 oreos or other cookies, if I got them

    And then....there's a snack that we sent to school. I think they stop that in middle school not sure. Gram crackers, or someother cracker, or popcorn, or fruit
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  5. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cheese crackers
    Sometimes Doritos. A rare treat
    A drink from home, usually kool-aide, but I cut way back on sugar
    dried jerkey

    Chan is soooooooooo darn picky. I think our lunches are 1.50 a day, milk is 30 or 35. I worked in that cafeteria for 16+ years and we had really good food, make a lot of it from scratch.

    I want to try the homemade bread sticks. Chan won't eat dip, but he loves pizza crust, so thought I would doctor it up like that. Sure won't hurt to try.
  6. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    I've been doing bentos lately. Just for fun. I love being creative and don't have time to paint or draw lately, so I've been making cute little lunches for my 5 yo. They are so much fun!!
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Here in Canada--at least where I live there is no such thing as school lunches, so I have many years experience packing lunches.

    -cold grilled cheese sandwiches
    -chicken ranch salad wraps--home grown chicken, romaine lettuce, ranch dressing wrapped in a flatbread
    -caesar salad and cheese toast.
    -tuna sanwiches or wraps
    -french toast sprinkles with cinnamon and sugar and made into a sandwich.
    bagels with cream cheese
    home made egg mcmuffins
    pizza wraps (sliced pepperoni, mozza cheese, and a dollop of spaghetti sauce in a flatbread wrap.

    thermos lunches
    -leftover spaghetti
    -home made chicken noodle soup, or other soup with crackers.

    snack sides
    -yogurt (h.m w/ jam)
    hard boiled egg or pickled quail eggs.
    sliced marble cheese with crackers
    always two fruits or fruit and veggie sticks

    Drinks are water or home made ice tea.

    These are winners in our house--both kids like 'em all
  8. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Quote:My sister inlaw is the head of food service for our whole district. Not much made from scratch I hear. So far so good. I am going to PM for the Chocolate Zucchie recipe so hopefully that will be on this thread also.
  9. mamagardener

    mamagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    I work at the school so I see the lunches, let me tell you processed, loaded with carbs and very unhealthy! So I pack my kids lunches most of the time.
    fresh fruit from our yard, blueberries,raspberries,peaches, etc.
    fresh veggies from garden
    one is a vegetarian, so I have to be creative.
    Cheese and crackers or peanut butter sandwiches.
    Annie's mac and cheese.
  10. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oooh I am hoping she will post the chocolate zucchini cakesters! [​IMG] Mine want to buy lunch at school, because that is the only way they can sit with their friends. Kids that take their lunch sit at a different table. [​IMG]

    When I do make their lunches, it is usually:

    PB&J or Roll-ups (tortilla, lettuce, cheese, lunchmeat)
    carrot sticks
    a piece of fruit

    Sometimes they will ask for salad or leftover spaghetti, cheese and crackers, or a salad rolled up in a tortilla. tomato and cukes, or something like that.

    If they've been really good, I'll surprise them with Cheese Nips or Goldfish.


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