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Old 08-10-2008, 08:25 PM
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Tami, Luke has had his belts for a year now and they look "like new" even though he uses them 5 days a week. I got him one navy and one black.

Barb, my kids are not necessarily "sandwich eaters" either. I love those "lunchbox" containers you can get with compartments. I would put things like grapes, raw peppers or cucumbers in them; cubes of cheese; crackers--sort of a "make your own lunchable" but healthier.
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:43 PM
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I like that idea any ideas on having a healthier lunch too.
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My younger son isn't in pre-K or K anymore, but since I go through the whole "picky eater" thing with him, I thought I'd share some lunchbox tips that have worked for me.

The key is to find out what foods your child likes that are reasonable to send in school lunches and just do it. If your child only eats macaroni and cheese and raisins, send it. Your child, however stubborn, will figure out at some point that he's eating the same foods every day while his friends have new and different things.

My boy likes three kinds of sandwiches: pbj, plain peanut butter, and plain cheese. We alternate between those three sandwich flavors. He also likes flour tortillas, so sometimes I spread those same sandwich fillings on a tortilla and roll 'em up. Sometimes I'll sneak a little mashed banana in the plain pb... he never knew until I told him, and now he eats that too, fortunately.

If your child likes yogurt, pop the single-serving cups or tubes in the freezer the night before. You can safely pack those in a lunch box and they won't spoil.

Popcorn is a cheap and healthy alternative to chips. For a cookie fanatic, try graham crackers or Nilla wafers instead. Nilla wafers spread with peanut butter or cream cheese make a fun snack.

My boy likes to make his own "lunchables." We'll put sliced cheese and crackers in his lunchbox, along with a drink, a piece or single-serve container of fruit, and a single candy or jelled fruit snack. He'll stack crackers and cheese and stuff his face just like those silly Mega Lunchables people pay $3.57 for. If your child eats lunch meat, cut a few slices into small pieces that'll fit on the crackers.

Once or twice a week I'll put sugar-free pudding in his lunchbox. He eats dessert and gets some calcium too, and he actually likes the sugar-free kind better than regular pudding.

We have put make-it-yourself trail mix in his lunchkit- individual servings or baggies of raisins, cereal pieces, chocolate chips, mini pretzels, cheese crackers, oyster crackers, whatever- and he loves it.

Breakfast for lunch is sometimes fun- pigs in blankets, breakfast pizzas, sausage biscuits. Spread peanut butter and cream cheese on mini waffles and you've got a sweet sandwich.

He'll eat sliced fresh apples, but only if he's got the caramel dip to dip 'em in- so if apple slices go in the lunchkit, so does a small tupperware of sugar-free caramel dip. He'll stretch that tiny amount of dip just so that he has enough for a little bit on each apple slice.

I hope some of these help y'all!
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These are great ideas. My DGD does not like to eat in the cafeteria. She likes my homemade lunches, so that's what I do. I send fruit juice or those Fruitables, which are fruit juice and veggy juice combined. I usually send either yogurt or yogurt smoothies, a sandwhich or some sort, chips, sometimes cheese cubes, and fruit. On a rare occaision, I send a cookie. The school doesn't allow peanut butter due to the fact there are so many students allergic to it. In those cases, I send almond butter instead. I like the paper plate idea. Never thought of that.

My DGD also likes those little smokie weiners. Sometimes I send those in with a tiny little container of BBQ sauce. She thinks that is a treat. Other times, I send baby carrots with Ranch dressing. I like to change things around every now and then. I have also made meat, cheese, and veggy K-Bobs. These don't fit in the lunch box well, so you will have to break the sticks in half.
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thanks for bumping this Sharon, I think we can all use these tips! I'll be doing some lunchables for myself next week. Tupperware doesn't have them in their catalogs usually but they do have 1 and 2 oz containers that are good for salad dressings and dips and fit nicely around other containers. They last forever too.
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