Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lunch ideas

Maggie starts school in about a week and a half. This is the first year that she will be taking her lunch to school everyday. I need help!

She is not a huge fan of sandwiches. So, I need some creative ideas about what to fix for lunch. My mom used to put soup and spaghetti in my Strawberry Shortcake thermos, so we bought a cute short thermos for hot foods.

What are some things that are good for lunch? I'm trying to get it organized before school starts.


aunt nina said...

Can she eat dairy? Sticks of string or cheddar cheese are very packable, as are small cups of yogurt.

Fruit (dried or fresh) is always good too. If she will eat veggies, small salads might work.

Would she eat bean dip or hummus? She can dip carrot sticks or healthy crackers in those or maybe apple slices with a small container of peanut butter.

Leftovers would be good in that thermos: casseroles, lasagna, chicken and noodles, etc.

Pieces of baked (or fried) chicken are pretty good cold, too. Even slices of turkey sandwich meat could be rolled up to make them more fun to eat.

Bagels with cream cheese or peanut butter she can spread on them? Or a healthy-but still yummy-muffin (apple raisin or pumpkin chocolate chip)?

This site has a bunch of good ideas:

Hope you find lots of good stuff she will eat!


Amanda said...

I liked cheese and crackers, yogurt, cottage cheese, apple and peanut butter, grapes, ummm ummm ummm veggie sticks with dip bread and butter like rolls! I am not a big lunch eater thus the problem Robert and I always have all the time. Soup works good too that's a good idea. Does she like Tuna fish?

beth said...

Thanks for all the awesome ideas. I'm writing them down in a notebook for this school year. I'm trying to get all my paperwork in one binder right now.