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Vicky 6
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Ja Ja Jacky 1
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Vicky (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

School is about to start and we will be packing lunches again.

The girls (mostly Rachel) doesn't like sandwiches.

What are some alternatives to packing a sandwich in a lunch?

I usually put:
Bottle of water
soda or juice or capri sun
chips or lance crackers
fruit (fresh or cup or fruit snack)
snack cake or pudding
sandwich

the girls do marching band after school so if they don't eat everything at lunch they have a snack and their water bottle for practice.

What alternative to sandwiches is there? 

Fiction --- 9 years ago -

buy a mini thermos and take ramen, soup, chef boyarde, stuff like that. 

RMof2 (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

You could make a pasta salad, that lasts a couple of days and can be spread out through lunches, add some cheese chunks for some added protein. 

RMof2 (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

Ham Rollups are fun 

RMof2 (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

You could do nachos with sides of cheese, taco meat and salsa that she can stack on top of her nachos at school (keep separate in the packing process so the nachos don't get soggy).

Salad in a jar is a really neat idea I think.

Cheese tortellini or ravioli with a side of tomato sauce for dipping.

Meatballs

Pretzels with spinach dip or hummus.

Carrot and Celery sticks. 

Vicky (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

do things really stay warm in a thermos? 

BOOM BOOM BOOM --- 9 years ago -

I pack my kid soups, salads, fruit, tortilla rolls with lunch meat lettuce and tomatoes with ranch dressing, cheese and crackers, chicken and cheese rice, etc. as long as she has a thermos cup and bag you can pack about anything for lunch. 

BOOM BOOM BOOM --- 9 years ago -

Do they have a microwave at school? 

RMof2 (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

Have you ever had coffee out of a thermos.. I'd say it keeps it warm enough. I never had a thermos for my school lunches but my Dad always had his thermos for coffee and it stayed hot for quite awhile. Read reviews to help you decide. 

BOOM BOOM BOOM --- 9 years ago -

My daughter says its not hot but warm enough to eat. No colder than the crap food they serve at school. 

Fiction --- 9 years ago -

Depends on the thermos. We just bought our kids a thermos each for school and tested it out with ramen noodels at 6am, and it was almost too hot to eat still at around 11:30. 

Vicky (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

That's cool. I wonder if she would eat a ham and cheese roll up. We have one thermos for hot stuff. Will have to try it out with more ideas.... rice sides and pasta sides might work and they only take 7 minutes to make in the morning...

not really looking forward to packing lunches again but you gotta do what you gotta do. 

Little Miss Knowitall --- 9 years ago -

The girls are old enough to pack their own lunches. Give yourself a break and let them do it.


Cheese & crackers, fruit
Sliced leftover grilled chicken breast w/ a salad. 

Ja Ja Jacky (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

The metal thermos brand thermos do keep things hot. I make my kids refried beans with cheese, mashed potatoes with cheese, tomato soup with macaroni in it etc in them.

Before you fill the thermos with food, fill it with boiling water for 5 minutes first. 

Fiction --- 9 years ago -

Look how I butchered the English language in this thread. Good job me. 

MrsSmitty10 --- 9 years ago -

What about wraps instead of sandwiches? You can buy different flavors and whole grain tortilla wraps to add in extra nutrition too.

Salads? Taco salad, grilled chicken, etc.

You can put hot dogs in a thermos too. We used to do that all the time growing up.

Why don't they like sandwiches? Maybe try them with different bread? Pretzel bread, French bread, croissants, bagels, English muffins, etc.

Hummus and pita bread? 

Vicky (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

MrsSmitty... I think it's the bread. they like subway. LOL 

BOOM BOOM BOOM --- 9 years ago -

Ok am I the only lazy arse that does cooking before I go to bed then in the morning?

And i could see why she would want to pack it as im sure the girls would eat straight junk at school if she didnt. My kids is like that. Grr 

Vicky (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

Packing is cheaper than buying at school. (Unless they eat all the snacks at home and I have to buy more for lunches...LOL) 

Boobsy McNicehiney --- 9 years ago -

Hotdog in a thermos..Pack a bun seperately. 

Vicky (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

My middle one loves beanie weenies... So gonna try that.

Spaghetti-O's
Ravioli
Ramen
Soup

They both have "GOOD" thermos bottles.

I may try the roll-up ideas too and see how they turn out. Any suggestions on the best tasting tortillas?

I like the ham, lettuce, cheese idea... 

Little Miss Knowitall --- 9 years ago -

Flat-Out brand. They're located in front of the deli counter at Walmart.

They come in different varieties. 

RMof2 (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

Love the Flat-out brand.. they are THE BEST.. 

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