Monday, June 01, 2009
Lunch box meals
Snuggle Bug and Boo are headed off to preschool summer camp this morning and, for the first time ever, the school is requesting that parents pack lunches for their kids (they're in summer camp from 9 AM- 1 PM three days per week).

Last week I went to several stores and tried to find decorative metal lunch boxes for the kids.  I couldn't find any (apparently they only come out during the back to school sales) so I ordered two online (Bob the Builder and Hello Kitty).  They arrived in the mail on Saturday and the kids LOVE them!

Last night, I went out and bought a bunch of things I thought the kids would like in their lunch boxes.  I bought things like fresh fruit, pretzels, Ritz bites snack crackers, yogurt, sugar free pudding, mild cheddar cheese, etc.

This morning Snuggle Bug and I cut up fruit and cheese (I used mini cookie cutters to cut the cheese into bit-sized fun shapes).  I made sandwiches (pb&j for Boo and ham & cheese for Snuggle Bug) and used a large metal cookie cutter to cut their sandwich in a fun shape  (a pumpkin ~ Snuggle Bug's choice) !  The cookie cutter was just big enough to use most of the sandwich without the crust.

So, in their lunch box this morning they have:

  • 1/2 sandwich 
  • container of milk
  • pretzels
  • strawberries
  • cheese
  • Welch's fruit snack pack
Do you pack your kid's lunch?  If so, what's in their lunch boxes?  What kind of lunch boxes do they have?

I think I'll plan on doing a Lunch Box Meals Favorite Ingredient Friday recipe exchange very soon because I could use some fun ideas!

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8:14 AM
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At 8:50 PM, Blogger Jacquie said...

We do: mini bagels/cream cheese, carrots, celery/cheez whiz, cucumbers, carrots, sandwhich roll ups made with tortilla shells, cheese/crackers, I freeze yogurt tubes and they are perfect by lunchtime.

It is a challenge to do lunches all year round and not have the kids get bored but luckily they are pretty easy to please.

Hope the kids have fun.

 
At 12:24 PM, Blogger Dawnelle said...

I get tired of making lunches, it's fun to hear other easy ideas. We do roll ups w/ tortillas, too, and my kids like crackers, cheese and meat (homemade "lunchables".

 
At 6:37 AM, OpenID pinkexplosion said...

We pack picnics a lot and the kiddos get to pick what they want. We try to do a variety of cookie cutters that might got with the theme of the day. Example: Go Texan day they got a boot, if we were going Easter shopping, we would use a bunny. I find that the Wilton cookie cutters are just the right size as you said to not get the crust.

 

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