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For those with older children or with kids in a full day school program, do you pack lunches and snacks for your kids? What are some of the favorites? I'm always looking for new ideas. We normally pack a sandwich, yogurt or cheese stick, fruit and vegetable, snack and a bottle of water.
Veronika is 1/2 day so she gets a snack for school...
Sliced cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies (i.e. carrots, grape tomatoes, etc.), mini-cookies, mini-muffins, Babybel cheese... stuff like that. She usually gets a juice box with it. Oh, sometimes I'll pack a little sandwich with her favourite cream cheese or with berry jam.
Natasha is grade 1, full-day, she gets both a snack and a lunch. Snack same as above...
For lunch, I usually pack a sandwich with either cheese or deli meat (salami, turkey, ham, etc.) and add veggies to that and sometimes a bar. But kids in her class bring dinner leftovers for lunch (i.e. rice & meat) and she's constantly begging me for that, except there isn't a microwave so I don't understand how they eat it? Room temp? For drink she gets a juice box and a bottle of water.
Good topic! I didn't even think about that for next year. Ellie's kindergarten is full day. Looks like I better get some lunch ideas
One of the nice things with the school is they have Hot lunch 2 days a week. That will help out.
Elizabeth takes a lunch every day. Her preschool provides a morning and afternoon snack. For lunch it varies, since in preschool we're allowed to send heat-up lunches we do a lot of dinner left overs, mac & cheese, spaghetti, etc... She is in love w/ the cheese pizza lunchables so I usually let her take that once a week. She likes turkey, ham or PB sandwiches and is in love w/ cranberry juice so that's usually her drink Her sides vary from crackers to yogurt (go-gurt is her fav), applesauce, pudding, strawberries or banana etc.
Mostly I am just boring though.
Sandwich, bagel with cream cheese, or yogurt and string cheese as a main course.
A side of fruit and something like pretzels.
Juice box, water, or milk.
Sometimes a small treat.
B is in second and I pack her lunch, and Matt is in first and gets lunch and a snack. Nothing for Carrie this year...but she'll be in next year's rotation.