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Old 02-16-2010, 07:26 AM   #71
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my 2 bean-heads love cold chicken nuggets and ketchup for dipping. (i can pack several days at once) the different brands make a difference though. some are not as good cold. another hit, haven't done it in awhile though, is rolled tortilla with sandwich meat and cemented together with cream cheese. seems to work best if it is rolled in foil. spagetti in a thermos is the other fave though.

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Old 07-21-2010, 03:12 PM   #72
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anotherlunch.blogspot.com and bentolunch.blogspot.com are great resources for "american" bentos for kids.

I have a blog of my bento lunches too ( Easy Bentos) but theirs are really great!!
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #73
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I make homemade mini pizza crusts and freeze them, then the night before I take them out and top them and bake them. I then either send them cold in the morning or warm them in microwave before they head out. We only eat homemade bread here, and my DS loves just a few slices of fresh bread with his dairy free/soy free butter on it. I also do tortillas with cut up chicken, cheese, and etc. in them. My DH likes ranch, chicken, lettuce, tomato, and cheese in his. I love to send applesauce, apples with peanut butter, grapes, carrot sticks, and other things. My kids really like when I freeze yogurt and send it along so it is half thawed by lunchtime giving them something similar to frozen yogurt. LOL! For desert we all like pudding cups (frozen pudding cups are tasty too). I make batches of cookies and freeze the dough in little balls, so I can bake them the night before or in the morning which gives my kids yummy fresh cookies.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:55 PM   #74
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This si a fantastic thread! I recently started picking up Pectin cups for school lunches...low in sugar adn available at Trader Joe's.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:24 AM   #75
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I love Bentos! We just started them here..I dont do nothing fancy...I work overnights so I just want my kids to eat HEALTHY! And packing Bento style sure does allow that! I am home for lunch time but I also send them a nice little bento snack to grandpas when mommy is working!
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #76
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LOVE the bento ideas, I am going to start doing that for DH's lunches and to make lunches for both my DD's more healthful and exciting!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:45 AM   #77
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My 5-yr old loves celery sticks (the only veggie he will voluntarily consume). Pack it with a dipping sauce, it's yummy and crunchy for the kiddies.
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we love the yogurts that you freeze and then they thaw by lunch time. they keep other things in the lunch cold, and you get a yummy yogurt out of it too!
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Curries make great leftovers & unless they contain eggplant, freeze really well. They're also very economical & tasty.
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thanks for adding the website
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