Monday, October 22, 2007

HELP!
Bloggin buddies, I need ya!! I am in charge of an activity for the women of our church tomorrow night. We are having a cook off, but, before we let everyone try all the wonderful recipes, we were going to have a lady speak to us about creative lunch ideas for boxed or bagged lunches. I just got a phone call and she is in San Diego and they have told her that she won't be able to leave to come home because of the fires. So, add another gal to your list and...
I NEED IDEAS!! Do you have any fun things you do for your kids lunches? I will probably end up teaching this class... HELP ME!! PLEASE! I am not the creative one when it comes to lunch. Peanut butter and jam are good for me... anything you can share... I'd be happy to be on the receiving end of all your great ideas!

8 comments:

Holly said...

I'm not one to ask for help. I've been known to send leftovers that my kids have to put in the cafeteria microwave. However, if you type "kids lunches" into Google, you get oogles of ideas and you can claim them all as your own!

Kimberly said...

I was going to say the same thing Holly did. =) Although PBJ made me think of using cookie cutters to cut sandwiches into neat shape. Spice up the same-old-same-old, right?

JustRandi said...

Yep - I was going to say cookie cutters - and I still send both pieces in the lunch even though probably they only eat the shape and not the outside.

Also anything my kids could dip in ranch sauce. You can buy those little plastic dip cups with lids at party supply stores, or sometimes you can just ask for them at Subway and they'll give you a little stack.

diana said...

this probably isn't what you were talking about but i thought i'd share it.

i used to write notes on my kid's napkins with their lunch. it would be anything from 'i love you' or 'have a good day' to a joke or riddle or quote. my kids still talk about this - how it made their day. my daughter would sometime read the note as soon as she left the house because she couldn't wait.

good luck with the class. those fires sure are getting bad.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I never stressed when I ran out of sandwich bread because I knew that I could make my kids fun stuff on bagels or tortillas. They really likes tortilla wrap sandwiches. I'd also make up my own version of Lunchables.......MINUS the sodium, preservatives, and high caloric content.

Lisa said...

I also do wraps with Laughing cow cream cheese and ham (I use the La tortilla factory whole wheat tortilla's, and low sodium ham). For one I throw on some lettuce. I include peanut butter for dip for apples or celery, and a cheese stick.

Sometimes we put soup in a thermos or even little baby ravioli.

One my youngest loves is "pizza parts". I put turkey pepperoni, mozz sticks and a small tupperware of pizza sauce. She dips them in it and yum. You can also put this in a pita.

Good luck!

Nancy Face said...

The only fun thing I've done with lunches is adding a little note inside, or putting a fun sticker on their sandwich baggie!

Yvonne said...

I'm not the best at being creative with my lunches, but I always wanted my kids to know they were loved--so I always put a note inside (and sometimes a little sweet treat!