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Old 09-13-2005, 02:29 PM   #11
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I struggle with packing lunches for myself that are sufficiently interesting that I don't go out for pizza and sufficiently filling that I don't end up at the candy machine at 3 in the afternoon. I've been watching this blog http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/ and it's given me some good ideas. Today's lunch was leftover homemade pizza, carrot sticks, apricots and plums, an apple, a mini-muffin sized coconut-citrus cake and soy pudding. Yesterday's was fusilli with spinach, onions and lentils (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/re...s/views/108885 -- very good cold!), apricots and plums, an apple, soy pudding, carrot sticks and hummus.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:43 PM   #12
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My dad used to give us those pita sandwiches. He would fill them with rotisserie chicken, mushrooms, tomato, avocado and sunflower seeds. That actually sounds good right now. I make those for my husband to take to work sometimes.

He also would get jumbo black olives and mushroom, then fill them with cream cheese. Those were good too.

Banana bread with chocolate chips. mmm
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:04 PM   #13
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Does anyone ever pack rice or pasta in their kid's lunch? If so, do you heat it up then just put it int he insulated lunch bag? I always want to pack rice or pasta, but am afraid it wont taste good because it'll be eaten at room temp, since school doesn't have a microwave. Thx!
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:03 PM   #14
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My 14 year old doesnt like the school lunches either thankfully. Currently she likes deli chicken, mozzarella slices, and whatever veggies, and puts them on a wrap, which is healthier than white bread.
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:15 PM   #15
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I make a salad and put leftover chicken in it. I use the snack size baggies for the dressing and the croutons. I freeze juice box ,it will be thawed by lunch.

Soft taco shells lunch meat and cheese rolled up I make a sauce with mayo and salsa use the baggie for the sauce and they can dip right into it.
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Old 09-17-2005, 01:30 PM   #16
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Does anyone ever pack rice or pasta in their kid's lunch? If so, do you heat it up then just put it int he insulated lunch bag? I always want to pack rice or pasta, but am afraid it wont taste good because it'll be eaten at room temp, since school doesn't have a microwave. Thx!
First, I'd like to say...Norg, I miss you. Haven't seen you on the board in a long time. Hope you're doing well & please come back.

htc, a thought - make a cold pasta salad at home (i.e. spiral pasta mixed with veggies like broccoli florets, shredded carrots, etc.), place in a zip lock bag & put a dressing of choice in a little plastic covered small container. When ready to eat, pour the dressing into the pasta (or salad) zip lock bag & toss around to combine the dressing. Could try adding some mixed fruits chopped up (melons, grapes, etc.) in another zip lock.
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Old 09-21-2005, 11:13 PM   #17
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Have you considered using a thermos? They make all plastic ones. If you warm the bottle with very hot water before putting the food in, it should be fine for lunch.
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