Back-to-School and Back-to-Work? with a Tupperware Giveaway

Heather says:

Did you know that I’m currently looking to re-enter the whole 9 – 5 world? It’s true, I’ve been sending out applications, going to interviews and while nothing has happened, yet, I’m sure at some point I’ll find a good fit.

Don’t worry, Home-Ec101.com isn’t going anywhere. Home-Ec 101 represents more than 5.5 years of work, that’s not something I’m willing to just drop. Did you know that it was just in March that I mentioned that 3 million people have visited this site? Hang on to your hat, because we crossed the 4 million mark earlier this month. A million people in 5 months? Consider this mind, blown.

My kids have all started school and the plan is to pack lunches four days a week. For me it’s less about the cost savings than knowing that they are getting whole grains (and not popcorn style -has anyone else seen the whole “Made from whole grains” label on popcorn and chuckled?) and fresh fruits and vegetables (I’m sorry, ketchup will never count as a serving of vegetables in this house, not today and not ever). I’m trying not to be uptight, but I find it weird that my youngest seems to come home with more food than I sent with her, seriously the food I send is gone and in its place are Cheetos, Goldfish and other random things. I sort of wish I could see what’s happening, her explanation is “They just give it to me.” Weird.

When I finally land that gig, that’s not in a restaurant, I will also be packing my own lunch. We’ll be up to four lunches each day. That’s a lot of packing and a lot of potential waste, if we’re not conscientious about how we pack.

I was contacted by Tupperware earlier this month, they wanted to know if I had heard of their new Crystal Wave Meal  and Healthy Salad Lunch Solution Sets. I hadn’t. Tupperware hasn’t been on my radar for years.

I do have vague memories of my mother hosting a couple of Tupperware parties. Mostly, I remember playing in my room with other kids and some moms sitting in the living room and telling us to go play. I also know that it was *cough* a longlongtimeago *cough* and that some of those pieces are still being used. A few were tossed before we knew that avocado greens and harvest golds would have a kitschy, retro appeal, but there was nothing wrong with them. And really, that’s the difference between a brand like Tupperware and much of what’s available in big box stores today.

 Currently, I do have a lot of glass storage containers because I worry about things like BPA and pthalates. However, I learned that in the USA and Canada, Tupperware products do not contain BPA or pthalates. NICE.

I hear you, I understand that Tupperware products are not cheap, but they are not purchased with the intention of using a few times and then being tossed into the recycling bin. You are aware that recycling isn’t without its own environmental costs, right? Recycling IS less wasteful than throwing away, but it’s not exactly a panacea. When done with thought, investing in items that will be used for years may not only be the most cost effective, but least wasteful option.

Do you have any memories associated with Tupperware?

I’m giving away a Healthy Lunch Salad Solution which retails for $55 to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite item to pack for lunch at work, school, or heck, even a picnic

I’ll close the comments at 9pm Eastern on Sunday September 2, 2012 (if I have to work, I’ll just stop counting those that arrive after 9pm) and I’ll announce the winner sometime Monday morning.

Good luck!

Tupperware is providing one Healthy Salad Lunch Solution Set, all opinions are my own, especially the neurotic weird ones. 



92 Comments

  1. Luciana Davis on September 3, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Tupperware food containers that fits small pieces of fruit so I snack on healthy stuff

  2. dorianne on September 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I have 5 weeks left before our first child arrives so i’m really trying to eat as healthy as possible and avoid restaurant lunches.  My go-to is tuna salad w/ tomato slices and hard boiled eggs.

  3. LisaJohnstonDowse on September 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I like to pack my leftovers in the vented containers for re-heating, especially since I don’t have to worry about BPA. It always hurt to look at he cost of Tupperware, but then I realized that I’m still using Tupperware my mother got as wedding gifts in 1968. And they still work great! What other kind of food container can say that?

  4. jensorr on September 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    My Mom sold Tupperware for a while in the 70s. Her favorite piece was a huge yellow bowl with a lid. She made potato salad for nearly every family picnic or barbecue aNd brought it in that bowl until it went missing. She still misses that bowl.

  5. BrianLamarRichardson on September 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Peanut Butter and Jelly on wheat bread.  I know, I know, I lead an exciting life.

  6. jacquelinejoyo on September 1, 2012 at 8:41 am

    My favorite food to pack for a picnic is fried chicken. 🙂

  7. WendyHardwick on September 1, 2012 at 12:36 am

    A great big salad with diced grilled chicken and all that good unhealthy stuff like shredded cheese. yummmmmmmm

  8. misharn on August 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I love Persian Cucumbers in my lunch!

  9. islandgirl8828 on August 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Just bought a stainless steel thermos for my 7 year olds lunches this year.  We love it- super easy to use and the food stays warm for hours.  Our favorite thing to put in there is hot dogs.  His because he loves hot dogs and mine because all I need to do is microwave it for 30 seconds and lunch is almost ready.  Throw in some veggies and fruits and you are good to go!  Truly has allowed me to expand lunch from far more than pb & j.

  10. AmyVanMod on August 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Cherry tomatoes and nature valley granola bars make it into my lunch almost every day! The other day I made the mistake of packing pineapple chunks in a non-water-tight generic plastic container. . . my whole lunch box smells like pineapple.

  11. speth11 on August 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    My favorite thing that my mom always packed for me and I always pack for my husband is a note. Something simple or silly not overly mushy just something to let someone know you are thinking of them. My moms notes really perked up the bad days after I had my wisdom teeth removed and would find silly drawings of chubby cheeked people sniling at me. I still have every note my mom packed for me and I recently stumbled upon the notes I pack for my husband tucked in the back of his sock drawer.

  12. LeahGarrettBrislin on August 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Peanut butter and banana sandwiches are my go-to lunch!

  13. kellethmetheus on August 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    There were things I always wanted for me and now my kids. I love the little baking set as well as the cute little pitcher with the cups. My family did have tupperware cups and plates that we used for camping. They were heavy duty lasted for as long as I can remember.Sigh, I love Tupperware.

  14. pfposse on August 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    My favorite that I had as a kid  was a little Tupperware baking kit with measuring cup, mat, rolling pin, cookie cutter and container.  I like to pack cold tortellini salad. 

  15. sandyjoys on August 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    My son only eats pasta, this would be perfect for him.

  16. jenniferdelvaux on August 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I love packing a great soup for those first chilly fall days

  17. LydaLangrakrsdottir on August 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    My favorite item is an “ancient” tupperware lunchbox set. red with a translucent white lid, a container for one sandwich, a slightly bigger container (for salad or veggie sticks) and two round ones (juice and applesauce perhaps?). It had red handles that locked up over the lid.
    I’ve had since I was a kid and remember the lunch time fun of opening all the containers to see what my Mother packed for me.
    I still have that lunch box set… hmm, maybe its time to update?? (big grin)
    … though i won’t get rid of “ol redbox”…
    Thanks, Lyda

    • CarolShiveMirek on August 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      LydaLangrakrsdottir  That is the same one I have.  Haven’t used it for lunch in a long time though.

  18. juliarechristy on August 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I love to pack yogurt with fruit, cucumber slices, and hummus! 🙂

  19. CarolShiveMirek on August 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I had a tupperware lunch box when I was a kid.  And I still have it!  I use it to store craft stuff in now, but 30 years later it still works great!   Anyway, my favorite thing to pack for lunch is homemade soup in the winter. I have yet to find someplace that makes soup that taste anywhere near homemade.

  20. piscesvirgo on August 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

    My favorite item is a nectarine, nice and firm not soft. I love nectarines and could snack on them all day every day.

  21. kcdupee on August 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Fage Greek yogurt is my favorite thing to pack in a lunchbox.  That and a stuffed baguette sandwich made with roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, watercress, and Kalamata olives tossed with a parsley dressing made with olive oil, anchovies, lemon juice, garlic, and lots of parsley.  (It’s an old Martha Stewart Living recipe that’s been my favorite sandwich for years.)  The first is quick and easy school-lunch material.  The latter has too many expensive ingredients and too much chopping, so it only gets made for special picnics.

  22. mldar on August 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I like to mix berries and nuts in Greek yogurt and have a spinach salad on the side. I also pack a snack. Pineapple with cottage cheese or  apple slices with peanut butter. I have always loved Tupperware. I remember getting it for Christmas when I was a teenager. I still have one of the bowl I received over 25 years ago. Good luck with the job search.

  23. JanetPottsArcher on August 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I love to pack spaghetti or lasagna..somrthing that can be reheated!

  24. LisaDixon on August 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    My favorite of all time was mom’s homemade pizza and some salad. 

  25. sharinlilbit on August 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    If I have access to a fridge or I’m going to be eating it soon, I LOVE a great tuna salad sandwich! 

  26. CMarie on August 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Cashew butter, banana, honey and a tiny bit of mayo sandwich.  My favorite.  The kids love it, too.

  27. Schmidty on August 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I love pasta salad with my homemade dressing and lots of tomatoes and broccoli, and fresh avocados if I have them on hand.

  28. LisaB3262 on August 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I like to pack sandwich fixings with a side of potato/pasta salad. I remember my mom going to Tupperware parties and, when I first moved here to Virginia, a friend sold Tupperware. I still see a catalog from time to time, but don’t order very often. However, I do like that they replace messed up items (especially broken lids).

  29. ConnieHubbardReagan on August 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Salad with mandarin oranges!

  30. carrie.hare on August 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Hummus!

  31. saregardner on August 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I usually take leftovers, but I love to make sandwiches, so I guess
    those are my favorite thing to take, because I feel special when I take
    the time to make myself a yummy sandwich just for lunch.

  32. FrannyAnnie on August 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I love to cook extra so that there are plenty of leftovers for my lunch! I pack up dinner straight into lunch sized portions to make mornings easier.

  33. EmsMom on August 29, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Since Miss Emily doesn’t care for bread we make a lot of lettuce wraps here and Bento type lunches. Much better than the *cough* nutritious *cough* meals they serve at school. 

  34. MelindaGardnerHollis on August 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I would say, that since I homeschool, our favorite foods to pack for our field trip picnics are sandwiches and fruit of some sort.  My husband takes leftovers and cereal for his lunches. 

  35. melissaillini on August 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    My mom still has her Tupperware bowls with white plastic lids!  They are older than me…

  36. deneicer1 on August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I remember some of my Mom’s old tupperware!  She had the avocado green canister set, the sets of glasses with the little lids (those are nice with kids leftover milk!) and hers were often yellow/tan, orange or avocado green.  It is funny what I remember and what I miss!

  37. deneicer1 on August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I like to make an ‘oriental’ cabbage, chicken and ramen noodle salad.  I usually call it ‘oriental coleslaw’ and I add chicken to it.  It is easy to pack for lunch, filling and nutritious.  I, however; am the only one that eats it!

  38. KatyDeDeyne on August 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    My favorite to pack is a sandwich with a side of fresh veggies and ranch dressing or hummus.

  39. MelissaTurnerJones on August 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    We end up with a lot of PB&J in any meal that gets “packed.”  🙂

  40. momsavesmoney on August 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I love to pack sliced sweet peppers when they are in season. Yum!

  41. LoriBonzelaar on August 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Love Tupperware, I use to sell it! I love hummus and carrot sticks, fills you up and good for you!Lori Bonzelaar

  42. asyhre on August 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I hear you in the job search area. I am out searching for a no weekends job:) But on to my favorite thing to pack… that would be wraps. I love that they do not get soggy like other things… like sandwiches. Happy Searching. 

  43. brijendelk on August 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    My favorite thing to pack is leftovers so I’m not wasting or salads.  Looks like a neat set of tupperware!!!

  44. chpsusan on August 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    My favorite snack to pack is a package of turkey breast sliced lunch meat and havarti sliced cheese so that I can roll the two together for a quick and healthy snack to hold me off till meal time.  I am on the road most days and do not care for fast food at all and this treat is filling and easy to pull off if you have the right container to keep it cool. Thanks for all the great ideas you provide on your site.

  45. AnnaLyon on August 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    You’ve got quite a full schedule!I pack lunch for three, and it already feels like a lot!My favorite thing to pack are hard-boiled eggs: I cook a big batch on sunday, they stay fresh until Thursday, they’re self-contained, easy to eat on the go, and delicious!

  46. cherieamb on August 29, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Good luck with the job search!  We do the buy once a week thing here – although last spring my eldest asked if she could buy more than once a week if she ate something healthy.  She apparently has the option of a grilled chicken ceasar salad, with dressing separate so she can control the amount – heck yes, dear.  Favorite things to pack – um, depends on the kid – rollup type sandwiches, homemade muffins, whole wheat bagels and spreads, hummus and things to dip in it, salsa ditto etc – laptop lunchbox gives me options 🙂 

  47. KeterMagick on August 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I don’t need the lunch set, but I do have a couple of things to share.I was recently given a Tupperware dish specifically designed to hold hardboiled eggs or deviled eggs.  It is harvest gold and at least 30 years old.  I love it and use it regularly because deviled eggs are a staple around here.  Getting my husband to eat out of the refrigerator rather than going to the convenience store while I’m at the office is a challenge, and it was easy to ‘train’ him to look for the distinctive piece of Tupperware!Regarding your youngest who comes home with more food than she left with…I can’t say for sure that this is the case with her, but when I was in school, I was the kid who would eat vegetables, and the ONLY kid who would eat beets.  I had kids trading me desserts for eating their veggies for them. (There were teachers who watched what was discarded and would counsel kids and tell parents when their kids weren’t eating their veggies…so having a human veggie dispose-all was worth paying for to some kids.)  On beet day, I always went home gorged, and often didn’t bother eating my sack lunch on that day.  And I liked beets better than the school’s sorry excuse for cake, so I usually traded the desserts for other stuff like pens or used comic books.

  48. Jamie0831 on August 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    My son likes when I send him with a frozen soft pretzel and cheese cubes plus fruits and veggies. He thinks it’s a treat! Thanks for hosting! 

  49. Theaprilblake on August 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I love to bring crackers and dip in my lunch, especially hummus or pimento cheese!

  50. thelittlewife on August 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    No summer meal is complete without watermelon!

  51. DigitalGypsy66 on August 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Salads and leftovers are my favorite things to pack for lunch. Easy, quick, and usually healthy. The Tupperware salad dressing container has saved my pants, satchel, and work fridge from other leaky containers. I need to get another couple of them…Although we didn’t own Tupperware, my wife’s parents did. Her mom gave us her set of Tupperware small drinking cups to use alongside our recently purchased cups for our kids. Other than the 80s colors, you can’t tell the difference between the 30 year old cups and the brand new ones. Amazing products, and they have been BPA free much longer than most of their competitors.

  52. Babypop on August 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    My daughter was just telling me mom.. remember when you gave me cheese all cheese for my feild trip.. you should do that more I said Ok mouse!

  53. angelikavor on August 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Just love to take a sandwich to work for lunch, homemade bread, turkey, lettuce and tomatoe oh and butter. Definately my favorite. 🙂

  54. MelissaAlexander on August 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Don’t laugh. My favorite lunch food is a pickle and mayonnaise sandwich. Yes, I’m pregnant BUT I have eaten them since I was little. My grandmother made then for me, it’s like a comfort food to me!

  55. PattyThomas on August 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    My latest favorite lunch is stuffed peppers. They fit perfectly in Tupperware and are easy to heat!

  56. MicheleN on August 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I love to pack cottage/shepherd’s pie.  Something about throwing it into a Tupperware for a few hours causes some sort of magic to occur that makes the flavors meld and become even more awesome.  My husband likes it when I pack random leftovers, though; his coworkers are always jealous (or so he claims!) and, since he works in Manhattan, it saves at least $50 a week!

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        HeatherSolos MicheleN Woohoo!  Email sent.  I’ve never won anything before, ever, so I’m super excited.  🙂  Thanks, Heather–and keep on Home Ec 101-ing!

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  57. marcyb1 on August 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Packing lunches when you’re on a weight loss program (Ideal Protein) is a
    lot easier when you have Tupperware bowls. I use the Wonderlier small
    bowls that hold 2 cups, which is the amount of veggies you are supposed
    to eat with your IP food at lunchtime. On Sunday afternoon I wash and
    cut the veggies for my lunches. My favorite combination is bite-sized
    pieces of cucumber, celery, and green pepper. Believe it or not, that’s a
    lot of veggies and very filling. Even on Thursday, the veggies are
    still crunchy. You can’t beat Tupperware and it lasts forever. I still
    have some of my mom’s stuff like the orange canisters (very cool now)
    and the tall white salt and pepper shakers.

  58. MelissaRecord on August 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    It is hard to beat a good old peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  If you put pb on both sided of the sandwich then the jelly does not leak through.

  59. JessicaRWebb on August 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I pack whatever we had for dinner the night before. My hubby gets the same.

  60. mperry8304 on August 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I like to pack pepperoni rolls.  Yum!

  61. skrkdale on August 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I love to pack salads.  It is easy to throw in a big tupperware bowl.  I put dressing in a separate container and dress when ready to eat. 

  62. cookbookmom on August 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    My daughter likes to eat dinner leftovers for breakfast and then brings cereal to school for lunch. Her brother prefers chicken Caesar salad.

  63. bsymom2201 on August 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I love to pack salads and wraps.

  64. wildcat66614 on August 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    We pack lunches everyday because of the health of school lunches for my kids and the cost of lunches for my husband who teaches so it would also be a school lunch.  My children love it when I pack the leftover alfredo or spagetti.  Even mac and cheese.  They are very into pasta!  I heat it up and have insulated containers to keep it warm.  They love it and since I make the food I know what’s in it.  I also love using the reusable container so I have fewer sandwich bags to recycle/throw away.  Our school is a green school so the kids are learning all about reducing, reusing and recycling.

  65. CrystalStorms on August 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

    My favorite thing to pack for lunch is leftovers – so yummy : ) I remember the playing in the other room during the parties and the famous “burp” that you did to get the extra air out. Good luck on your search!

  66. AngelaSimpkins on August 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I usually pack leftovers.

  67. stichnRN on August 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

    i especially like cold chicken for lunch….either fried or grilled!!!!!

  68. bassoongirl65 on August 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Packin’ Peaches n Cream Oatmeal for a healthy breakfast in Tupperware! Healthy and environmental friendly.

  69. TammyL on August 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

    My favorite thing to pack in Tupperware for a picnic is veggies in dip in their special storage container designed especially for that! I love how Tupperware takes in mind how people use their products to make them even better.(My mom also had the avocado green and harvest gold set!)

  70. warpedweaving on August 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I love leftovers. It doesn’t matter what they are, but eating hot food is ALWAYS better than a sandwich in my opinion. Today I’m eating bacon meatballs and man, that’s some good stuff!

  71. megancoburn on August 29, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I love to pack upstyled leftovers. Add a new sauce or dressing, and its a whole new meal!

  72. Iamdrew46 on August 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I enjoyed going to Tupperware parties and seeing all the items they had.  I use the midget for dressings for salads for work. I store leftovers in the covered bowls from years ago because they last and are durable.  I also use  the lettuce keeper as well as the measuring cups and spoons

  73. SouthernFriedTech on August 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Tupperware is like fine china in my family…people fight over who inherits it (the ham keeper, the veggie tray, the egg plate, the pie taker…)! I know it sounds goofy, but Tupperware is much more a part of my fond memories than any formal dinnerware, fancy napkins, etc. What traveled with us in tupperware–to family gatherings, to my grandmother’s when she could no longer cook, to my parent’s store during the summer–was good. And not just tasty, but downright good. The “made with love” kind of good. As far as the actual pieces themselves, I would have to say my fondest memory is of a salad bowl and plate set that I bought my Mom in the early 90’s. I had my first job, and I didn’t know what to get her. Then one day I found her Tupperware catalog. Bingo! She’s still using them. A close second would likely be the storage cannister and coffee canister sets that I got as a wedding gift. I felt so grown up! And suddenly, I had something that connected me to all the adult women in my life.

  74. rad2me on August 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I love to pack leftovers from dinner the night before.  My favorite recent lunch was leftover pasta with chicken sausage, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes.

  75. Beckysue75 on August 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I LOVE the midgets – they are the perfect size for salad dressing, sliced almonds, and anything else I want to add to my salad at work. 🙂

  76. idahojill on August 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I usually pack salads for myself at work, but if we happen to have (as in, if I happen to make…) plain old deviled eggs in the fridge, I pack those – love ’em!  cheese and crackers are always a hit, too, of course.

  77. smcgovern1 on August 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Love this post… it brings to mind many concerns I have of my own regarding my family having healthy lunches and also being conscious of our waste!  My favorite lunch would have to be either cold veggie pasta or a salad… and always cut up fruit.  Thanks for this giveaway!

  78. suemaynard on August 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I like one-dish things that can be eaten at room temperature or cold (so I don’t have to wait in line for the microwave at work). This means quinoa salads, bean salads, and sandwiches. Also, hard boiled eggs are great to make ahead of time and grab in the morning for part of lunch.

  79. mommy2boyz on August 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I like packing fresh fruit.

  80. tcarolinep on August 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Greek yogurt and fruit.

  81. adlerrobyn on August 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I love pasta salad with lots of chopped veggies!

  82. TamikaMoore on August 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I love packing a nice watermelon salad in Tupperware. It never spills out even when there’s a lot of juice. I usually add strawberries, blueberries, & blackberries. It is extra yummy. With a side of butter & rolls. I pack this from Breakfast, a snack, and definitely for a picnic!!! #yum 

  83. Miss Lola on August 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I remember my mom in the kitchen ‘burping’ the lids before putting them in the refrigerator.  I use Tupperware products in my pantry for flour, sugars and grains to keep them fresh.  The quality can’t be beat.

  84. amandabc on August 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I usually have leftovers, but my fave is a good tuna sandwich and I sure am a sucker for a nice ripe avocado!

  85. CeciliaUdallParkinson on August 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    For myself, I like to pack a quinoa salad with lots of veggies & chickpeas.  For my 4 year old, his new love is tortilla roll-ups – with cream cheese & ham, or peanut butter and jelly.  It’s a nice switch from his usual PB&J.

  86. esrliverman on August 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Usually, lunch consists of leftovers or a sandwich. My favorite item to pack for lunch, though? When I have cookies or pudding or something sweet leftover (usually made by me) to stash as a sweet surprise.

  87. rebeccalynn78 on August 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I usually pack leftovers or cucumbers and a protein shake.

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