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    My Ali is going to a YMCA camp next week and I have to pack lunch daily. Now, usually this is not a problem, but school is airconditioned and camp is not. I will pack ice packs or frozen water bottle in her lunchbox, but could you help me with some new "safe" ideas. PB&J will be one of them. Canned fruit..................what else??????

  • #2
    Re: Safe Sack Lunch

    trail mix, granola, nuts, quick breads. If she can open a tuna can, you can get those little cans with crackers,
    Last edited by AllieK; 06-17-2008, 12:15 AM.


    • #3
      Re: Safe Sack Lunch

      here are some ideas i found

      Whole-grain, trans fat-free crackers
      Low-fat white cheese slices or mozzarella sticks (such as Cabot or Organic Valley)
      Baby carrots
      Cereal bar (such as Health Valley Fruit Cobbler)
      Bottle of spring water or vitamin water

      Peanut butter sandwich on whole-grain bread (use peanut butter with just peanuts and a little salt)
      Apple, whole or sliced (preserved in lemon juice and wrapped in a paper towel to prevent discoloration)
      Celery sticks
      One box of raisins
      Packaged graham cracker sticks
      Jello pudding pack

      Half a piece of pita bread, opened
      Canola mayonnaise (spread inside pita bread)
      Slice of additive-free chicken or turkey
      Lettuce leaves (dark green)
      Paprika (sprinkle on poultry slices)
      Apple (yellow or red delicious)
      Vanilla enriched rice milk (lunch box size)

      Whole-grain tortilla
      Spread (such as canola or Earth's Best) on one side of tortilla
      Last night's leftovers (placed on half of tortilla and rolled up)
      Dried fruit (fruit leather or combination of dried cranberries, raisins and bananas)
      Bottle of spring water or vitamin water

      Whole-wheat wrap (spread with peanut or soy-“nut” butter and sliced bananas or sugar-free preserves)
      Small bowl of berries and/or sliced melon (with colored toothpicks for fun)
      Celery sticks and baby carrots (or pickles if child prefers)
      Small container of skim milk
      Lollypop, Tootsie pop or two sucking candies, such as Nips, butterscotch or Cream Savors

      Low-fat, whole-grain crackers
      Reduced fat cheese stick
      Sliced red peppers and baby carrots
      Low-fat packaged milk (such as Horizon Organic)

      Pre-packaged South Beach meal wrap
      Low-fat yogurt (such as Stonyfield or Brown Cow)
      Nut snacks (almonds or sesame seeds) or trail mix
      6 ounces of 100 percent juice (such as Apple & Eve)

      Chicken or turkey and lettuce pita sandwich
      Red delicious or yellow apple
      Cereal bar
      Vanilla enriched rice milk
      100 calorie package mini-Oreos

      Whole-wheat tortilla
      2 slices low-fat bologna or soy-based meat
      Reduced-fat cheese stick or shredded cheese
      Fruit cup (packed in fruit juice with no added sugars)
      Animal crackers

      Slice of leftover plain or veggie pizza
      100 percent fruit sauce (apple, apricot or fruit mix)
      Frozen low-fat yogurt (will thaw by lunchtime)
      Unsweetened fruit water or vitamin water
      Cookies (such as Newman-O's, Barbara's Snackimals, or Joseph's Sugar-Free)

      Most important sit down with her and make up a list of what she might like to have
      there are ton's of stuff on the net now, you can even make your own lunchables up kid's enjoy making there own.


      • #4
        Re: Safe Sack Lunch

        found this

        Selecting the right foods is an important part of packing a safe lunch, says Wade. Foods high in acid or low in moisture are resistant to bacteria growth, and are thus more appropriate for inclusion in lunches. Such foods include:

        raw, cooked or dried fruit

        raw vegetables

        dry cereals


        dried meats, such as jerky, salami and pepperoni

        unopened canned foods

        breads, cookies, crackers and cake

        peanut butter and nuts

        dry or hard cheeses

        pickles, relishes, mustard and ketchup

        butter and margarine

        jams, jellies and honey