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Please don't send me to the VeganLunchbox. My kids don't eat all that stuff and I don't have the time for it.<br><br><br><br>
I'm curious if anyone wants to share the lunches their kids will be having at school. I am a College Student and I'll have to take my lunches this quarter, too.
 

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My kids won't eat the 'VeganLunchBox' type-stuff either 90% of the time.<br><br><br><br>
We do sandwiches with hummus, baba ganough, peanutbutter and banana, peanut butter and jam or apple butter, peanutbutter and raisins, cheese, tofu "non-egg salad", garbanzo "fake tuna" salad, Tofutti "cream-cheese" and jam, guacamole, mashed beans (with or without salsa or guac) or any of the wide variety of "fake meats". Often we'll use a tortilla instead of bread, or just send burritos instead - my kids like 'em cold.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes I send a variety of whole grain crackers, whole-grain baked chips, or breadsticks or pretzels instead of bread, and put the "spread" in a little cup, or cut up 'cheese' and 'meat' into squares and make my own vegetarian "Lunchables".<br><br><br><br>
My kids are L/O so we do string cheese and yogurt sometimes too.<br><br><br><br>
I let them choose the ingredients from the bulk bins and we concoct our own "trail mixes" from seeds, nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, cereal (like Kix or something) and sometimes pretzels or Goldfish crackers.<br><br><br><br>
I also always send a fresh veggie (carrots, celery, cucumber, jicima or raw brocolli) and a fresh OR sugar-free canned fruit (applesauce, peaches, whatever). They get 100% fruit juice a couple times a week too, usually on the days I DON'T send canned fruit.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes we do pasta salad with an olive-oil-vinegar dressing and olives and veggies and send that instead, it does just fine with no refridgeration and is VERY popular!!
 

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I like sprouted bagels with tahini, honey (or agave nectar), and chopped dates. Or lettuce wraps of some type. Tofu mayo sandwiches with veggies and sprouts on sprouted bread. some ideas I hope this helps. I being lunch everyday to work but I usually bring salads and that is not something you want to send kids.
 

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This school year we're just starting to pack lunches (yesterday was the first day of school.) Yesterday I packed veggie sushi for all four of us and it was awesome. I made the sushi at the same time as I was making dinner the night before and I packed it with a little cup of sauce for dipping (I just mixed a little wasabe with soy sauce.) Then I threw in a cut up orange, some fruit snacks and a box of juice. Today I packed leftover veggie jambalaya from last nights dinner for my son and since my daughter wasn't a big fan of the jambalaya, I packed her a boca chik'n patty sandwich (just packed it frozen, it should be defrosted by the time lunch rolls around) with some tomato slices in a separate baggy (so the bread doesn't get soggy) and then I gave them both some orange slices, fruit snacks and juice.
 

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Well, there are lots of things to put between bread. I think I could eat sandwiches every day & never get tired of them...<br><br><br><br>
Although, it is nice to bring a thermos filled with a hot soup, chilli, or other left-overs.<br><br><br><br>
I love salads with everything.<br><br><br><br>
And I always bring a piece of fruit or two.<br><br><br><br>
When I was a kid, my mother always put something amazing in my lunch, so that the other kids would know I wan't deprived due to my diet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<a href="http://www.postpunkkitchen.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9631" target="_blank">This thread</a> on the post punk kitchen boards lists about every lunch possiblilty I could ever think of
 

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My boys are kind of feeling a small need to fit in, so right now our lunches are kind of plain. Tofurkey sandwiches, some sort of fruit (kiwi & strawberries is big right now), pringles (which I figure is the lesser of the many mainstream chip evils), and 100% juice boxes are the norm. For snack they get some sort of organic granola or crispy rice bar - we like Envirokids a lot.<br><br><br><br>
In more adventurous times they will take cold falafel, or cold burritos, leftover vegan pizza, or other leftovers.
 

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Well, I don't have children, but I am a lazy vegan college student, so here's what I take:<br><br>
Peanut butter & jelly on a bagel, muffin, or toast<br><br>
apple<br><br>
carrots<br><br>
Cliff bars (really, really good, if you haven't tried them)<br><br>
Tuno salad sandwich<br><br>
Leftovers from the night before<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Yah, that's about it for me.
 

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My favorite lunches:<br><br>
Soy turkey and soy cheese sandwhich, cottage cheese and raisins<br><br>
soynut butter, raisin and cinnamon sandwhich, yogurt<br><br>
yogurt with fiber one cereal, banana with soynut butter<br><br>
mixed fruit and a string cheese, luna bar<br><br>
tomato, chickpea and feta salad
 

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Codemonkey, I love the veg chic'n patty idea.<br><br>
We do gonzo sandwiches. (Garbanzo beans mashed, pickle diced, soy mayo)<br><br>
Cold pizza, veggies with dip, hummus tomato and sprouts on pita, soup lots of soup and sandwiches! I have a thermos that I always fill with spaghetti and chilli. I love the vegan lunchbox but more for me than my kids.<br><br><br><br>
My dd is attending public school this year instead of homeschool. Her biggest concern is having her food look different from the other kids. Tofuna sandwiches here we come........
 

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sugar snap peas and red peppers cut into strips are really good, and a change from plain old carrots or celery. plums, oranges, and pinapple cups replace a boring old apple. Instead of chips you could try soy crisps or pretzels. And pbj or vegan cream cheese on mini bagels are fun. i usually dont have dessert because im not a big sweet eater, but graham crackers spread with a little peanut butter are good.
 

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I just packed a cinnamon raisin bagel with "better than cream cheese", a plum, a pack of chocolate teddy grahams (hey, you can't win them all!), and a bottle of water for my daughter.
 

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I packed blackstrap gingerbread with lemon sauce from Vegan Lunchbox, tangelo slices, dried peas and toasted pumpkin seeds for my daughter this morning.
 

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Today I've got a mug of unchicken and dumplings, some crackers, cut canteloupe, celery and peanut butter, and two fig newmans. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Had I not had leftover unchicken and dumplings (I've got a cold. Blech), I would have had thin sliced seitan and mustard on whole wheat, and all the aforementioned sides, less the crackers.<br><br><br><br>
Another favourite of mine is a grilled vegetables (i.e. eggplant, zucchini, peppers) sandwich, cold, with ketchup (no, really). I have tofurkey sandwiches sometimes, soy cheese and lettuce or cucumber, leftover rice/couscous/pasta dishes.
 

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my ds just started preschool. Here's 3 days of lunches for him (btw- he HAS a laptop lunch "bento" box...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/naughty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":naughty:"> )<br><br><br><br>
Tuesday:<br><br>
Sprial ww pasta noodles w/ homemade spicy peanut sauce and tofu chunks, organic grapes, a thermos w/ organic homemade blueberry yogurt smoothie and a jug of water<br><br><br><br>
Wednesday:<br><br>
Fruit shish kabobs w/ yogurt dipping sauce (canteloupe, grapes, strawberries on a skewer). organic egg salad sandwhich on ww bread. oj and water.<br><br><br><br>
Thursday:<br><br>
BBQ baked tempeh on ww hamburger bun w/ cheddar cheese. sliced apple & orange. carrot muffin. jug of water and small "box" of horizon chocolate milk<br><br><br><br>
** I also add a mix of nuts w/ craisins, raisins, dried apricots, dates... whatever on the side w/ all his lunches.
 
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