Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: Need some healthy lunch box ideas - Care to share?

  1. #11
    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    2,195
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    ReginaLovesFabric ... I use 7-up (diet or regular) to avoid the fruit turning brown. You don't have to soak them. Just make sure they are fully dunked, then they can come out and drain in a colander or put straight into your container. If you leave them too long, they take on too much of the liquid which can affect flavour ... to say the least about them going to mush! Works with other fruits as well ... bananas, peaches, etc. I was given this tip from a professional caterer, when I asked how they could make so many fruit trays so far ahead!
    Wow! Great tip!
    Sandy
    Sandygirl

    Janome 9900 / Janome 9700 / Janome Decor 3050 / Janome 1100D serger
    Singer Centennial model (inherited from my late, fav aunt!)

  2. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Orbiting
    Posts
    1,442
    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

    I bought some canned chickpeas and will attempt to make some hummus for a veggie dip.

    He does not like the regular V-8 drinks - not a big fan of tomatoes but found some V-8 fruit drinks and he likes those.

    I have tried deviled eggs in the past but I guess they get a little messy.

    Will take a stroll through the produce section and see what they have that is easy to eat - he does not want anything that he has to peel or cut up. He eats at his desk. Will try that 7-up trick on some apples. He loves apples.

    He also likes flatbread and tortillas. Problem with tortillas is that they don't taste good cold.

    And he makes sure he lets me know when I pack something he does not like!

    Now some of you are probably wondering why I don't just let him fix his own lunch. I'm a stay at home and he puts in a full day at the office so I try to make sure he gets something healthy to eat - both for breakfast and for lunch. If I did not fix him breakfast he would not eat in the mornings. He's a sweetie in other ways. We all have our quirks.

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Beautiful BC
    Posts
    595
    Blog Entries
    1
    Try different tortillas, some are great cold.

    DH and the kids love what we call banana burritos. Spread cream cheese and PB on a tortilla, place a whole peeled banana in the middle and roll it up. The PB and cream cheese will seal the banana in and it will not discolour. Wrap in plastic wrap. These can be made the night before and taste great.

    Vegies, with or without dip. Carrots, celery, snap peas, cherry tomatoes etc, are all low calorie and full of nutrients and easy to eat.

    Fresh fruit, less expensive than the fruit cups, no extra sugar and all the nutrients. Is it that hard to peel a banana or mandarin orange? You do not have to cut up or peel an apple, grapes, fresh berries etc.

    Does he like pickles? Some days I like a mixed plate of cheese, meat and crackers, with some pickles. It changes things up a bit. Pickled beets are one of my favourites.

    Yoghurt is good if you like dairy products, an ice pack will keep it fresh, just remember to put in a spoon.

    Me, I like bean or grain based salads with lots of vegies. I used to eat it cold, but we just got a microwave at work so I can warm it up now.

    I drink water, not juice, I am lucky to live in a community with really good tasting water right out of the tap.

    When I had a long commute I found it to be really important to have a snack to eat on my way home, otherwise I was famished before I even started to cook dinner and tempted to snack. My usual snack was an apple.
    Proud Parent of one Dwight Canada Student, my son graduated this year and is on his way to UVic.

    http://dwightcanada.org/

  4. #14
    Super Member tesspug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,107
    Orowheat has a pocket thin, it is like a pita but stays soft. It comes whole wheat. Makes great sandwiches. If he likes peanut butter, there is a great peanut butter/hummus recipe. http://www.peta.org/living/vegetaria...er-hummus.aspx

  5. #15
    Super Member plainpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Buckeye State
    Posts
    3,632
    Blog Entries
    11
    Have you tried roasted red pepper hummus? It's the favorite of most all my family.Was going to make it,but find it on sale often,Lots of flavor....so good with fresh veggies.You can get Pringles in small containers.Our fav bean salad,eaten cold is 3cans of any beans,well drained with diced onion,celery & Green or red peppers.I drizzle olive oil,maybe 2Tbl,flavored rice vinegar,garlic powder,italian spices & S & P tp taste.Keeps well in fridge.You could use italian dressing,but we like the oil/vinegar.Try making new dishes at home for a meal to see if he likes them.Good luck & I agree,we all have our quirks


    QUOTE=AlienQuilter;5776208]Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

    I bought some canned chickpeas and will attempt to make some hummus for a veggie dip.

    He does not like the regular V-8 drinks - not a big fan of tomatoes but found some V-8 fruit drinks and he likes those.

    I have tried deviled eggs in the past but I guess they get a little messy.

    Will take a stroll through the produce section and see what they have that is easy to eat - he does not want anything that he has to peel or cut up. He eats at his desk. Will try that 7-up trick on some apples. He loves apples.

    He also likes flatbread and tortillas. Problem with tortillas is that they don't taste good cold.

    And he makes sure he lets me know when I pack something he does not like!

    Now some of you are probably wondering why I don't just let him fix his own lunch. I'm a stay at home and he puts in a full day at the office so I try to make sure he gets something healthy to eat - both for breakfast and for lunch. If I did not fix him breakfast he would not eat in the mornings. He's a sweetie in other ways. We all have our quirks.[/QUOTE]
    Pat C

  6. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10
    Health is the most precious thing our lifes,we should care it as much as we can through healthy eating,diet and physical workouts.Make fruit salad with canned fruit in own juice,adding fresh fruit,squeeze an orange over all.Keeps for days in fridge.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.