Lunch and Snack Packing
Be sure to check-in regularly with your children to get feedback on past meals you've packed. Some students have been known for repeatedly discarding food that they don't like rather than asking their parents to stop packing it.
Please consider sending along a cloth napkin to use as a placemat as it increases protection against table germs and helps with potential spills. And don't forget to add any necessary utensils your child will need.
LCS offers a hot lunch program
, but for those who choose not to participate in the program, some of our parents have compiled a few ideas and tips.
Snacks and Sides
Fruits - fresh, dried, or baked
Apples or pears with nut butter (spritz sliced apples with lemon to preserve)
Apple baked with slice of cheese on top
Cuties or oranges peeled
Raw cheese with nuts or whole grain crackers
Cheese and crackers
Celery filled with nut butter and sprinkled with raisins
Carrots, cucumbers or other with black bean dip or humus
Bell pepper strips or snow peas with cottage cheese dip
Rice cakes with nut butters
Chips and salsa or guacamole
Yogurt or yogurt as a dip for fruit
Popcorn - plain or dressed up with seasonings
Hummus and pita chips
Carrot, zucchini or banana made with almond meal
Eggs - hard boiled, deviled, etc.
Boiled shrimp and cocktail sauce
Tuna, chicken or egg salad in pita
Turkey and bell pepper roll-up
Turkey meatball soup with grated carrots and orzo pasta
Pita pocket filled with carrots, cheddar cheese, and buttermilk ranch
Ham salad with pickles
Sushi rolls with any leftover fish, brown rice, cucumber, and carrots
Cubed lunch meat and cheeses
Apple sandwich - Sliced rings with peanut butter and granola inside
Hot - using a small thermos
Sandwich thins, pizza sauce, shredded cheese and preferred toppings and served with a Caesar salad
Soups, stews, chili
Spaghetti with meatballs
Sloppy Joe meat with bun on the side
Mini crustless quiches - made in muffin tins similar to a portable omelet
Burritos - black bean, rice and cheese
Tofu with sweet corn and shelled edamame--warmed and put in a thermos
Eating Well, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Cooking Light
*Please note that listed items are suggestions from families and do not constitute an opinion of health by LCS.