Sunday, August 17, 2008

Start of School...Lunch Ideas

My daughter will be starting school in a couple weeks and I've been trying to think of some ideas to keep things fun and new for her lunch box. Here are some ideas I've come up with:

**Bar-S Bologna rolled up, cheese sticks, cubes or slices, and a piece of fresh fruit

**Deli meat (gluten-free brands - Hillshire farms is gluten free, along with some other brands) on buttered gluten-free bread, cheese, and fresh fruit

**Peanut butter on "Nut Thins" (Blue Diamond brand), carrot and celery sticks sticks, and yogurt

**Frozen gluten-free waffles, toasted and cut into waffle sticks to dip into syrup

**Amy's frozen macaroni and cheese can be heated up and put into a thermos

Some snack ideas:

**Lay's Products are gluten-free, so you can include potato chips, Fritos, Doritos, Funyuns, Cheetos, and Tostitos in a lunch box, too. Pace Salsa and Ortega chunky salsas are gluten free. Bison French Onion Dip is Gluten-free.

**Velveeta is gluten-free (a Kraft product), so you can make Velveeta and salsa for a cheesy dip with a little zip.

**Celery or Carrot sticks and peanut butter is a wonderful snack.

**Mi-Del makes some really good cookies, as does Pamela's

**Jennies Coconut Macaroons are really yummy and gluten-free

**Kinnikinnick makes donuts! We love the cinnamon sugar kind, but they also have chocolate dip and vanilla dip, which we haven't tried yet, but I hear they are very good. They must be kept frozen until ready to microwave and serve, but we recently microwaved one and put it in a baggie for later and it was still really good.

I will add more ideas as I come up with them.

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