Monday, September 15, 2008

Lunch Box Treats

These are just a few of the treats I tuck into the boys lunch boxes. I try to have some home baked treats on hand and avoid the manufactured stuff as much as possible. But it does sneak in sometimes!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (
Cheese Sticks
Chex Mix
Chips--all kinds!
Peanut M&Ms
Banana Bread
Pumpkin Bread, Whoopie Pies, or Cupcakes (
Mandarin Oranges (I get the large cans and spoon out portions into our own snack cups)
Vegetables and Dip
Cheese and crackers
Austin's and Lances cracker packs

Do your kids have a favorite treat not on my list? Please share it in a comment!


me said...

I think I may have repeated a few of your ideas, but I've listed some of our tried and true lunchbox snacks here.

Have you ever had leakage issues with your Gladware containers? That's all I have, and I'm thinking I might try applesauce or yogurt in them.

me said...

Thanks for adding your ideas and link! My favorite is the cake sandwiches! What a great idea! I'll have to try freezing the tubes of yogurt, too--I never thought of that!

I've not had any trouble with the containers leaking. Mine are actually Ziplock containers, but I've used generic, too. My husband takes salad dressing in them, and occasionally mayonaise to keep it from soaking into his sandwich. So far, so good!

Anonymous said...

When I was growing up, my Mom used to bake a cake or a batch of cookies once a week and wrap individual servings in celophane and put them in the freezer. They were specifically for lunches and she must have threatened us with our lives because I don't remember any of us trying to sneak anything!!