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Brown Bag Lunch

Bread Alternatives

Instead of bread for sandwiches, try hard rolls, biscuits, buns, pita bread, tortillas, bagels, English muffins or pastry shells.

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Homemade Lunchables

Create your own "lunchables" for a delicious change of pace. Buy deli meats (salami, ham, turkey, etc.) and sliced cheeses. Cut the meat and cheese into squares and pack along with assorted…

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Keeping Lunches Cold

Keep your lunch cold during the morning by packing a frozen juice box.

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Lunch Box Photo

When our daughter, Mollie, started preschool, I wanted her to know her dad and I were thinking of her. I attached a photo of the three of us to the inside of her lunch box, wrote "We love you"…

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Napkin Notes

When our three kids were in elementary school, I rarely let a day go by without including a little extra something in their lunch bags. At the very least, it was an "I love you" note written on…

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No Mess Lunch

Pack a moistened washcloth in a plastic bag—it's great for cleaning fingers before and after eating! —Marilyn Stroud, Larsen, Wisconsin

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No More Soggy PB&J

When making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a brown-bag lunch, use slices of frozen bread and spread a layer of peanut butter on each slice. Top one slice with jelly, then assemble the…

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