May 28, 2007

orange is the new brown.

One of my favorite ideas for curing the brown bag blues is to introduce a color of another kind. This particular brown bag is loaded with the color orange.

A good idea for adding a layer of interest and drama to your child's school lunch its to go monochrome. It helps me 'think outside the bag' when it comes to filling their bags with varied, healthy foods.

Orange is just one idea, I also have bagable ideas for red, purple, yellow and white lunches! The possibilities are endless; the goal is to get your brain flowing with ideas while increasing lunchtime variety and interest for your child.

So, have at it: start brainstorming all the possibilities for orange.

In this photo I help you get started:

  • Cheese Crackers
  • Carrots
  • Dried Apricots
  • Kumquats
  • Baby Orange Bell Peppers (sliced in strips with a cheesy dip?)
A bagful of orange ideas:
  • Sweet potato chips
  • Oranges/tangerines
  • Thinly sliced orange beets
  • Cheddar cheese sandwich
  • Any orange cheese
  • orange pear tomatoes
  • Pumpkin Muffins
  • golden raisins
  • Sesame crackers
  • Madarines/tangerines
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Salmon sandwich
  • macaroni and cheese
  • baked cheese puffs
  • Orange juice
  • Peach/mango juice
  • Peaches
  • orange-colored fruit leather (peach, apricot)o
  • orange/peach/apricot yogurt
  • Dried mangoes
  • golden raisins
  • papaya
  • mango
  • cantaloupe
  • carrot muffins, bread or cookies
  • pumpkin muffins, bread or cookies
  • cheddar cheese crackers with peanut butter
  • cheese dip
  • tomato tortilla with melted cheddar
  • orange juice
  • orange vitawater
Orange you glad to have brown bag ideas?

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