Revolution Foods Weekend Giveaway!

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Happy Friday everyone! I have got a great new product to share with you and a chance at winning some of their products. Here’s how I found them….


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I was at my favorite Whole Foods Market at the District a few weeks ago and ran into a colorful little display of Revolution Food products. I was quickly drawn to them because I’m always looking for something healthy to add to my boys lunch boxes. The more I read about the products the more I LOVED! So, I picked up the Squeezable Fruit Mashups which is a brilliant idea of pureed fruit the kids can squeeze right out of the little package. My boys absolutely loved these. They call them their fruit smoothies. You can also freeze them for a fun treat and it even keeps the lunch box cold.


Here are more of their great products, I am so excited to try them all. Here’s what they have to say about their products:

“Our organic lunchbox snacks and sandwich builders make it easy to nourish your kids with yummy balanced nutrition. We like to think of it as Lunchbox Simplicity. Simple for parents to pack, simple for kids to eat and a simple way to maintain a healthy diet at school or at home.”


One Picky Palate Reader will win a box of Organic Squeezable Fruit Mashups, a box of Organic Jammy Sammy’s (pictured below) and a Revolution Foods T-shirt.


1. Make sure you are following Picky Palate under my “Foodie Friends” on my sidebar.

2. Leave a comment here telling us what you remember your mom packing in your school lunch box. Favorites, least favorites lets hear it!


Contest Ends Sunday October 3rd at midnight. Winner will be chosen by random and posted Monday morning. Best of luck!

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  1. Wow! This can be one particular of the most helpful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Excellent. I’m also a specialist in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

  2. Tabitha

    She made a bunch of stuff… Least favorites had to be meat sandwiches (especially turkey) with cheese and mayo, it gets stuck to the roof of your mouth… ew. Favorite? Hmmm… Hard to decide. I loved it when I got gazpacho in a thermos, and I also loved leftover enchiladas. In lower grade school, my mom would pack me a little note on a napkin, something just for me, never to be shared with friends or classmates. I always loved that little note.

  3. Heather Wilson

    My brother and sisters ate in the cafeteria. But if we wanted to bring our own lunch for the next day we would have to pack it ourselces. More or less we would forget it in the fridge. But I do remember going with mom to the store and getting things for my lunch box that I would pack. There is plenty of items that are just for the lunch box. We loved those!!

  4. Rori

    My mom would make the sandwich and then I was on my own to pack the rest. I always ran late so it was an automatic bag of chips and juice box in addition to the mom-made peanut butter and jelly. It sounds boring but it was definitely better than the cafeteria options!

  5. Joy

    My very favorite thing was always fluffer-nutters. Most of the people I know didn’t even know what they were but to bite into fresh white bread with peanut butter and marshmallow cream in the middle of a tough school day – nothing was better than that.

  6. Strawberry cream cheese sandwiches, Bugles (which I got into trouble for putting them onto my fingertips like witch fingernails :), Giggles cookies, Deviled Ham, Spaghettio’s and ravioli in a thermos, Mom’s vegetable soup in the thermos, and strawberries with a tiny bag of sugar for dipping. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Hey Jenny!
    It’s been a while but I was going to get a quick dinner recipe from you tonight and I saw this GREAT drawing! I DO remember my mom packing my lunch and I have to admit I got pretty sick of the same old pb & j.. I am now a mom that has 2 of my 4 kids in school. I am always trying to think of a good healthy, fun lunch for my kids. I honestly loose sleep over “what to make for lunch” since my kids go to a charter school I don’t ever have the lazy option to let them “buy” lunch. but I love making my kids lunch. I would love to try these products, hopefully my kids would love them as much as you do. what an awesome healthy alternative! We miss you here in AZ!!!

  8. I don’t remember any particular lunch but I do remember the metal lunchbox that started the school all clean and shiny and by Christmas is was getting pretty nasty. Sure glad when we started using brown paper bags.

  9. Karin

    Peanut butter and jelly of course πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, I always hated it when my mom tried to sneak in something healthy. Now we can “sneak” healthy things into our kids lunches and they don’t even know it!

  10. Sheri

    My mother raised me on “nutter butter” sandwiches…Two slices of bread, spread with peanut butter and marshmallow cream….EEWWWW….but I loved them, then. Not so much now.

  11. Terese

    My lunches were always very healthy. I was always jealous of my friends who got twinkies or ding dongs in their lunches.

  12. Even in high school, my mom would slip in a little note to let me know she was thiking about me. She always got creative too! She would pick little nick nacks up from the dollar store and put those in my lunch as well. I always looked forward to seeing what mom left for my afternoon break! I love my mom!!

  13. Kristen

    I remember my favorite thing my mom used to make was “Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups” which were breadless roll ups loaded with american cheese and a little bit of mayo!! My favorite day was also when she would send me a bag of Cooler Ranch Doritos or a Bagel with Salami and Cheese which was a RARE because she is a nutritionist so it was not a favorite lunch on her list!

  14. Cheryl

    Of course I remember the sweets the most, especially the different flavor puddings that used to come in huge packages (from Costco I think). Also, the absolute best strawberry fruit roll-ups ever. They tasted like real strawberries, nothing like the fake sugary stuff our kids eat now. I wish these same goodies were still around.

  15. i remember homemade pudding in my lunch box. I was YUMMY. I make your peanutbutter finger mini cheescakes all the time, and my family loves them. thanks!

  16. Dixie

    Do you remember those Pillsbury Food Sticks? I would sometimes get one of those in my lunch box and I loved it because it was astronaut food! Love your blog – discovered it about a year ago. I’ve made several of your recipes and they turn out perfect every time!

  17. Janae

    My mom always packed a Capri sun in our lunch…even if we didn’t have bread in the house we’d have our capri suns!

  18. Kimm Geria

    I had peanut butter and Jelly and my mom would make me soup and put it in a thermos (and I would drop it and my soup would have glass in it back in he old days LOL).

  19. Annalie

    I always LOVED the sandwiches that my mom would make on homemade bread. All of my friends liked them also, I could have traded those sandwiches for anything but I chose to keep them for myself.
    P.S. I’m a follower!

  20. Keri

    My mom was a health nut so I envied the kids with twinkies and ding dongs. I do remember she always cut my oranges in a weird way and I had 1/2 sandwich up through highschool.

  21. I joined your friend list πŸ™‚
    I hated to open my lunch box and find graham crackers with frosting. Most kids would probably love that but not me! I was jealous of the kids with the Hostess Ding Dongs and Twinkies. Now I shudder.

  22. My mother, bless her heart, always packed a wonderful lunch. I had to carry a large brown grocery bag containing two sandwiches, chips, fruit, and a few cookies along with a juice pouch of sorts. She would always pack a lunch for two, just in case a friend forgot theirs πŸ™‚

  23. Kindra

    Mom always packed healthy lunches for us, but what I remember the most was getting those special treats every now and then.. like boxed juices or peanut butter and marshmellow fluff and lunchables on field trip days. I also loved soup in my thermous on cold snowy days! She often always include a sweet note in my lunch too!

  24. Becky

    My mom never packed ANYTHING store bought. Those were the days of good old cut up carrot sticks, baby carrots didn’t even exist!! Oh how times have changed for my kids!!

  25. Diana J

    I remember getting the typical sandwich and chips, but sometimes my mom would write little messages on my brown lunch bag that made lunch special!

  26. jill

    my lunches were pretty standard…PB&J, nurti-grain bar, apple, and a fruit-rollup. My mom would often write a little note on my napkin or a post-it, I always loved that!

  27. Christina Dossola

    I remember the lunch I got the most was Chunky PB and Grape jelly. YUM : ) Still think of my mom every time I make one of these sammies!!

  28. I can’t follow on here because I am not on blogger..but I will add you to my blogroll! πŸ™‚ I always used to love when my mom would pack subs in my lunch box. I have no idea why but I felt superior to kids who had pb and jelly. LOL … now I know better tho…Love the pb and jelly πŸ™‚

    These products are so cute!

  29. Alison

    My mom tried to make a bunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in quantity and pull them out of the freezer for lunches one time. One time!! Because those sandwiches were NEVER eaten. They were so stinkin’ soggy and gross!!! Ugh!!

    I do remember that she packed frozen grapes that I loved!!!

  30. If only I had memories from the lunches my mom packed me…. but she didn’t. My mom hated packing lunches, so I had to eat the school hot lunch EVERY Day!! Lucky for me, my elementary school really made the food– yes home cooked food, every day. Their mashed potatoes with hamburger gravy was delicious!! πŸ™‚

  31. So I may be a freak of nature but my two favorite things to eat in my school lunch were leftover hotdogs and bean and cheese tacos. I ate both cold. As an adult, I’m not sure if I’d go the cold route again but I have to say that bean and cheese tacos are still my favorite food (I came from San Antonio, I can’t help it!) and I still get crazy cravings for hotdogs now and then, especially at baseball games. πŸ™‚

  32. Kate

    Hi Jenny,
    I love your website! As far as my lunchbox was concerned…it usually was filled with a PB&J sandwich, a piece of fruit, chips or crackers, and a capri-sun. I always begged mom for LUNCHABLES, instead she made her own with Ritz crackers, cheese, and turkey cut up and placed in a Tupperware. Thanks for trying mom!

  33. I’m a follower. My mom was really good at making our lunches with some variety. I appreciated that because I stil,l to this day love variety. One of my favorite things she used to pack me were homemade cookies. She was always baking and I always looked forward to eating one of her cookies at lunchtime. That, and fruit roll-ups, of course!

  34. Lconnally

    My little lunches were always packed in a plastic My Little Pony lunch box with a thermos of chocolate milk! YUMM I can remember having bologna and mayo sandwiches and loving every bite of it!! I don’t think I could force myself to eat that now.

  35. Ashley Arnold

    My mom always packed me a frozen Hi-C drink box. At lunch, I cut off the top of the box and ate it like a slushie.

  36. Jenny L

    By the time I made it to junior high I was so sick of sandwiches! I still have a hard time with most lunch meats. I always loved it though when my mom would pack homemade Lunchables!

  37. Tiffany

    My mom never packed a lunch. I always ate at school or ate junk! Now I love to feed healthy snacks to my kiddos.

  38. Maria

    I’m a follower!

    I remember always having a sandwich – usually ham & cheese. I loved it when my Mom would put Doritos in my lunchbox. And a twinkie! Or a Ding Dong.

    Ahhh…no more Twinkies and Ding Dongs now, sadly – they go straight to my butt.

  39. I started packing my own lunch around six years of age so I loved when I could pack myself small bags of fritos chips….yummm. Usually my brothers would steal all the good chips and I would be left with plain old potato chips. This giveaway sounds great…my fingers and toes are crossed I win:)

  40. Jill

    My mom used to make brownies from scratch and then wrap them indidually in tin foil. I used to love when that was in my lunch box!

  41. Elisabeth

    My favorite was when my mom would pack soup or ravioli in a thermos during the winter. I was also a big fan of what my mom called “s’mores in a bag.” She would pack us a bag of graham crackers, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips and it was delicious!

  42. Robin H

    I remember my Mom would put milk in my thermos, and by lunch it would be warm. I never drank it, it was so gross. I would also always have a Little Debbie in my lunch, now who doesn’t love those?

  43. Tarbyloo

    Peanut butter and banana on homemade wheat bread. No one else ever ate that – had the “weird” lunches.

  44. Bonnie

    I also remember walking at lunchtime! My favorite was tomato soup and a grilled cheese. I think I had that almost everyday!!

  45. I just found you and am now a follower!

    I remember the lunches packed for field trips the most. They usually contained a banana, peanut butter & jelly (on wheat…no wonderbread for my family) and Tab (diet soda) wrapped in tin foil.

  46. Rosely M.

    Great blog and tips. Growing up I attended a NYC public school. Most of us ate in the cafeteria, yet every once in a while we brought in our own “cold lunch”. Mom would make strawberry preserve and cheese sandwiches on white bread. I find the combo revolting now, but loved it as a kid. I was especially excited when she would pack something hot in the small thermos–that was extra cool–I must remember to do this with my 6 yr old. She is so independent she packs her own lunch daily; a turkey and munster cheese sandwich, a bottle of water, and a fruit.

  47. Katie

    Hey, they have those fruit squeezy things at Trader Joe’s too!!! They just have apple sauce,though. But I love that they have a carrot applesauce one!(Glad my 3 year-old can’t read yet!!!!)

  48. Shari

    My mom always went out of her way to pack my sisters and I delicious healthy lunches. Although the food was always good (sandwiches cut out in different shapes, chocolate chip cookies with smiley faces, and “ants on a log”) my favorite part was always the sweet handwritten note she would stick in my lunchbox!

  49. Beth

    Packed lunches were not my favorite. I mostly remember smashed sandwiches in the bottom of my lunch bag. A banana and yogurt was always good. Great giveaway. I will definitely check these products out at the store.

  50. i always remember having soup in my lunch. i loved getting a thermos of soup and milk in my school lunch. that was always my favorite lunch as a kid.

  51. Tiffany

    My daddy packed my lunch and he was always creative with my sandwiches. He had a TON of cookie cutters he used to make my sandwiches into shapes and get rid of the crust. My favorite had to be the Christmas tree shape with M&M’s added on top for ornaments!!

  52. amber

    Thanks for sharing! I remember my mom packing boring sandwiches. I swore I would never do that. But she did give me money to buy chocolate milk. And I still love chocolate milk!

  53. I love your blog and am now a follower! I am excited about Revolution foods and am going to have to try it out. My favorite lunch box find when I was a kid — anything chocolate!

  54. Kirsten

    I had the same thing almost everday pband j and an apple but occasionally I got a fruit roll up and I LOVED those!

  55. Jessica

    My mom always made awesome lunches. One of my favorites is when she would make me the ultimate salad (cubed ham and cheese, broccoli, carrots, bacon bits, the whole nine yards)! Along with two little plastic cups with ranch dressing, I was in heaven!

  56. Bonnie Atkinson

    As a child my mom worked full time but still got creative and made cookie cutter shaped sandwiches, ants on a log (celery sticks with peanut butter & raisins) and wrote encouraging notes on my napkin! To this day when I want a “comfort meal” I’ll pack up my own little lunch the way mom used to! And my kids LOVE that I get creative with their lunches. They think I’m a genious but I have to confess I learned it from Mom!

  57. Sandy

    I loved it when my mom would put those old school Hostess fruit pies in my lunch. I thought that was the best treat ever! Sometimes I will go get them for old times sake, but they just aren’t as good as they were back in the 80’s!

  58. Leslie

    My mom used to freeze the little plastic bottles of Kool- Aid and put them in my lunch. I LOVED them because by the time I got to it it was like having a slush.

  59. Wow those look really fun! I love the colors and the products sound awesome.

    My favorite thing I remember my mom packing was Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls (totally unlike the healthy giveaway, haha, but it’s probably my favorite prepackaged treat to this day!)

  60. Camille

    When I was young, mom always packed an apple and a small bag of cookies. Yum! Now then I’m grown, I will pack the apple… but now a cheese stick or veggie in place of the cookies. I save the sweets for some yummy desert.

  61. dawname

    I loved my little debbie oatmeal pies yummmmmmmmmmm!
    I hated left over meatloaf sandwiches! I do have to say the meatloaf wasn’t so bad if a little debbie pie was next to it!

  62. Pam Shank

    don’t these look so good! I would pass them on for my grandchildren’s lunch. My mom baked all the time so I always had homemade goodies but as I think about it,strange sandwiches. bologna & cheese or egg sandwiches.

  63. melani

    I don’t remember my mom ever packing my lunch for school but I remember packing my own lunches for picnics and my favorite thing to do is pretty much make kool-aide but not add the water then just pour the mixture in my mouth from a plastic baggie…yum, the good ol days!

  64. Elisa

    Growing up I remember soggy bread with the previous night’s leftovers stuck in between…chicken parmisian, my mom’s italian breaded chicken, thinly sliced steak,turkey cutlets…you get the picture. She is a fabulous, Italian cook but it was embarrassing to open my lunch in front of my friends. I usually traded lunches with the kids who always had PB&J’s!

  65. I remember having a Campbells soup thermos & thinking I was the luckiest girl alive. LOL Its the simple things in life. Hahaha Anyways, being able to take soup to school was a big thing back in the 70’s. Trying to remember things I disliked is a little more difficult since I love food in general. I would have to say back then I wasn’t too fond of tuna. Love it now as an adult but as a child YUCK! Cant wait to go check out the new find at our Whole Foods. Thanks for sharing with us.

  66. Okay, I don’t remember alot of what my mom packed except that I loved ham sandwiches and doritos and would put the doritos on the sandwich. My dad packed me a braunschweiger sandwich when my mom was in the hospital after my brother was born. He didn’t know that I didn’t touch the stuff and felt so bad he got us pizza for supper that night. Great memories!

  67. Ashlee

    It’s not food related but my favorite thing in my lunchbox was the little notes my mom used to leave me. She had these cute Suzy Zoo (old school!) business card-size notecards and would write on them. I didn’t get one everyday so when I did it was extra special! Can’t wait until I can do that for my kids!!! πŸ™‚

  68. Brigitte

    I loved bologna sandwichs when the bread got smashed and the bologna was at room temp. I would never eat that now however!

  69. My mom used to pack me mostly homemade things. Partly because that’s what she did (I come by 0my love of baking honestly), but also because we didn’t have a lot of money.

    My favorites things were brownies, lemon squares and pound cake. But I also loved her sandwiches. Really though, it’s a bit embarrassing when your mom packs extra sandwiches because your friends like her egg salad, too!

  70. Karina

    I finally became a foodie friend! I used to LOVE it when my mom would put a single hershey kiss in my lunchbox. I DID NOT love it so much when she would put the leftovers that I didn’t finish the night before in my lunchbox.

  71. Erin

    I remember always having a peanut butter and jam sandwich, chips or pretzels and some kind of treat and a piece of fruit!

  72. The Best: The day after my mom would make a roast beef dinner with homemade knot rolls, she would make little sandwiches with the left over meat and rolls. I would ask her to pack extra sandwiches so I could barter with them:)

  73. Cathy

    My sister or dad would pack my lunches for me and it was always PB&J with some chips and snacks… the typical lunch πŸ™‚

  74. Elizabeth Pelsue

    I used to hate it when my mom would pack cupcakes with frosting in sandwich bags. When you take the cupcake out the frosting is left in the baggie.

  75. I remembered my mom packing the little debbie snacks, like the brownies & cookies. I also loved getting ding dongs, little treats for lunch made you feel cool!

  76. Shannon

    Mom always packed simple yet very healthy lunches…usually including fruits and veggies with dips, a sandwich, and a yogurt for dessert. Pretty simple.

    FAVORITE MEMORY: Mom was out of town a few days and put dad in charge of lunch duty. Big surprise when I opened my lunch pail to find a can of Campbell’s tomato soup with a can opener on the side!!! Boy, was I hungry when I got home!

  77. Jacie

    My mom would do pretty much the same thing everyday. PB&J, an Orange, Applesauce, and a Little Debbie dessert. I would beg for chocolate milk in my thermos which I had to remember to shake up really good before drinking because the chocolate always settled at the bottom.

  78. Sarah P.

    I’m a blog follower and now a foodie friend. My favorite lunch box item…Do you remember the kids lunch boxes with the thermos that came inside the box? I always had one and loved it…especially when it was cold enough for my mom to start filling the thermos with warm spaghetti-o’s. Yummo.

  79. Lisa53406

    My Mom used to pack pretzel sticks with ranch dressing. I loved it and so did all my friends!

    Thanks Mom!


  80. Alison

    My dad actually started packing lunches for my mom, sister and I to take to school (mom was a teacher) when I was in 5th grade. It would always involve a sandwich, chips, fruit of some kind, and maybe cookies. Once we started getting involved in after school sports, there was ususally some popcorn, granola bars, etc. to be used as our snack between school and practice. On game days, he sometimes even packed a cooler with extra goodies for the post-game ride home. He’s a pretty awesome dad!!

  81. Worst was without a doubt those bologna sandwiches that were always too warm and mushy by lunchtime. Best is a toss up between PB&J or the Hostess fruit pies that showed up once in a blue moon. Loved those! = )

  82. my mom use to pack us tomato sandwiches. They are gross. All it is is tomatoes on bread with Mayo. Considering the fact that I HATE Mayo and dislike soggy bread, they were disgusting. Maybe she did this cuz we have such a huge family (17 kids), but seriously? pp&j can’t be that much more expensive πŸ™‚ Fun Fun memories!

  83. Sharmane

    I love all your recipes!! I always had plain lunches. Just a sandwich (usually jam) and either an apple or carrots. I always wanted a cool lunch like some of my friends had. Oh well I survived. I think these products are cool and would make lunch fun! Wish they were around when I needed them.

  84. Janell

    Marshmallows and chocolate chips (or chunks of a big chocolate bar). We all loved it and seriously, I still enjoy it these days with my 3 year old πŸ™‚

  85. Most of the time I ate school lunches… My mom didn’t really have the energy to prepare school lunches (I had 3 siblings with severe disabilities).

  86. Lili

    I’m all over anything organic and healthy, and still yummy and FUN for the kids, so this one is great for me!
    I was a super picky eater when I was little, so my two favorite things to eat in my packed lunch were brie cheese and Carr’s water crackers or chips and salsa. Not your average lunchbox items, I know, but I loved them πŸ™‚

  87. Melissa

    My mom always packed Hi-C jusice boxes. On valentines day she always packed a heart shaped peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich, heart shaped jello jigglers and of course, a valentine.

  88. I thought I was so special cause my mom made my lunch everyday. School lunch tasted like cardboard! I also remember my mom sending me cute little notes. She always had a way of making me feel so special. πŸ™‚

  89. My lunches always had fruit snacks. Not these new-fangled ones that are in shapes, but the old school bean shaped ones…mmmmm!

  90. First of all, of COURSE I’m following you’re blog (you’re on of my favorites shhhh don’t tell the others!) and second… my favorite item my mom packed me was individual pudding cups!! And then she would right a cute little note of them in sharpie! It was my favorite!

  91. Jessica Stanley

    When my mom was able to pack me lunch she would pack my favorite sandwiches and her special chocolate chip cookies. nothing super special but fun for me.

  92. Tiffany

    My lunchtime staple was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But I really loved it when my mom would pack a Hostess cupcake in my lunchbox. Those were the best!

  93. Dawn M

    I was a very picky eater. It was always a baloney sandwich and some kind of sweet snack. But I loved to have a Twinkie in my lunch. Those were my fave!

  94. Natalie

    I usually had the school lunch, but whenever my mom did buy lunch snacks we always ate them before we could even pack them in our lunch…..hmmmmm….maybe that is way we had school lunches.

  95. VirginiaG

    ALWAYS a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on homemade wheat bread, a piece of fruit (whatever was on sale!), and occasionally a homemade cookie. Never sure if it was a budget issue or a “earth mother” issue, but we were never allowed to have any convenience or junk food. LOL!

  96. Melissa J.

    I remember my mom sticking me little notes in my lunch. I loved it. I now stick random notes in my son’s lunchbox and he loves it, too. I see him saving them in his treasure box he keeps under his bed.

  97. Anissa Wheeler

    My Mom worked a lot while I was growing up, so most of the time I had the school hot lunch. But I do remember her packing me a lunch from time to time and what I remember most about that is when I’d get a mini bag of chips or some kind of “special” snack food.

  98. Debbi

    Bologna, cheese and mustard. I loved it “warm” after sitting in my lunch box all morning and all squished together. Yum.

  99. I remember a lot of PB&J – the funny memory I have was when it was no longer “cool” to take a lunch pail and I had to switch to brown paper sacks. lol

  100. Dad used to pack my lunch, always sandwich chips and an apple. Sandwiches were usually PBJ, every so often it was peanut butter marshmallow fluff. Gotta love the fluff!

  101. I’m a follower of your delicious blog! I LOVED when my mom would pack squeeze-its in my lunch box (but that rarely ever happened) along with any sort of sweet treat (again, rarely happened) so that when it did it was like Christmas in the cafeteria! πŸ™‚

  102. Jessica

    A few things I remember: macaroni and cheese (the popular lunch choice in 6th grade), hot dogs, bagel bites.

  103. Suzanne

    I didn’t take my lunch to school that often, but when I did, my mom would always include a little note and a sticker. I loved wearing the different stickers each time!

  104. Christine P.

    My dad was the one would who packed my lunch and for some reason he always packed apple sauce. Every lunch no matter what else was in there, I could count on having a little can of apple sauce.

  105. Hey! I am following your blog! I always remember my mom would pack me a PB&J! And she would always write me a note everyday that made me feel extra special!

  106. The thing I remember most about what my mom put in my lunches, were the sweet little notes “Have a great Day”, “Good Luck on your test”, etc.

  107. Molly Baker-Harris

    I couldn’t take my lunch because I went to a Catholic school and they made you eat in the cafeteria, but some foods they served there I still crave today. The blonde brownies were the best ever. I so wish I could get that recipe!!

  108. Jen T.

    There is not a whole foods near here…boo!

    But I always LOVED taking SpaghettiO’s in my lunch! For some reason I loved them right out of the can…which just that thought disgust me today so many years later! πŸ™‚

  109. Suzanne

    One in particular thing stands out in my mind. I remember in elementary school my mom packed a peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich. The kids around me oohed and aahed when I pulled it out (oh yeah, they were jealous!). That was a special treat and not something I got all the time.

  110. I LOVE Whole Foods. Too bad the nearest one is about 30 minutes away. I really don’t remember my mom packing my lunch too much. I remember making my lunch in the kitchen and feeling very grown up about the whole thing πŸ™‚

  111. Whitney Sims

    I don’t remember much about lunches. I must have blocked them out, so I try to be a little better for my kids. These look great!

  112. I’m loving your blog while you still have time to do it. Once you’re on the next season of Food Network Star you will be too busy. The thing I always thought was cool was when my Mom packed us a hardboiled egg and make this little twist of aluminum foil filled with salt and pepper.

  113. I am a follower:) I always brought my lunch. I hated school food. I loved the classic PB and J. Sometimes we would get Little Debbie treats, loved them as a kid. Now I can’t stand them. ha!

  114. I remember LOVING when we had left over pizza from the night before that I got to bring. All my friends that had sandwiches were so jealous! My least favorite? I think that would have to be when I found slices bell peppers in there.

  115. Jan K

    What a great idea! Looks much better than the PBJ I used to get! Actually, I packed my own lunch or bought it at school so this is definitely much healthier!

  116. Tammy

    I am a follower of your blog and now a foodie friend! I used to love the (gasp!) unhealthy Hostess Cupcake! Yum!

  117. Natalie

    Soup in a thermos, celery in a bag……… always healthy eats. I would love to try the new Revolution goodies: they look awesome!

  118. Ashli M

    My mom packed very classic lunches: sandwiches, chips, and a cookie. But the thing I remember most was the pictures she would draw on the outside of my lunch sack every day.

  119. I just remember that I never had chips and ho hos or cupcakes or twinkies like other kids. I had peanut butter and usually a homemade cookie. It is sad that I wanted the packaged stuff instead!

  120. Hayley Welsch

    My mom used to make me pb & j and then would cut those hostess apple pies in half and put that in my lunch! Loved it but I must say that I really love the fruit mash-ups my nine month old eats them in his cereal and my kids have all tried and love them!!

  121. Shannon Scorse

    I always loved when my mom packed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut in fun shapes. And always there was some kind of homemade goodie, usually her chocolate chip cookies. On the rare occasion when she forget to pack my lunch she would bring McDonalds to me at school. That was the best ever!

  122. Mindy

    I didn’t bring my lunch to school very often. My mom usually had me eat “hot” lunch at school. I remember my teachers asking at the begining of the day how many students are eating “cold”(packed lunch from home)lunch or “hot” lunch. If I did bring a packed lunch my favorite thing would have to be the string cheese!

  123. Momma always packed a sandwich and a small bag of chips. If she got the bags confused and gave me a sandwich with mayo, I would starve myself and not eat it.

    I didn’t start eating mayo until I was a long time away from home. And then only if it’s mixed up into something else!


  124. Maryc372

    I am also a follower and love your recipes! My mom used to pack us tuna salad and doritos. We scooped the tuna up on the doritos instead of having it on bread. It is still a fav of mine today!

  125. I’m already a follower of your blog! LOVE IT. My Mom didn’t pack my lunches very often so when she did it was very special. And I remember her packing a little piece of cake and a note on a napkin and I was so surprised! I love the idea of this brand. Trader Joes also has “fruit cushers” that look the same as the mashers. TJ has a carrot apple one that I’ve gotten for my son. Thanks for the chance to win!

  126. Jessica

    I always loved PB&J with bbq chips. Sometimes I was lucky enough to get leftover pizza, and I’d eat it cold. We never had little lunch size brown paper bags or cool lunch boxes so my lunch was usually packed in a big grocery bag folded up as small as possible!

  127. My mom packed the staples… peanut butter and jelly, carrots, applesauce, a cookie, and soem juice. Wish I had someone to pack my lunches for me now πŸ™‚

  128. I always got PB and raspberry seedless jam sandwiches. Always. You’d think to this day that I’d be sick of the combo, but nope!!! I still love it! Now I eat them on whole wheat sliced bread or pita bread!

  129. We didn’t pack lunch often…although I wanted to be a “packer”…So I don’t remember much at all! Love your site…can’t wait to make many of your foods…especially that delicious looking Peanut Butter Cup cake…my daughter wants that for her bday cake!!!

  130. Christy

    Even though it seems boring, I always looked forward to my peanut butter sandwich – no jam, no honey – just a peanut butter sandwich πŸ™‚

  131. Kristie

    We always had a sandwich. White bread, lunch meat, american cheese and mayo. I loved how it all got kind of squishy by lunch time. Weird, I know!

  132. Mellisa W.

    I remember white bread, mayo and some kind of meat sandwiches in a Ziploc bag. I can still remember the smell and it still makes my stomach upset today.

  133. Morning, Jenny! My mom always packed leftovers. She’s a fabulous cook, so my friends were always jealous of my pasta dishes and other gourmet lunches. Have a great weekend!

  134. I remember her always packing a little note on a Post-It. Of course, there were days when I thought I was too cool for a note from my That, and Little Debbies! You just can’t go wrong there.

  135. Oh how I love our Whole Foods store…I’m going to show my age… :o) When I was growing up we didn’t eat lunch at school…we had so many grade schools that you could actually walk home to a mother at home with your lunch all prepared…often times left overs from dinner the night before. Junior high and Highs School we ate hot lunches at school. My how times have changed…now many families don’t even eat evening meals together…I’m really not that ancient. (wink, wink)

  136. I remember my mom packing little notes in my lunch box. I always loved that extra touch! I can’t wait until my Kindergardener can read and I can do the same:)

  137. Stacie

    My mom used to pack me baby carrots and ranch dressing. Not sure why that sticks out the most, but I always loved it.

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