Register Groups Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Like Tree10Likes
  • 2 Post By wyo_rose
  • 1 Post By eagleclanriverband
  • 2 Post By OLChemist
  • 2 Post By DaisyMaisy
  • 1 Post By windanncer
  • 2 Post By wyo_rose

Forum Home - Go Back > General > Native Life > Health Issues Backpack weekend food program for kids Backpack weekend food program for kids

Reply LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-21-2016, 02:13 PM   #1
Ready to dance
 
wyo_rose's Avatar
 
Items Treasure ChestElephantGuitarPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Back and Forth
Posts: 16,509
Blog Entries: 2
Credits: 63,039.53
Savings: 0.00
Backpack weekend food program for kids

I'm getting together some backpacks for weekend food for some kids so they won't be too hungry on the weekends, away from school breakfast and lunch.

Any suggestions? I don't want to fill them like they do in town, with lots of stuff that needs cooking.

I'm having trouble coming up with things for 4 breakfast, lunches, and dinners, (and SNACKS!!)for things that are portable, no refrigeration, little, if any, microwaveable. AND affordable.
__________________
...it is what it is...
wyo_rose is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 11-21-2016, 07:07 PM   #2
Northern Traditional
 
eagleclanriverband's Avatar
 
Items RainbowTree
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
eagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond repute
eagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Whereabouts Unknown
Posts: 318
Blog Entries: 5
Credits: 12,017.65
Savings: 0.00
A couple ideas off the top of my head:
Maybe for 1 of the lunches & for those WITHOUT peanut allergies, I'd go with good ole' PB&J sandwiches!

For snacks:
The Walmart by us always has good cheap prices on bananas. They keep for several days too. (When they go bad, I'll stick them in the freezer & then when I have enough, I make banana bread with them.)

I also make my own Trial Mix for snacks.
windanncer likes this.
eagleclanriverband is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 11-22-2016, 12:09 AM   #3
Pow Wow Committee
 
OLChemist's Avatar
 
Items ElephantPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
OLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond repute
OLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond reputeOLChemist has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,630
Credits: 44,957.74
Savings: 0.00
Oh, thanks for the scary food flashback territory. My mom was certain that any sandwich other peanut better and would go toxic in a lunch box before noon. PB&J on her homemade 60 grit whole grain, seeds and sticks bread, an apple and celery sticks for 12 years. If mom got creative it was scary. Peanut butter and tomato, peanut butter and lettuce, peanut butter and prunes, peanut butter and dates.... But, there was the birthday treat lunch - a can of Underwood deviled ham.

Starkist has some seasoned tuna in bag, which are good. (I keep them in the storm supplies.) Envelops of instant oatmeal, grits, you just need to be able to heat water in a microwave. Velveta mini blocks. Apple sauce cups. Canned soup and veggies which can be heated in the microwave.
OLChemist is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 11-22-2016, 12:30 AM   #4
Tiny Tot Dancer
 
DaisyMaisy's Avatar
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
DaisyMaisy is a splendid one to beholdDaisyMaisy is a splendid one to beholdDaisyMaisy is a splendid one to behold
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 36
Credits: 1,736.32
Savings: 0.00
Peanut butter/almond butter and any type of crackers or pretzels. Dried fruit if you can get them in bulk or not super expensive...maybe those little packs of raisins for snacks?

Nuts are good, lots of protein. Fruit roll? That was always my favorite.

Those instant soups, if they have access to a kitchen or microwave.

A little teeny toy or sticker or something to make the kid feel special :)

If you have a Costco handy that's a great place to find stuff...actually just take the kids there and feed them the free samples!
DaisyMaisy is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 11-22-2016, 01:31 AM   #5
Head Dancer
 
windanncer's Avatar
 
Items DevilElephantPresentPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / Awards
windanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond repute
windanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond reputewindanncer has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: middle o'Texas
Posts: 11,583
Blog Entries: 364
Credits: 110,722.95
Savings: 1.00
There are also the little grape tomatoes. They are better if not refrigerated and are easy to snack on any time. The little clementine or halo mandarin oranges/tangerines (never sure which they are). Easy to peel and eat. Crackers or pretzels in the little sealed cup or bags. (like the gold fish or cheese-its)
eagleclanriverband likes this.

Last edited by windanncer; 11-22-2016 at 01:36 AM..
windanncer is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 11-23-2016, 01:19 AM   #6
Northern Traditional
 
eagleclanriverband's Avatar
 
Items RainbowTree
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
eagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond repute
eagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond reputeeagleclanriverband has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Whereabouts Unknown
Posts: 318
Blog Entries: 5
Credits: 12,017.65
Savings: 0.00
@wyo_rose,
I am sorry I forgot to say in my last append that I think what you are doing is so very thoughtful, kind & generous. It's hard being a hungry kid with so many days off! I know what it's like to go to bed hungry & have to wait for school breakfast to get something to eat. I'm sure anything you pack up & give will be greatly appreciated. May good blessings come back to you.

So, I added a recipe today that isn't specifically NDN related/derived (comes courtesy of PBS), but I thought might be helpful to your efforts. Total cost is around $10 bucks for the meal & it makes a lot. (I've stretched it out by cooking extra pasta on the side than the recipe calls for & adding that to the dish to feed more, too.)

I save & reuse the plastic containers that lunch meat comes in. I've gotten in the habit that when I make meals like this, I syphon some off to the side in these containers & freeze them.

So I've got ready-made meals stored up that can be easily microwaved. Plus it's good cuz we get tired of eating the same leftovers for some many times in a row. When I lived back home we kinda had a little network/circle of friends & family that we all would make extra food & drop by/go visit & share meals with each other.

Anyway, I thought this recipe might help out.

p.s. I've got a Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe that I make to go with this skillet pasta. I'll add it when I get a chance.
eagleclanriverband is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 11-28-2016, 06:23 PM   #7
Ready to dance
 
wyo_rose's Avatar
 
Items Treasure ChestElephantGuitarPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
wyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond reputewyo_rose has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Back and Forth
Posts: 16,509
Blog Entries: 2
Credits: 63,039.53
Savings: 0.00
Thanks everybody for all the suggestions. Last week I was trying to plan, but freaked out and ended up spending more that I thought. This coming weekend won't be too bad, since it's just 2 days. Gotta gear up and start planning for the 11 day Christmas break from school.

I'm going to use a lot of your suggestions, especially regarding fresh fruit and veggies.
__________________
...it is what it is...
wyo_rose is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Powwow Food Siouxper_Bunz Chit Chat 1 03-22-2004 12:37 AM
Native American Bank offers new mortgage program Smokin' Ace Native Issues 0 01-21-2004 09:11 AM
What the [email protected]#@ are Food Stamps Tibiki Kinew Pow Wow FAQ's 32 10-02-2003 09:05 AM
Beading Program spottedeagle Crafts 4 04-01-2003 10:08 PM
Indians Into Psychology Summer Program 2002 jojo News and Announcements 0 06-05-2002 11:53 PM

    

Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

Join PowWows.com Today!

Your Guide to Native American Pow Wows Since 1996

Register For Free

Enjoy the benefits of being a member of PowWows.com!

Join our Native American online community focused on Pow Wow singing, dancing, crafts, Native American music, Native American videos, and more.

Add your Pow Wow to our Calendar

Share your photos and videos

Play games, enter contests, and much more!






New Threads

Pow Wow Calendar Search

 
Month: Year:

Location:
Facebook Profile Images

Videos

Featured Articles

Dance Styles

Crafts

Gallery