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It’s that time of year already – back to school! What kinds of healthy snacks and other touches of love do you put in your kids’ lunches? What was your favorite food in your lunchbox when you were a kid? Share your lunchbox tips for your chance to win free Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese Tilla-Moos!

What’s in Your Lunchbox? Contest
August 29 – September 8

How to enter:

1) Read the official contest rules.

2) Answer the question “What’s in Your Lunchbox?” with your healthy school lunch ideas and other lunchbox tips. Share your answers with our communities on the Tillamook Facebook page, through Twitter (include @TillamookCheese and #lunchbox), or by leaving a comment on this blog post.


Winners will be selected on Friday, September 9.

– 1st place: 3 bags of Tilla-Moos + a Tillamook sweatshirt
– 2nd place: 2 bags of Tilla-Moos
– 3rd place: 1 bag of Tilla-Moos


Kathleen E

My favorite thing in my lunchbox was the Bakery Thrift Store Hostess Fruit Pies my Grandmother would buy and put into my lunches.

August 29th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Sarah Foreman

We make different types of wraps instead of sandwiches for the kids lunches using tortillas cheese slices, lettuce and different types of lunchmeat. As sides, usually apple slices with peanut butter or mandarin oranges, or another type of fruit. They also take a granola bar or something a little sweet to end their luchtime. They take water bottles to drink or capri sun, since our school participates in the Pouch Brigade. I always write a note for each of my 3 kids, even my oldest who is in 7th grade, though instead of a love note, he gets a riddle that usually spreads through all of his friends trying to figure it out!

August 29th, 2011 at 12:53 pm


My favorite food in the lunchbox when i was a kid was 2 cheese singles , 4 slices of bread, 2 cookies ....

August 29th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Kathleen E

I'd like to include/add in my comment that a slice of Tillamook Cheese would have gone well with my Fruit Pie, especially the Apple one :)

August 29th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Nicole Westmoreland

We always pack cheese sticks for their lunches!!!!

August 29th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Hillary Wallace

I remember my mom leaving us encouraging notes in our lunch boxes when we were in school. Now I pack lunches with notes, cut up fruit, easy to eat snacks (like cheese!), and a healthy drink along side a good sandwich or leftovers. It's a great feeling to know that my family is being well taken care of at lunch time, even when I'm not there to share it with them!

August 29th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Lisa Lankins

I loved to have cheese on anything, and I also loved apples! How about an apple a day topped with Tilla- Moos!

August 29th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Tamra Phelps

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I got hooked on Tillamook Cheese. I had to have it at 3 in the morning every single day. Nothing else would suffice.When she was in school I would always put a Tilla-Moo in her lunch or in her backpack for a snack during the day. I also included a napkin that I would draw a picture on every morning or put a special message. If she took her lunch in a paper bag I drew a picture on the paper bag. She always knew which one was hers!! So did all the other children! Even now, when we go on road trips, Tilla-Moos are always included in our road snacks. It is a given. We love our Tillamook!

August 29th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Carla Faraci

cheese, pickles and crackers along with cantelope and a snack size chocolate bar.

August 29th, 2011 at 1:04 pm


Spice up the lunchtime routine with Tillamook cheese slices and sliced turkey sandwiched between 100% whole wheat crackers rather than packing a plain, boring old sandwich! The deliciousness of the yummy cheddar (or swiss or Jack or...?) and the fun of the crunch add a little zing to any school lunchbox!

August 29th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Tom Gilmore

When scuba diving we like to take a large pot with a propaine burner along to make shore lunch. What you do is grade Tillamook cheese in to a vacumm seal boiling bag along with some garlic salt ,Black pepper and a small amount of cream.Drop the bag into the boiling water until melted for a great sauce to put over what ever else you brought to the beach. IE bricolli,Boiled potatoes, or Just some chips to dip.
Love Your Cheese

August 29th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Sherry Michaels

I let my 10 year old daughter make her lunch, that way I know she will eat it. She likes a cheese stick (or Tilla-moo) some crackers, fruit or yogurt and milk or juice, always put in an icepack to make sure everything is cool and yummy by lunch time. I always had a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch with chips and a cookie and a drink.

August 29th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Tatna Martin

My kids love when they have their Tilla-Moos , crackers, and, turkey for school lunch.

August 29th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Heather McDonald

I love to make bentos for my daughter! It's a great way to use my creativity. She usually loves riceballs so I'll make them into fun shapes or designs. I've even dyed the rice in different colors depending on what I'm making for the day. I'll also use tiny cookie cutters to cut her cheese into different shapes, usually flowers. I'll use a knife to cut a nice square of cheese and then pop in the cookie cutter and tada! I give her both the flower, and the square with a a cutout so nothing is wasted and they both look neat! On occasion I'll even draw a little note for her. I'll pick whatever her favorite anime character is for the week and draw a picture based on that. She's even come home asking if I'll draw special pictures for a friend who saw hers and wants one too! lol

Some examples of her riceballs and notes:

August 29th, 2011 at 1:17 pm


In my lunchbox is an organic salad with walnuts, raspberries and chunks of Tillamook cheese!

August 29th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Crystal Price

My kiddos are homeschooled, so I don't pack them a lunch. But we often have Tillamook Cheeses on our sandwiches, salads and treats. Grilled cheese or homemade mac and cheese are their favorites.
Hubby gets a turkey sandwich with Tillamook Cheddar or Swiss w/ carrot sticks and Tillamook Strawberry yogurt or a huge salad (lettuce, kidney/garbanzo beans, beets, mushrooms, etc) with shredded Tillamook Cheddar on top.

August 29th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Diana Warner

Instead of using a ice pack I always freeze tillamook yoguart and by the time they eat it is defrosted. I also make a sandwich with tillamook cheese and use cookie cutters to make cute shapes. You can never forget writing on the napkin something cute so you always no they are thinking of you....

August 29th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Tina Hermansen

Tillamook is good cheese

August 29th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Jessica Norris

At the beginning of the school year, I put a positive, encouraging note in each of the girls lunchboxes, telling them to have a great year.

August 29th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Angela Dicken

My favorite thing was to post the food pyramid on the fridge. I would have them check off what they had eaten in each category each day. They could then make their lunches within those choices!

August 29th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Alina Yurchenko

A sandwitch with turkey, lettuce, tillamook cheese and avacados. Then An apple. Also, a cliff bar and some carrots and fruit like grapes or oranges cut up. :)

August 29th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Betsy Collins

I love Tillamook yogurt with my pumpkin & flax seed granola & fresh blueberries. I also love Tillamook string cheese with cherry tomatoes or nuts for an afternoon snack.

August 29th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Betsy Rafferty

My mom use to make us little sandwhiches with a ritz, small apple slice and a piece of cheddar cheese on top. we also always got animal cookies so we would pretend the ritz sandwiches were little mountains and the animals were climbing them! a snack and a activity in one!

August 29th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Denise H.

I love to make my daughter a sandwich and surprise her from time to time To to this, I use a cookie cutter to make a fun shape and a food coloring gel to write a note or draw a funny face on the sandwich. A cheese sandwich cut out like a pumpkin with a jack-o-lantern, jelly with a heart with my daughter's name, or a goldfish shape with a smiley facee are all favorites.

August 29th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Carrie James

When I was a kid my mom would pack cheese, an apple and a knife to cut it with. That way the apple wouldn't turn brown in my lunch pail. If I did that for my child she would be expelled for carrying a weapon! How times have changed!

August 29th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Crystal Walk

I like simply delicious and healthy lunches: Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese Tilla-Moos, apple slices, almonds, and dates. Yummm!!!

August 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

lynne moore

My favorite thing in my lunch box was a bologna and cheese sandwich with pickle relish........I am one of 8 children and was born in the early 60's. I didn't care for peanut butter and jelly, but it was a staple in our house. I hit on something one day that i still eat to this day. I love a thick slice of medium or sharp cheddar cheese with peanut butter spread on top, no bread no crackers yummm. As a grandparent now I love to still eat cheese peanut butter and sliced apples.

August 29th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Dyan Stokes

I love to make sandwhich's and then take a cookie cutter and cut out the center and depending on which cookie cutter I used weather it be a star, tree, heart I find an encouraging scripture, quote, or I use my own words and write them a little note to make them smile!

August 30th, 2011 at 4:33 am

Jennifer Southard

My favorite kind of lunchbox sandwich is a whole wheat- bologna, cheddar cheese mayo, & sweet relish. My second favorite is whole wheat, cheddar cheese, mayo, tomato with a heaping pile of sprouts. Yummy!!

August 30th, 2011 at 5:44 am


My daughter likes it when I use cookie cutters on her sandwich!

August 30th, 2011 at 6:15 am

carol larsen

I love Tillamook sharp cheedar cheese sandwiches on toast; they can be heated up in the microwave at work. And the string cheese with apples makes a great dessert.

August 30th, 2011 at 8:03 am

Jared Wickert

I always love when im in Oregon or somewhere that has Cheddar or Pepperjack Tillamook, a nice lunch of wheat thin fiber-selects as mini-sandwiches and some olives.

August 30th, 2011 at 8:32 am

Pam Uffelman

My teenage daughter usually takes a yummy salad. We grill chicken and then cube it up for the week. She takes separate little snack cups of the chicken, cubed Tillamook medium cheddar, cherry tomatoes and a few crackers. Then at school she dumps it all in with her lettuce and puts the dressing on. This way it's all fresh and not soggy being together all day.

My two younger daughters love homemade kabobs. One will be fruits - cubed melons, pineapples, apple chunks and the other alternating cherry tomatoes and Tillamook cheese chunks. For some reason things taste better when they're fun and eating anything off a stick is just plain fun.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:22 am

Maxine Davison

Apple, Tilla-moos, pepperoni and crackers - this is a great healthy lunch.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:23 am

Annetta Williams

Mother would make us bean sandwiches so we'd have a hearty vegetarian meal with the fresh fruit, celery/carrot sticks, and an occasional home-made cookie. Mashed beans, pickle relish, mayo, onion, diced egg. Season to taste. We had a lot of these sandwiches over the years; I grew tired of them, but now I enjoy them once in a while.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:24 am

Meranda H

My kids' favorite lunches are the ones I put my artistic touches on by creating a Bento box. A sandwich cut into a cute shape using a cookie cutter and little cups of rice or grapes or veggies & a little square of cheese to top it off.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:25 am

Marybeth Mank

I like to core and quarter fresh apples. Then, I spread the cut surfaces with peanut butter and put the apple back together; place it in a zip top storage bag and seal it, squeezing as much air out as possible. The apple stays fresh and I get a bit of protein from the apple. YUM!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:26 am

Meagan Paullin

What's in our lunchbox??

Well, the kiddo's in my house {2 little boys, 5 and 7} prefer "bites" of stuff. So, they won't eat much of a sandwich, but they'll eat crackers, Tillamook string or moo's cheese, and lunch meat cut into squares. They love to have dip for it too... So I mix up honey mustard, mayo, and a dash of seasoning salt.

On the side they have baby dill pickles, frozen grape kabobs {alternate green and red grapes on a kabob stick, freeze, serve!} with yogurt to dip, and a cookie :)

August 30th, 2011 at 9:28 am

Jennifer Satter

A whole wheat tortilla filled with a light layer of pesto sauce, shredded Tillamook mozarella, spinach, and roasted red bell pepper. For an Italian wrap of goodness.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:28 am

Cora Martin

I freeze my yogurt so by the time I have lunch it's thawed & cold. I know it sounds odd but it works like a charm.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:30 am


When I was a kid, I think I was very happy to find that my mom threw in Kraft cheese and crackers (with the little red stick to spread the cheese with). I would never eat that now! I would much rather eat Tillamook!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:31 am

louise brown

oranges and granola

August 30th, 2011 at 9:32 am

Kelley Gallaway

I make my daughter a sandwich for school everyday, her favorite is bologna and Tillamook chedder. She loves having a fruit like bannana, apple or orange, and yogurt. I try to make her a healthy and tasty meal for her to eat for lunch during the day.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:34 am

Teresa Fleming

I've found that it is less important to my boys "what" the food is - it's more about the presentation. My guess is that lunch time is somewhat of a continuation of show and tell? If the lunch looks cool then it's a hit! So I use this to my advantage and find some kid-cool ways to feed them well. Ants on a log is always a favorite (raisins on a peanut butter filled celery stalk)! And drawing something onto the cheese with mustard... then when they lift the bread it's always a surprise picture!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:35 am

Lynn Attison

I love a cheese-stick or two, a piece of fruit. With summer on, we are indulging in berries and cantaloupe. Then add turkey on whole-grain bread with lite-mayo and mustard, lettuce and tomato. A bottle of water (not PURCHASED bottled water, our own bottle and filtered tap water) and a bottle of fruit juice.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:37 am

Lisa Caruthers

My favorite thing to put in a lunchbox is apple slices with cheese. Green apple goes great with pepperjack cheese and cheddar goes great with red apples. Back when I was a kid I enjoyed saltine crackers with American cheese slices. Didn't have Tillamook back then, but I bet it would have been better with it.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:38 am

Maddie Gilliland

My key to a healthy lunchbox has always been planning ahead!
Instead of rushing around in the morning, grabbing random (and possibly unhealthy) bags of snack for lunch, I make sure I pack the night before.

Mom always encouraged my siblings and I to prepare a sandwich with meat (for protein), cheese (for calcium), tomatoes and lettuce (servings of fruit), and mustard (less calories than mayonnaise).

The key about the rest of the lunch was that she would freeze water bottles and let us take them (we always thought they looked and were cooler than the other kid's cans of soda and juice boxes because the cold water was so refreshing, and the melting ice- fascinating).

The last thing was instead of chips, we got to pick our fruit to go with the sandwich (and there was always a huge selection of fruit to choose from at home). Apples, peaches, pears, watermelon, plums, bananas- nothing tastes better or makes you feel more energetic than a good, fresh fruit.


August 30th, 2011 at 9:40 am

Jeffrey Stella

I pack turkey or ham and Tillamook Medium Cheddar slices on wheat with mayo and mustard, a bag of Sun Chips, either a bag of peanuts or a bag of beef jerky, fruit, a 100% juice box, and to top it all off and keep everything cold, a frozen gogurt.

The kids actually love it and have made a smooth transition from enriched white bread and "American" cheese to wheat bread and real Tillamook cheese.

They all love their Tillamook, and would jump at having Tilla-Moos in their lunches.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:41 am

Jaime Giancola

I always have an apple in my lunchbox...They are nutritious and filling!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:42 am

Heidi Brady

We make different kinds of wraps for our kids since they prefer those over PB&J. It's fun to cut them into pinwheels so they are bite-sized perfectly for little mouths.
My kids love fresh mango more than candy, so we cut up mango and put it in little containers for them as their dessert.
When we do sandwiches, it's fun to cut the sandwich using a large heart-shaped cookie cutter—that way they get a little extra love from Mom while they're away at school.
Tilla-Moos are our all-time favorite lunchbox addition. They are the perfect size, perfect name and perfect cheese. Thank you for making Tilla-Moos!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:43 am

Katie Wilcox

My favorite thing was my mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies. They were so soft on the inside and crusty on the bottom. It was always a special treat to see. So I've carried on the tradition with my son who has started kindergarten this year.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:44 am

Bryn Barton

My daily lunch varies but one thing never missing-is cheese, especially my favorite Tillamook extra sharp! I generally pack Tilla-moos and Almonds for my snack and for lunch either pita/flat bread with hummus and filled with veggies of all types, flavors and variety as well as, you guessed it, Tillamook Extra Sharp either making a fresh veggie pita or wrap or a melted pita/wrap. I also enjoy the extra sharp melted on a black bean burger, easy to do in two minutes on a morningstar burger with Tillamook cheese in the micro!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:46 am

Lilian Hurn-Súper Baratísimo o Gratis.

My mom used to include a boiled eggs, apple and juice. But when mom was on travel trip my dad used to include popcorn, apple and chocolate. :) I just have to smile for my dad. (this was when i was 5 o 6 study at Lima PERU)

August 30th, 2011 at 9:46 am

Ross Remenak

I always appreciated cheese and green grapes when they were in season.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:46 am

Elise Pontes

I try to always have variety in my and my kids lunches. Some dairy, some fruit/veggies, some protein and WHOLE grains. Tillamook makes AMAZING cheese sandwiches!! Tilla-moos are the perfect snack and I love that they are so convenient to slip into a kids lunch bag {or my purse:)}

August 30th, 2011 at 9:47 am

Christina Adams

We always had bite sized snacks, including cheese, celery sticks, and carrot sticks. We didn't have single serve cheese. Mom had to cut the slices for us and they were so good! I'm an avid Tillamook fan and have been known to drive 5 hours to the factory store several times a summer just to get my Tillamook cheese, beef stick and ice cream fix. Love it!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:49 am


I like to make wraps on whole grain tortillas, flavored cream cheese, veggies, turkey and a cheese stick in the middle ! Yum !

August 30th, 2011 at 9:50 am

Barbara Bibel

An avocado, lettuce, tomato, and cheese sandwich on whole grain bread is my favorite lunchbox item. Add some carrots, a piece of fruit, and a cookie and you have a lovely meal. Bring along a thermos of mile and put a cold pack in the lunchbox to keep everything fresh.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:52 am


Today was the first day of kindergarten for my daughter, I made her a lunchable with rolled up turkey, Tillamook cheddar cheese cut in sticks, cucumbers, carrots and a chocolate chip cookie and some frozen grapes. My other daughter who started preschool had a bowl of tuna salad with tomatoes, some crackers, frozen grapes and chocolate chip cookie.
For me, I loved my mom's tuna and only hers because she put sweet pickles in it.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:53 am


My son LOVES cheese! He LOVES, LOVES cheese!! It really doesn't matter what is in his lunch as long as somewhere in there cheese is there! :o)

August 30th, 2011 at 9:53 am

Shondra Russell

My favorite lunches for my son (and HIS favorites too) always include Tillamook! No joke... he won't eat ANY other brand of cheese. And I can't blame him! :-)

One of my favorite things to pack him is what we call a "pretzel roll". I take a few slices of deli turkey, some Tillamook cheese (cheddar is his favorite, but sometimes we switch it up), roll it up, and "secure" it with a pretzel stick. He loves them and I love how healthy it is.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:53 am

Felice Bogus

DIY Burritos! A flour tortilla, refried beans, and a hefty handful of grated Tillamook. Pop it in the class microwave for a half minute and you get a wam, melty lunch and one really grateful kid. Add fruit (cut into pieces for those sensitive-teeth sufferers) and a low sugar yogurt drink and you've got a Little Monster all fueled up and ready to make it to the end of the school day.

August 30th, 2011 at 9:56 am

Jaimie Fournier

I love creative lunches. One of my favorite ideas is to slice Tillamook cheese into sticks and then make a fence out of cheese sticks and pretzels. Then you can put your sandwich inside, or your broccoli trees....whatever you would like!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:59 am

J.J. Ordway

My Mom always slipped love-notes into my lunch each day. You never knew where it would be...rolled up in my carrots on orange paper, between my Tillamook cheese slices INSIDE my was a mystery! It felt good to know that she remembered important stuff that was going on in my world. "You'll do great on your math test today! Love, Mom"
Monday, my daughter starts her first day of Kindergarten and I plan on carrying on the tradition my Mom started 33 years ago. It was more than just a note, it was a reminder how much she cared. Much like how much Tillamook cares when they make the best cheese and ice cream I know of! Just hold back to urge to stick a love note in my Chocolate PB ice cream!
I love you too!

August 30th, 2011 at 10:02 am

Katie R

My favorite food in my lunchbox as a kid was the treats i snuck in there!!! From cookies to cheese crackers! Nowadays my healthy lunch treats are veggies and hummus, granola mix, and of course tilla-moos! I try and eat tillamook cheese at least once a day to help with my calcium intake as a woman and as a pregnant mother! Thank you for an outstanding product that continues to make me snub all other cheeses! :)

August 30th, 2011 at 10:05 am

Patrice Stroup

Tillamook cheese is our favorite! Kids love a bologna sandwich with Tillamook cheddar. Always add a fruit and maybe some carrot sticks too. : )

August 30th, 2011 at 10:08 am

Bryan tuttle

I usually have a sandwich with peppered turkey on wheat bread lettuce and tillamook sharp cheddar cheese yum! As for the sides I put in usually seasonal fruits but lately it's been cut up strawberries.

August 30th, 2011 at 10:13 am


The kids always get some fresh veg from the garden, homemade hummus and CHEESE! YUMMY!

August 30th, 2011 at 10:17 am

Shawnda Hicks

My favorite thing in my Dukes of Hazzard lunchbox was the "love note" my mom would write to me on my lunch napkin.

August 30th, 2011 at 10:18 am

Liza Starr Lilly

I pack my kids' lunches according to the old 4 food groups. They always have a protein like a hard boiled egg or nuts, a carb: whole grain bread or crackers, a calcium: Tillamook cheese or yogurt, and both a fruit and a vegetable each and every day. Once in a while they get an organic juice box for a special occasion, but usually they are served water by their teachers. I only want the best for my kids!

August 30th, 2011 at 10:21 am

kimberly clark

we always enjoyed field trip lunches with grandma cookies and Tillamook cheese sandwiches. We normally had to eat school lunches yuck.

August 30th, 2011 at 10:31 am


We put Fresh fruit, cheese squares, milk and some sort of whole grain snack like crackers. We put in yogurts and small sandwiches

August 30th, 2011 at 10:31 am

jennifer Arnold

I wake up every morning to make my husband and my13yr old daughter lunch before they head out. Listen y'all being from the south most stuff served isn't always healthy lol. On every sandwich I make it loaded with mayo, mostly bologna, and the best of all TIllamock cheese. It could be block cheddar sometimes it's sliced pepper jack. Around we are picky about our cheese!.

August 30th, 2011 at 10:50 am


School lunch is big deal for little people. My first grader loves it when I slice a piece of her favorite cheddar Tillamook cheese and then use fun cookie cutters to make a design out of it. The funny part is that her classmates will occasionally ask her where her mom buys cheese like that.

August 30th, 2011 at 10:53 am

Nicole Salisbury

When I pack my sons lunch, i like to encourage him to active in the participation because then he is more likely to eat it. being the mother of a child with special needs presents different dietary needs and I want my child to be able to pack, unpack, and consume his lunch with little assistance. Usually we include a sandwich, but he loves the individual cheeses, so that, some crackers, and lunch meat usually go in. knowing that I can provide a healthy lunch without preservatives of those "boxed" cheese and crackers, is useful. We usually put in a bottle of water (sometimes bribing is necessary), a snack like fruit or sugar free pudding or jello, and all set to go. I think encouraging my children to make their own decisions reminds them that they chose their lunch, therefore they are more likely to eat it.

August 30th, 2011 at 11:06 am

Lorraine Galletley

I love cheese on anything...sandwiches, apple pie and I love your yogurt.

August 30th, 2011 at 11:07 am

Lorraine Galletley

I love cheese on anything...sandwiches, apple pie and I love your yogurt.

August 30th, 2011 at 11:07 am

Daleene Fox

My lunch box for my son has a sandwich made of deli sliced ham and a slice of tillamook cheese, with some cheez-its, an apple and a juice box. Yum... Yum!!!

August 30th, 2011 at 11:10 am

Cara Winters

My daughter Grace, is a competitive gymnast. She demands that Tillamook Tilla-moos and a granola bar go with her for her snack break at practice. Since the gymnasts are at their gym for 4 hours non-stop, they need a good fuel source to keep going! The granola gives her energy, while the cheese gives her the protein and vitamins a growing athlete's body needs! We love Tillamook!!

August 30th, 2011 at 11:12 am

Sandy Jones

tillamook cheese slices and some kind of sliced meat..roll them together for a rollup, grapes or some other friut and trailmix and a drink

August 30th, 2011 at 11:16 am


I loved it when my mom put cheese and crackers in my lunch box. Then when I had a son, I would put string cheese in his lunch box along with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and fruit.

August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 am

Kristn Whitaker

I send my kids with the makings for lettuce wraps. Fresh butter crunch lettuce from the garden, slices of tomatoes, sticks of tillamook medium cheddar (the best!!) and ham or turkey cold cuts. They wrap the cheese in the meat, put a tom on top and roll it in the lettuce then dip in honey mustard or ranch. They love it and I love that they are eating so well!

August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 am

merrilee deaton

A yummy sandwich will include meat, cheese,and bread,with fruit kabobs,chips or crackers,and a note saying hope your day is perfect and no refocuses (hes in 4th grade) oh and then a little something for desert and top it off with a juice box.

August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 am


DD loves "kebabs!" - skewered fruit, veggies, or meat & cheese cubes on toothpicks! Pinwheels always go over well too... whole grain tortilla spread with hummus or pesto, layer of sliced cheese and deli meat. then roll the whole thing up and slice it into pinwheels.

August 30th, 2011 at 11:24 am


We put applesauce cups into the lunch and when we have apples I use an apple slicer and then put a rubber band around the cut apple to keep them from getting brown - the kids love that! I also make homemade "uncrustable" pbj's and put them in the freezer - they go in the lunch bag frozen and by lunch they are perfect.

August 30th, 2011 at 11:35 am


A red pepper hummus and sprout sandwich on whole grain bread, Cheddar Tilla-Moos, sesame crackers, no sugar added cranberry juice and a sugar free macadamia blondie brownie

August 30th, 2011 at 11:44 am

Rodney Hoffman

Cheese and crackers! Easy, healthy, delicious. Usually a wrapped string cheese stick and 4 Triscuit crackers. But when other forms of cheese or other crackers are available, that's good, too.

August 30th, 2011 at 11:47 am

Ciarra DiPiazza

We called it the Peasant lunch: Hunk of rustic bread, apple and a hunk of cheddar!!! YUM!

August 30th, 2011 at 11:52 am

Halli Simpson

Just yesterday I tested out a new "non traditional" kind of lunch box meal for my husband. I baked eggs in a greased muffin tin (poke the yolk) for 20 minutes at 350 deg. and then some bacon for about 12 minutes, I toasted some whole grain English muffins and shredded some Tillamook mild cheddar cheese and when every thing cooled I put together some breakfast sandwiches and wrapped them up individually so I could just pull one out of the freezer when needed. This works well for my hubby since he has a heated/cooled lunch box that plugs into his trucks outlet. A good idea for those who don't have a heated lunch box is to make a BLT with some cheese. Yummy!

August 30th, 2011 at 11:57 am

Maribeth Watt

We grew up always making our own lunches which usually consisted of a peanut butter jelly sandwich, a bag of lays's potato chips, and an apple. BUT it was a real treat when my mother would buy a bag of the single string cheese servings and I would secretly put two in my lunch bag. It was so much fun pulling apart the cheese into little strings and trying to make the single serving last as long as possible :)

August 30th, 2011 at 12:01 pm


I cut up fruit into a Tupperware bowl the just cover the fruit with jello. My family loves it, and the fruit doesn't get mushed or brown before lunch. :)

August 30th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

April Berry

My youngest daughter started kindergarten this year, so to help her learn her letters and sounds I use the cheese slices and cut letters in them. Then she can put them together to spell a word, and she loves it! And the leftovers from carving I throw on my grilled cheese for lunch. No waste, just satisfaction all around. :)

August 30th, 2011 at 12:12 pm


I like to put cheese and craker's in the kids lunchboxes. They make buildings and other things out of them.

August 30th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Amber Saxby

My favorite thing to include in my sons lunch is a Dannon drinkable yogurt, with some cheese slices. My son loves to drink those yogurt drinks and I know he's getting plenty of calcium!

August 30th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Tarri Christopher

When my three children were in school (they are young adults now) I always packed their lunches because I felt it was the healthiest alternative for them. I also loved being creative. They always got a slice of Tillamook cheese with their veggies, fruit and sandwiches. The highlight of the week, though, was the mystery day when I would add something special. I rotated the days so that they were excited to open their box each day. Their favorite treats? Once I made a tic-tac-toe set for each of them out of cheese! I used cookie cutters and made the O's with cheddar cheese and the X's with monterey jack. Another time I made each of their names (Tara, Joshua, and Kaci Rae) cut out of cheese. I put each name on a tortilla with turkey slices and they rolled it up.

It was fun to hear their stories about lunch (and school!) when they came home on those special lunch days.

August 30th, 2011 at 12:34 pm


celery and peanut butter... YUMS

August 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Deanna Williams

Open the moooo package and use a small cookie cutter to cut out hearts or other fun shapes out in the cheese. place the cut out pieces just to the side of the design. Wrap the package back up with plastic wrap. Then there is always a fun surprise waiting!

August 30th, 2011 at 12:55 pm


My favorite lunch during jr high and highschool was a simple cheddar cheese sandwich with lettuce and mustard on white bread, chips, and a cookie. Hit the spot.

August 30th, 2011 at 1:03 pm


I LOVE string cheese, and the light varieties are a great, low-calorie snack.

August 30th, 2011 at 1:36 pm


My oldest just started first grade. Today his lunch includes homemade banana bread, blueberry yogurt, a plum (and a napkin!) and a homemade granola bar. Four of his "favorites". :) Healthy food is a primary goal for me this year as I'm packing his lunches, but I also want it to be food that he'll enjoy eating.

August 30th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Athena Caulford

My favorite thing to pack for lunch is cheese and grapes. Love fruit and cheese together and it makes a GREAT snack of course it is a mixture of cheese chunks pepper jack, swiss, chedder, and Monterrey.

August 30th, 2011 at 2:16 pm


My littles aren't in school yet (one is starting preschool, but only 1/2 days), but I do my best to put together a healthy lunch that my super picky eaters will munch on. The only cheese my 3-year-old son wants is "orange square cheese" (sliced from a loaf of medium cheddar Tillamook). If I ever cheat and buy the store brand cheese, because it's on sale, he turns his nose up. He loves turkey and cheddar "dinosaur" sandwiches (cut out with dino sandwich cutter) on wheat bread. We also do lots of organic yogurt tubes, cut raw veggies with tomato basil hummus, raisins and dried fruits, or organic fruit pouches. For special treats, a big slice of homemade zucchini bread or a blueberry bran muffin topped with a swipe of Tillamook butter. Yum!

August 30th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Donna Beasley

My favorite is to pack a small cooler and my two Dogs, (Peanut & Cashew) Put in my lunchbox a small salad, some tillamook cheese and of course some peanut & cashew nuts.
Then go to Doggy Beach and enjoy our lunch, the three of us. My Dogs like myself especially enjoy the cheese, it really goes well with the salad, and the nuts.

August 30th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Amy Heintz

Tillamook Cheese, pickles, apples and crackers are staples in the lunch boxes. Peanut butter and celery sticks with raisins on top. Yogurt and berries on a regular basis! Healthy is always the goal.

August 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm


favorite school lunch of all time green chile tamale with slice of Tillamook medium cheddar inserted along with fresh roasted and peeled jalapeno.

August 30th, 2011 at 3:54 pm


I pack my lunch everyday. I am a ten year old in 5 grade. I like to pack Tillamook cheese, Pickles, goldfish, and a sandwich. I really hope to win some cheese to put in my lunch!

Go Tillamook!

August 30th, 2011 at 4:44 pm


Monteray jalapeno cheese on multi-grain raisin bread. Yummy! This is also a wonderful combo as a grilled cheese.

August 30th, 2011 at 5:12 pm


I would make my son's and my daughter's lunch for school and painstainkly make homemade chocolate chip cookies and put them in ther lunch boxes. They had a sandwich usually PB&J or sometimes bologna, a bag of lunch chips and some kind of fruit. My daughter would usually eat pretty much everything but my son was so picky and I made his lunch the way he likes things but he would bring his lunch box home set it on the counter and off he went - well when I opened the box half the sandwich was there with the fruit but the chips and the cookies were gone yet at home he did not eat the cookies all that much so I began to wonder well come to find out he was selling the cookies!!

August 30th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Malia Morris

A little piece of my pink blanket is in my lunchbox.

August 30th, 2011 at 6:24 pm


To "wrap" up lunch easiy and deliciously, take a wheat tortilla and spread it lightly with any type of condiment (ranch, mustard, salsa, etc.). Then spread a thin layer of roast beef, ham or turkey over the condiment and add a good handful of Tillamook Cheddar Cheese over the meat. If you like, some shredded lettuce or sliced cucumbers add a refreshing crunch. Roll up "burrito style", folding the sides in. Slice in half on the diagonal, or into pinwheels for smaller appetites and place in zipper bags.

As an added healthy side for lunch (or the trip home), put apple or pear slices and Tillamoos together in a zipper bag. Keep some extras in the fridge for "on-the-go" snacks, because his quick treat will satisfy kids and adults of all ages!

August 30th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Debra Smith

My daughter loves the turkey and tillamook cheese sandwich I make her. I ask her every morning, What do you want in your lunch? And this is always what she wants and likes.

August 30th, 2011 at 7:12 pm


My children love it when I bake homemade goodies!

August 30th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Michael M

My friends and I used to go on very long bike rides on the weekends sometimes camping over one night when we were 14-17. We used to pool our money and hit the grocery store and but the fixens for snack lunches. One of our favorites was Hawaiian Sweet Bread rolls, Tillamook cheese and some kind of fresh deli meat.

One of the ways today I try to make lunches better is to use olive oil based light mayonnaise, or Avocado, Low Sodium Turkey, mustard but still some Tillamook cheese on double protein high fiber bread. Its low in sugars and carbs high in protein, vitamins and fiber and still tastes good.

August 30th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Patricia Mohl

I love when I have cheddar cheese cubes with a side of grape jelly for dunking. It's an salt sweet snack.

August 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Deborah Arnold

I work 5 days a week, and I bring celery, carrots, crackers, and Tillamook cheese for snacking. I work in a restaurant, I want to stay healthy so that's what I do. I have green tea with it.

August 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Jill H.

Sandwich, apple and Tillamook cheese

August 30th, 2011 at 9:14 pm


When I was fortunate enought to take a lunch...very rare for me...I loved the snack packs...chocolate pudding of course!!!

August 30th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Judie M.

My 2nd grader's lunch tomorrow will be a turkey and cheese sandwich, on whole wheat bread, milk, applesauce and the last of the garden's broccoli.

August 30th, 2011 at 10:16 pm


Mmmmm! I love this lunch!!!
Appel's,cheese,bread,milk,nut's seed's,!
And more CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me and my mom love this lunch!
I make this all the time for my family and I am only 11!

August 30th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Cindy Huffman

The kids have some kind of sandwick, a bag of grapes, a cup of yogurth, frozen to keep food cold, and if mys weet husband hasn't eaten them all, which is usuaolly what happens, a tilamoo.......... (our Dogs and spoiled and get to have one shared between them every other day as well.....)

August 31st, 2011 at 6:46 am


From the time I could eat solid food, my favorite for lunches was passed to me by my grandfather, Tillamook slices and apple slices, Tillamook sandwiches, Tillamook macaroni and cheese, Tillamook and warm apple pie, Tillamook medium, Tillamook sharp, basically Tillamook as it's own food group. I've passed my love for Tillamook to my kids and grandkids. So much so that when my daughter was in the Army in Kentucky, pregnant and craving Tillamook (none available in Kentucky) I sent her Tillamook cheese and Tillamook ice cream for her birthday (shipping cost 4 times more than the cheese and ice cream) by overnight UPS with dry ice. Still dedicated to Tillamook today and now stationed in Georgia (still no Tillamook available) when my daughter drove to Oregon to pick her kids up at the end of their summer visit last month, she brought an ice chest filled with almost $100 (almost 25 pounds) of Tillamook cheese back with her. Needless to say, it's being rationed out so that it will last!

August 31st, 2011 at 7:21 am

Telisha Grabowski

What you'll find in our preschooler's Spidey lunchbox-2 slices of rolled lunch meat, cheese, veggies (carrots, cucumbers, broccoli trees), fresh fruit, yogurt, or applesauce & a few sun chips or pringles. Plus a BIG water bottle! He always tells me, "Good food makes me big, healthy & strong!" =)

August 31st, 2011 at 7:41 am

Beatrice S

Dad used to fish & hunt so we made use of that all year long. I liked having a 1/2 deermeat sausage sandwich with mustard, slice of cheese and then crushing ridged potato chips in between. Then an apple for dessert. Another lunch was a piece of smoked salmon, a piece of cheese and cut up veggies.

Today I try to eat healthier and love to have leftover crustless broccoli or asperagus quiche - which of course includes low fat Tillamook cheese and some fruit.

August 31st, 2011 at 10:29 am

Kay L.

A turkey and cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread, topped with cucumber, tomato, and lettuce...Carrot sticks with hummus...A peanut butter chocolate chip Larabar

August 31st, 2011 at 10:42 am

Adrienne R.

We LOVE Tillamook in our house!!

For my daughter's lunche, I cut up Tillamook's Sharp Cheddar brick of cheese into little squares and stack them on a tooth pick so she has mini shish kabobs! And I include crackers with her lunch and she loves it!

For lunches at work- I love to eat Tillamook's Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese cut into small slices and stack them on crackers! These are perfect as I multitask during work and totally satisfy my hunger!

I <3 Tillamook!!

August 31st, 2011 at 10:47 am

Irma L

The best thing is shredded cheese on a flour tortilla with peices of grilled chicken..
My children love this..mmmm

August 31st, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Brianna S

I love to make tomato sandwiches, Just a fresh huge slice of tomato with miracle whip between pieces of bread. If I do have tilamook I like to add a slice.

August 31st, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Kymy ~ Everything Your Mama Made & More!

As a kid who went to school in the 90's my favorite treat for lunch was one of those 'fancy' lunchables!

Now that I have 4 of my own kids I am 1.) to cheap to buy them and 2.) they have WAY to much sodium & preservatives in them! With a 1st grade son & 4yr old twin girls in preschool we make a lot of lunches around here.

One of their (and mine) favorite lunches is our own version of a lunchable! I got cute little Bento boxes for them & I will include unwrapped Tillamook singles or cut up slices of Tillamook cheese, small slices of cut up ham or turkey breast (we get all our ham, turkey & cheese from costco) along with Ritz crakers. Then we toss some frozen grapes, carrots, a 100% juice juice box and some sort of home made goodie for a treat like mini chocolate banana breads :).

The frozen grapes soften up by lunch time (my kids actually like them still mostly frozen too!) and help keep everything warm. So not only do they have a nice balanced meal, but it's tasty to! Another thing I love to do with the meat & cheese for our homemade lunchables as well as our sandwiches is we use cookie cutters & bento sandwich cutters to cut them into fun & unique shapes! Last year my son was in kindergarten & his teacher told me she loved seeing what he brought each day!

August 31st, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Ashley Su

When I was a kid, my favorite lunch would be LUNCHABLES. I loved the nacho lunchable and the make-your-own pizza lunchable. In the lunchables also contained a capri-sun, a snack, and sometimes a toy. I WOULD BE GREAT. I would also bring along a side of fruit slices, string cheese, and a water bottle. After lunchables, I think a grilled cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, roasted pastrami would be the next best lunch. But with lunches and lunchboxes, I just want to say that I love cheese, especially Tillamook Loafs. When the Baby Loaf Buses went on tours across the country, one stopped by my local neighborhood store. I tried a couple samples and was pulled in to the heavenly taste. I would put it on everything, sandwiches, salad, soup, bread, noodles, pasta, etc. :)

August 31st, 2011 at 1:50 pm


The kids love when I make grilled cheese sandwiches, using Tillamook Pepper Jack and Tillamook Cheddar! I make them in the morning, cut them into 4 slices and put them in their thermos. At lunch they are still warm and gooey! My daughter says the other kids try to trade their sandwich for hers! LOL.

August 31st, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Bridget Smith

My 7 year old son is smart and does not like school lunches here in ID. Instead, we buy tillamook yogurt to put in his lunch. Some days he wants both yogurt and Moo's. My husband loves when I have gone to CostCo. It is the only place we can find the bag of Moos put put in his lunches. They both like to have one and then come up with new things to pair it with. Like Turkey pepperoni slices, green apple slices, celery stalks, etc.

August 31st, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Naomi Renbarger

LOVE hummus! My daughter will eat it with bread or veggies and now their are really cool lunchboxes with coolers so things can easily stay cool until lunchtime!

August 31st, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Diane Weeks

We pack our lunches with lots of variety Thank's to Tillamook cheese.
Let's see there's Taco salad with grated medium cheddar, or a smoked turkey w/sliced swiss wrap or grilled chicken breast w/sliced cheddar & jack wrap's or roast beef w/ swiss and mushrooms. When it turn's cold out side, just warm them up. Have some Taco Chili w/grated cheddar and jack cheese and for some real comfort a piece of cornbread w/Tillamook's sweet cream butter, and I could go on and on, Maybe some old fashioned baked mac'n cheese yummmmmmmmmm! We love Tillamook!!!!

August 31st, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Mrs. Brockway

My children and I love to put them in with our freshly sliced apples, and then on cold winter days we melt them on top of our Tortilla chips with some salsa.

I love to put them on our Shepard's Pies with alot of great Tillamook grated cheese on top of them too.

September 1st, 2011 at 7:38 am

Margaret Hadam-Hay

Our lunch box contains Nutella and Strawberry Jam sandwiches, Tillamook Tilla-Moos, a fruit (grapes, apples, watermelon, etc), and a veg (celery sticks, carrot sticks, pea pods). Healthy, delicious and fun! My son and husband are very pleased with their lunches.

September 1st, 2011 at 10:49 am


Tillamoos go in everyone's lunch box from my kids to my husband. Sometimes I am scrambling to keep them on hand because they are so loved. I prefer buying the 50 count bag at Costco but it is not always available. We also pack everything from fruit bowls to chicken noodle soup. I try to keep lunch fun and nutritious and delicious. I get in big trouble if I ever try to substitute the Tillamoos with other cheese.

September 1st, 2011 at 12:42 pm


Cheeeeeeseeeeeee and crackers. ;)

September 1st, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Kari Warner

My daughter will take a cheese sandwich in her lunch over PB&J any day! Just some yummy natural Tillamook cheddar, whole wheat bread, butter. . .and love. If we put some pepperoni in the sandwich too, watch out! I always have cheese sticks in the fridge to add to our lunches. If the kids are tired of eating sandwiches, they get cheese slices and crackers!

September 2nd, 2011 at 12:54 am

wendy isbell

Tilla-Moos are fantastic. I live in Alaska and during our long winter the kids take Moose chili to school, microwave and then crumble the Tilla-Moos on top. I always put in extra because Tilla-Moos are high value in the lunch room trade, I don't have to bake chocolate chips cookies because a Tilla-Moo can be traded for one. Thank you for making my life easier in the kitchen.

September 2nd, 2011 at 2:00 am

Lee Poehler

any lunch packed is awsome because it was specially made with you in mind. I love fruit, veggies, and cheese. Those Tilla-moos would be great for kids lunch box with fav crackers, green apple wedges or grapes. Triscuit crackers and green apples with those Tilla-moos would be amazing!

September 2nd, 2011 at 2:48 am

kristen oconnor

I always had peanut butter and jelly when I was little, it was my favorite. My mom would pack me fresh fruit and veggies from our garden and in in the winter it was canned from the garden. My little guy isnt in school yet, but I pack his daddys lunch with a nice leftover and always a string cheese and yogurt. My son loves grilled cheese and yogurt with garden fresh tomatos, I guess I am starting the tradition from our garden also.

September 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 am

Mary Jane Jones

I'm not a picky eater. I liked everything that was in my lunch box. My mother would always add a 'goody' to eat after the healthy part and I always looked forward to see what I was eating for lunch. Good memories...thanks!

September 2nd, 2011 at 11:18 am

Mrs. Martin

Our simple lunch turned into something special when Mom would add sliced apples with peanut butter for dipping and secretly write love notes on our napkins.

September 2nd, 2011 at 5:05 pm

mary janssen

The favorite thing in my lunch box is a fruit salad of apples, pineapple, grapes and walnuts mixed with some greek vanilla yogurt.

September 3rd, 2011 at 2:05 pm

mary janssen

The favorite thing in my lunch box is a fruit salad of apples, pineapple, grapes and walnuts mixed with vanilla greek yogurt

September 3rd, 2011 at 2:05 pm

heather kelley

My 5 year old daughters favorite thing for lunches is tillamook cheddar cheese and grapes with crackers. I gave it to her one day and told her how her grandma used to give that to me as a snack. She asks for it as soon as she sees grapes in the stores and she will eat NOTHING but Tillamook cheddar. She loves the cheese factory :)

September 4th, 2011 at 12:17 am


In my lunchbox is always an apple, sandwich (with tillamook cheese), cheese sticks, chips and cookies. Tilla-moos would be a great swap for the cheese sticks.

September 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Nancy Ochoa

Love lots of love, and cheese on any sandwich and alone in shapes to make my girls day.She loves the surprise and all the healthy ways i make it fun.

September 5th, 2011 at 2:06 pm


I take a slice of salami and wrap it around a slice of tillamook cheese. I then take a plastic drink sword( I save them from my drinks when we dine out and wash them! Friends even save them for me now and think its funny I use them!) and pick the through and put a olive on the end! My son thinks they are fun and taste great. Hes a boy that wont eat a sandwich unless its grilled cheese!

September 6th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

sara P.

trail mix! best lunch time treat ever!

September 7th, 2011 at 10:38 am

S Lam

I love to have a little of each food group - some yogurt or cheese and fruit along with a sandwich or leftovers make a great lunch!

September 8th, 2011 at 7:03 am


I always put yogurt or applesauce my son wont eat veggies or he would get veggie sticks I also make sure he has a string cheese, juice and sandwich cut into cute shapes! oh and cant forget the handwritten note

September 8th, 2011 at 8:47 am

Natalie J Vandenberghe

I like to include food that I know my kids enjoy--that is also good for them! That includes cheese, fruit (fresh & dried), nuts, etc. We all love cheese and my kids would be happy to have Tilla-Moos in their lunchbox. oh, they also like fruit juice (which I chill so that it helps to keep their cheese cold). Thanks for the giveaway.
We're hoping to get back up to Tillamook this Fall :)

September 8th, 2011 at 8:54 am


My favorite winter lunchbox item was a thermos of homemade soup which managed to stay warm all the way up to lunchtime. They don't make thermoses the way they use to!!

September 8th, 2011 at 8:54 am


Half a sandwich with turkey and cheese, a fresh fruit, crackers or pretzels and a juice box. And of course a lil note from mommy :-)

September 8th, 2011 at 8:56 am

Sarah Baley

Sometimes PBnJ is boring, so often I will slice up a banana and put in the sandwich along with the peanutbutte and jelly. I've done it with strawberries, kiwis, and peaches. Not only does it create a cool fruit combo taste along with the jelly, I know my kids are getting the fruit they need for the day. I've peanut also been known to sprinkle granola on he peanut butter to give the sandwich a nice crunch! My kids love it! It's way better than your normal PBnJ.

September 8th, 2011 at 8:58 am

Debbie Stuart

I like to do my 'lunchables' to send to school, take to the park, or anywhere! Crackers, sliced ham or turkey, Tillamook Cheese and fresh fruit! Kids and mama always happy!

September 8th, 2011 at 9:10 am

Lisa Rounds

I love using the pocket sandwich maker, the kids love the shape and the mystery of what is inside. We love the perfect size of the tillamoos too. Wish they still sold them at Costco because we eat a lot of them!

September 8th, 2011 at 9:12 am


I like to make these delish little raw wraps. You take a big red cabbage leaf, spread almond butter on it, and drizzle with honey, then roll it up and enjoy!

Thanks for the contest!

September 8th, 2011 at 9:13 am


My twin 6-yr old girls love taking their lunches to school and every day I always draw them each a picture on their lunch bag. If I forget to draw the picture, they sure remind me! One of the girls loves taking string cheese because she'll pull the cheese apart into a million different pictures and make a picture out of it. My other girl loves a cheese quesadilla and having it cut up into pieces that spell her name. My girls are great though and also love their fruits and veggies, especially cut up of their favorite things is when we cut up vegetables into pieces that can be used as noses, eyes, etc. so that when they are at school for lunch, they can use the pieces to make faces!

September 8th, 2011 at 9:17 am

Shay lucibello

My son's favorite lunch is a homemade "lunchable"
In a portioned Tupperware container, I put square slices of tillamook sharp cheddar cheese, salami or turkey cut into squares, wheat thin crackers. I also cut up fresh fruit to put on the last compartment. When it's all done it looks like a healthy gourmet lunchable! He requests it all the time and even loves "spicy" cheese (tillamook pepperjack) !

September 8th, 2011 at 9:24 am


My daughter's favorite lunch is peanutbutter & jelly on German rye bread, dried seaweed and a granola bar. It's a very odd combination, but it works for her!

September 8th, 2011 at 9:24 am

Courtney wayment

Grilled cheese sandwiches with a sliced up apple (or other kind of fruit), some veggies too! Don't forget a thermos of juice or milk. And to finish it all off.........homemade cookies!

September 8th, 2011 at 9:47 am


The lunch I make each day for my husband is carrot and celery sticks, cheese, an apple, some whole grain crackers, and some lunch meat. It keeps him energized throughout the day!

September 8th, 2011 at 9:49 am

Jimbo H.

This is our family favorite;

Peanut butter, pickle, cheese & mayonnaise sandwich.

September 8th, 2011 at 10:11 am

Ceborah Hinson

I always loved a little mexican layer dip with beans, tillamook shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes and a dollip o. Sourcream!!!!!!! Along with Fritos scoops for dipping! YUM!!!!!

September 8th, 2011 at 10:23 am


In my daughters lunch today; Tuna, crackers, grapes, cheese, and cherry tomatoes... :9
Good stuff

September 8th, 2011 at 10:25 am


One of my favorite lunches is homemade burritos. Its super easy, beans, cheese and for my hubby meat. Pop them in the microwave at work and its a great hot lunch.

September 8th, 2011 at 10:26 am

Melissa Anderson

My son's favorite lunch is a tortilla filled with sliced chicken breast and shredded tillamook med cheddar melted over it, and a side of apple slices.

September 8th, 2011 at 12:06 pm


My daughter loves a bacon and cheese sandwich or a sandwich wrap. Paired with fresh fruit and a little surprise treat and a note! Sad to say she is off to middle school this year and the notes will probably stop but I will still sneak in a little surprise to make her smile! I think the best part about packing your child's lunch is that it is filled with love no matter a plain PB and J or a fancy wrap they love the comfort of knowing it came from home.

September 8th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Mary Kay

I would say the favorite thing this year is a sandwich made with garlic flatbread. All 3 kids (and my husband) love this in their lunches. They also like BabyBells, cheesesticks, pretzels, fruit cups. So thankful my kids aren't picky and like healthy foods! Our youngest just got appliances in addition to braces, so we're having to revamp his lunches (nothing crunchy -there goes the pretzels and raw fruits/veggies, nothing sticky or gooey - no soynut butter and jelly).

September 8th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Lori C.

nothing fancy just sliced apples, ants on a log & a little cheese ;)

September 8th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Cindy Contreras

My kids love pita chips and hummus, and a chunk of Tillamook! A carton of apple juice tops it all off!

September 8th, 2011 at 5:10 pm


My favorite food in your lunchbox when I were a kid was my bologna and cheese sandwichs! NOT! I would take the bologna out of my sandwich so it would be just a cheese & bread sandwich. So my lunchbox tip is to eat your cheese 1st! Its the best part of your lunch!

September 8th, 2011 at 6:35 pm
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