- To keep drinks cold in lunch boxes, pour a small amount in the bottom of the container (not glass) and then set the cap loosely on top. Put it in the freezer overnight. The next day fill with the rest of the drink. The ice should slowly melt all day long, keeping the beverage cool. *Have the kids pre-package chips and cookies in bags on the weekends. Store in a basket. Grab one out as needed for lunches. *Make a large batch of puddings and gelatins on the weekends. Pour into individual containers and refrigerate. *Save the catsup and mustard packets and napkins you don’t use from the fast food restaurants. Use them in lunch boxes. *Puddings - Sprinkle with marshmallows, coconut, nuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips (for chocolate pudding) or berries (in vanilla pudding). *Banana, pumpkin or zucchini bread *Tuna, egg or chicken salad sandwich *Tuna salad and crackers *Sandwiches made from last night’s dinner meat (i.e., roast beef, chicken or turkey) *Pickles *Ants on a log-celery with peanut butter inside and raisins on the peanut butter *Hot dogs *Canned fruit *Carrot sticks, celery sticks or radishes with Ranch dressing *.