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    Rachel Lenn Nix

    Default Lunch & Snack Pack Ideas

    A lot of the times during the week, I pack Wayne, my husband, a lunch because his work & class hours are all jumbled up. Since we live out at the lake, 15 minutes "from town," it's more frugal (gas wise) for him to stay in town instead of coming home for lunch & then going back. Besides, he usually has only a short period of time for lunch before he needs to get back to class. On some dayshis schedule is where he can just snack & then actually get home for lunch & not have to go back until the evening time.
    *****SO, lol,I need lunch & snackideas for him, any suggestions? *****
    I'm really running out of ideas, aaahh! lol
    IALWAYS pack sandwiches for his lunch..... he never complains but i would like to help him out lol......the lunch carrier we have keeps stuffslightly cool... so it can't really be like yogurt & stuff like that because it melts.. although I haven't tried our 2 icepacks out.. one is large, one is small... & the weather IS a little cooler.. but anywayz,
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Default Re: Lunch & Snack Pack Ideas

    When I was working I took a lunch bag (insulated with a microwave
    rice bag to keep things warm) for warm items and a small cooler for
    cold items. I usually took a tupperware container with seasoned rice,
    a thermos with chicken broth to pour into rice and make a nice soup,
    a bottle of ice tea frozen the night before, bottle of water also
    frozen the night before, some snack crackers, cheese slices, slices
    of lunchmeat for the crackers, an apple or pear, and a PBJ sandwhich.
    OK looking back at it that seems like alot to eat for a girl at
    lunch... LOL. Really though, I had long shifts and ate on break for
    dinner as well.

    If there is a microwave available to use than I would pack up
    leftovers in single serving sizes and add extra icepacks to keep them
    cold until he can nuke them for lunch. Works well if you cook a
    favorite meal once a week and freeze two lunches out of it for the
    next week. Rice dishes, spaghetti, lasagna, homemade pizza, chicken,
    mashed potatoes, and turkey travels fairly well.

    Here is a few other ideas:
    Home made trail mix
    Muffins or corn bread
    Pudding (travels better than yogurt)
    Home made chex mix
    bags of potato chips/pretzels/crackers
    fresh fruit when available
    melon chunks when available
    croutons with ranch or a favorite dip
    bagel or croissant sandwhiches for a change from normal bread
    sandwhiches, for criossants I used the pillsbury ones and just made
    two because they are small.

    I used to also take turkey/chicken/eggsalad spread sandwhiches by
    keeping the spread in tupperware or a sandwhich bag and making the
    sandwhich just before I ate it. Keeps the bread from being soggy.

    To send a non-wilted salad you can prepare it the way a restaurant
    preps it for the salad bar. Cut or tear lettuce, carrots, whatever
    else is in salad, and put it in a bowl, add ice, about half as much
    ice as lettuce, add water to fill bowl and mix ice into salad. Let
    sit about 15 minutes. Drain water and ice off and put in cooler in a
    tupperware container with ice packs. Add toppings just before eating
    and lettuce should be crisp for up to 5 hours. May want to test this
    at home first, though. As I am not a salad eater and have not tried
    it in a cooler. In the cold bar the lettuce will keep crisp for up to
    8 hours.

    Well that is all I have for ideas hope some work for you,

    --- In, Rachel Lenn Nix <rachelennix@y...>

    > *****SO, lol, I need lunch & snack ideas for him, any
    suggestions? *****
    > THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    > *RacheLenNix*

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