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Thread: Lunch & Snack Pack Ideas
11-10-2003, 12:45 PM #1Rachel Lenn NixGuest
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.
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,
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11-10-2003, 05:01 PM #2ShawneeGuest
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
Well that is all I have for ideas hope some work for you,
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