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Old 08-14-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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Lunch 'cooler' bag meals?

OK... college is about to 're-start' for me... and I have a new extra large insulated Lunch Cooler... I will need to put in it a full meal .. and maybe a snack or two....

What shall it be????

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Old 08-14-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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Egg salad
Chicken salad
Tuna Salad
shrimp salad in avocado
Devilled eggs
string cheese
pepper strips with dip
peanut butter balls
salad greens topped with taco meat and cheese
cut berries
almond thins with cheese
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Old 08-14-2004, 09:48 PM   #3
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I take my lunch to work every day and I also include two snacks (mid-morning and mid-afternoon). I usually have a flax meal muffin for mid-morning. I make 12 at a time and freeze them individually and thaw each overnight when needed. For lunch, I often take leftovers from the previous nights dinner, tuna salad/chicken salad (made from canned tuna/chicken), deli meats & green beans or salad veggies. I use a freezer pack and a pre-chilled can of Diet Rite to keep everything cold. For mid-afternoon snack, it's usually hard boiled eggs (1-2) or cheese sticks (1-2) or pepperoni slices or deli meat roll-ups. I also take a pre-measured portion of pork rinds or almonds - nice to have some crunch.

What would you have at home? You can probably take it with you. Is there a cafe with a microwave where you can heat up food? If so, you can reheat leftovers that are hot or take frozen Buffalo wings (TGIFridays are fairly low-carb). You're only limited by the effort you are willing to make to have what you need to avoid temptation. Advance planning is key! Good luck!
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Old 08-14-2004, 10:31 PM   #4
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Actually I was thinking, after reviewing the above threads.. that it might be helpful to have a mon, tue, wed, thur, fri lunch box thread... to help pack and avoid monotony (sp?)...
since I w/b leaving house at 7am and home at 9pm I was thinking:
1 shake on the way out door.
1 LARGE coffee on way out door.
almonds in bag for between 1st class
water bottle in bag.. second class...
3 brazil nuts between 3/4th classes...
5 class I am gonna be draggin to...
break... 2 or 3 hard boiled eggs and avocado and yogurt w/flax and blueberries... gobble down..
homework at library
coffee with DH before last class..
last class and home...


that is gonna get boring... but it's only 2 days a week so maybe not.... I am a creature of habit.. if you can get me to do something 21 days in a row!
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