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i go on the road 2 days a week with a CT truck and need some handy lunch ideas i could take along, i have no access to a microwave, and would have to keep anything i take along in a insulated lunch bag

Mon. Feb 25, 10:18pm

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tuna kits
salad in a tupperware
wrap sandwiches
lots of fruit!

Monday, February 25, 2008, 11:33 PM

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that's tough. Bananas, peanut butter (or almond butter) would work very well. It's easy and all you need is a butter knife.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 7:32 AM

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cut up veggies (peppers, carrots, cukes, celery) and hummus ...great snack too!
fresh fruit...a favorite for me is a ziplock with sliced apples coated with cinnamon
peanuts..get tiny plastic containers so you can quickly measure out a quarter or eighth cup
a wide mouth thermos of soup

I found some great containers that keep food cold at Target (other places too) ...see the link below...I have 3 varieties....look around on the site. They have a range of interesting products.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 9:26 AM

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ALSO... Google BENTO which is Japanese for some truly inspired carry along lunches (in the cutest boxes ever). There are all kinds of web sites for all kinds of fun things you can do for lunches and snacks. The ideas blow me away...they are fun and many have an interesting Asian twist.
Below is a link to one of many possibilities to get your creative juices flowing.
Forget fast food...these will keep you going for months.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 9:34 AM

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I don't kow where you live, but where I live, there are always a few gas stations around that have micros.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 10:48 AM

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Sandwiches on low-carb bread (turkey, cheese, mustard, lettuce/tomato/cucumber/peppers/etc.), string cheese, soup in a thermos, homemade salad (if you can stop driving to eat), homemade trail mix, protein bars, cut-up veggies, apples/pears, etc.

There's a lot you can do with an insulated lunch bag!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 11:30 AM

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If you can find it, canned lemon pepper tuna is actually *fantastic* to eat just on its own or on whole wheat crackers -- no mayo needed. It has a great flavor and good protein. I know it sounds weird, but I first tried it as part of an airplane snack pack, and now I'm hooked.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 11:37 AM

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I used to pack my lunch a lot (similar situation). I love wraps! I use the low-carb wraps from La Tortilla Factory and they rock! They don't dry out, don't taste like flour and have lots of protein and fiber to keep you full. I spread lite laughing cow cheese on them and then use lean meat, spinach, and a variety of chopped ingredients like: pepper (red, yellow, green, orange), zuchinni, tomatoe, carrot, pear, strawberries, golden raisins, dried cranberries, mushrooms, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, snap peas, etc... You can be so creative. For example i have a ham, asparagus, artichoke and sun-dried tomatoe one. I wrap them in saran wrap or foil and they don't crush or dry out.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 12:59 PM

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