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Old 11-26-2007, 11:27 AM   #1
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Healthy Portable Lunch?

I need help! DH is tired of sandwiches, hummus, carrots, crackers, cheese, yogurt, apples, cereal and jello cups. He takes his breakfast and lunch to work with him, he drives a truck. He has a very small fridge / cooler in there. Neither of us can think of much else that is portable that isn't junk food or the same old stuff I mentioned above. It doesn't have to be UBER healthy, just not Pop Tarts and potato chips!

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Old 11-26-2007, 11:42 AM   #2
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How about a pasta salad? That can be served cold or warm. I like green curry prawns when they are cold with lettuce. Caesar salad with chicken? Quiche? Goats cheese and leek tart? Thermos of soup of his choice? I don't mind a cold beef sausage with aioli for brekky every so often. Crumbed chicken legs. How about pita bread instead of sandwiches? Rice salad? Fish cakes with a dipping sauce? Tuna and mayo lettuce cup wraps (but let him put the mix in the cups himself otherwise they go soggy). Beef jerky for snacking? Cheese bread? Fruit bread for brekky?
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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Just read another post by you - how bout cold chicken cordon bleu!!!!!
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Wow you're up late!!

He won't eat fish or seafood. Cuts out ALOT of ideas doesn't it? No tomatoes, I think that's it. Oh yeah, and he's tired of bagels too.
Imagine that!?!
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Can use chicken in the lettuce cups (shredded) but skip the prawn and fish cakes thing
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Wow you're up late!!
I know!!!! Gotta get up in four hours and haven't gone to bed yet!!!! Have a hole in the head where my brain must have oozed out!!!LOL
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I know!!!! Gotta get up in four hours and haven't gone to bed yet!!!! Have a hole in the head where my brain must have oozed out!!!LOL
You're crazy woman! Trying to function on less than 6 hours sleep makes me cry. I hope you don't have anything important you're gettin' up for!!!

I think too I will try to make a granola mix, he could try soup. It's hard for him to eat 'cuz he's always driving and can't really stop to eat. That's why this is so difficult, anything with utensils gets hard to eat for him.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:09 PM   #8
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How about soup nothing beats fresh chunky spicey fresh soup , or chilli . etc
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:10 PM   #9
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He doesn't need a spoon for soup. Just pour it into a cup from the thermos and then he can drink it like coffee, but slower for any chewy bits. If he is anything like the truckies I know (and have on occasion been enamoured with! LOL), one hand only is used to drive and the other is doing just about everything else - lighting a ciggie, having a chat on the phone, eating, drinking, reading his manifest... He only needs to pause long enough to fill a mug and stick the lid back on.

Use pita bread then to house things in cos that's pocket bread. You can load that up with salad and the pita bread doesn't interfere with the taste like standard bread.
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I'm done for the night!! Catch you guys in the am!!
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