Adult "Bagged" Lunches? What Do You Pack?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

In your case, I think you should stick to small things that you can break up if you only have time for a little bit like yogurt and granola, peanut butter and crackers or a mix of nuts.

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I start working as a teacher’s aide soon and i’ll get a 1 hour break but that not enough time to drive home and i dont want to eat at the mutitude of fast food places either so i need some ideas too.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

90% of my meals are leftovers from the weeks dinners! But if I don’t have leftovers, I love a hearty green or grain salad with nuts, cheese, dried fruit, or hummus with a bunch of things to dip in it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Honestly? A lot of the same things you wuold find in a kid’s lunch. Leftovers from dinner are always good.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am also a teacher, and do not have access to a microwave at lunch.  SO…I bring an avocado, turkey, cheese, sprouted grain bread, and make a sandwich.  Sometimes I bring arugula, too.  I also bring a greek yogurt to eat in the morning.  I add some grapes to the mix or another fruit, too.  Then I have a protein bar later in the day.  I need to find something more healthy than a protein bar to eat for a snack, but it’s so easy because it requires no preparation.  

In the morning, I have an egg sandwich.  On Sundays, I take egg whites and eggs, add chopped scallians and spinach, and bake them in muffin tins for about 10 minutes (they will not look done but they are!!!).  I let the eggs cool, then put each egg thing on an english muffin (I add a ring of honey but that’s a personal preference) and grill them a bit.  THEN, when they’re cool, I wrap them in wax paper and freeze them.  

Each morning, I go down to make coffee, and then unwrap a sandwich and put it on a cookie sheet in the oven at 285 degrees.  When I come back down to prepare my coffee, maybe about 10-15 minutes later, I put the egg sandwich in the microwave for a minute, then add a slice of organic american cheese, and put it back in the oven for the few minutes before I leave for work.  I turn off the oven at this point.  Then when it’s time to go, I take a paper towel and grab the egg sandwich and I eat it while I drive to work.  I’ve done this for two weeks now and it’s been a great new breakfast!  

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a teacher and I really really prefer hot food! I usually take leftovers to heat in the microwave or soup (either cartons of fresh or cans if I’m disorganised and need to raid the cupboard!). Sometimes, when feeling very organised, I make a rice salad with peppers, tomatoes, cucumber and smoked mackerel which I do eat cold.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

ive also seen the make your own lunchables lunches. 

Crackers, cheese and coldcuts or tortillas cut into small circles with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni for the cold pizzas.

There’s always the mason jar salads too. Layer everything in one jar and then just shake it up. Dressing on the bottom, then meat, cheese, lettuce on top. Can all be made on one day and stored in the fridge. Because the lettuce is on top it won’t get soggy

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@wisher558:  I want something like that snacks site but for pasta salads…I wonder if one exists!  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i love to cook extra dinner, and bring it for lunch the next day or too. chicken, steak, whatever. other than that i will normally bring some tuna and crackers, or a salad. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you have a microwave you could have homemade soup & crackers. 

Hummus & crackers or crunchy veggie sticks. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@wisher558:  THANKS.  Sometimes my googling skills are awful.

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