Go-to To-go lunches

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Loggers15:  Every other weekend, I make Crockpot shredded chicken 🙂  I make a LOT, becase I use it for practically everything 🙂

My go to lunch is a 5 cup capacity rubbermaid container, filled with salad greens, a chopped hard boiled egg, and a handful of the shredded chicken 🙂  I actually just toss ranch dressing powder mix in there a few times while I’m making it.  I make 2 or 3 of these in advance, and the small amount of liquid coming from the lettuce mixes with the powder so the flavor sticks 🙂  All of the flavor, none of the fat or sogginess of adding dressing ahead of time.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Loggers15:  Not even a little!  I cut off all the yucky bits before putting it in the crock pot, and I feel much more comfortable knowing it was made at home.  Lunchmeat sort of weirds me out. I just keep the shredded chicken in a gallon sized ziploc bag in my fridge, and take it out as needed.  Just bring a little cooler and ice packs to be safe.  I keep mine in the fridge here, but I see you don’t have access.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmm… without a fridge this might be dicey. You could definitely do things like a quinoa salad with peppers, tomatoes, a pasteurized cheese, avocado, beans etc…  Actually we make salads every week and my husband has a thermal lunch box, he doesn’t put it in the fridge and his stuff stays pretty cold. Since lunch meat is a no go (even though I totally cheat and eat subway and jimmy johns sometimes), we cook chicken ahead of time on sundays, cut it up, and use it on salads throughout the week. I also have eaten a lot of PB&J’s since I got PG which are safe and don’t need to be refridgerated.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have no idea what is off limits to pregnant women since I’ve never been pregnant, so if peanuts are ok I make this for lunches occaisionally and it’s tasty: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/dan-dan-noodles-recipe.html

You could add shredded chicken to it.  A big ice pack and an insulated lunch bag will keep things plenty cool for a few hours.

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