Cooking 101: Cooking for the on-the-go student.
September 14, 2012 6:27 AM Subscribe
I need recipes for on-the-go! With the semester starting, I need things I can prepare ahead of time that will last, are healthy, don't need refrigeration, can be eaten cold, and aren't sandwiches.
posted by DoubleLune to food & drink (19 answers total) 71 users marked this as a favorite
The semester recently started and with classes, TAing, and part-time work, I find that I'm rarely home for lunch and dinner. I'm often eating in the library, etc. What I'm used to cooking requires reheating to taste good, and I normally don't have access to a microwave (although sometimes I do, so if you have a recipe that fits otherwise, please include it!). Right now the only thing I've sorted out that works on the go is chopped veggies in a low-fat Italian dressing. Problem? I get sick of a certain meal really quickly. I can eat the same meal a max of 3 times a week.
Food preferences: I like veggies, I eat meat but not a lot, and I'm trying to cut down on carbs because I will eat way too many unless I consciously avoid carbs. I don't have any allergies, but don't process large quantities of protein very well unless I'm deficient.
So here's what I"m looking for:
* Meals that can be prepared in 3-4 serving quantities (I get sick of eating the same meal more than that).
* Healthy -- veggie heavy, preferably.
* Lowish on the carbs.
* Best eaten at room temperature.
* Won't spoil if I'm toting it around all day.
* Easy to transport in tupperware in a lunch bag.
* I don't like sandwiches, plus the carb-heavy thing.