Tips for storing meals of perishable food portably and safely
March 20, 2014 8:35 AM Subscribe
I need a way to give my girlfriend lots of good food that she can eat on the go as she travels to another state for an athletic competition.
posted by Ephemeral10 to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This is a special snowflake question, but I've tried to phrase it in a way that will allow it to be useful generally should anyone face a similar situation in the future.
In a couple weeks, my girlfriend will be headed out of town to compete in an athletic competition. Her sport is done in short bursts with long breaks in between. Before we started dating, she had resigned herself to eating suboptimal foods like candy bars and crackers in these breaks to refuel. Once we started dating, I started to make her proper meals that she could eat -- turkey, vegetables, etc. She loves this practice and believes it helps her compete.
Now, it's been easy to do this so far, as I was always able to come with her to watch her compete, support her, and bring the meals in a lunch pail for her consumption as needed. The day-of lunch pail approach is great, but I won't be able to join her on her journey out-of-state for this competition. Now I'm wondering if this will be possible when I have to prepare the meals a day or two in advance of her eating them.
So, my question is: How can I prepare and package good meals for my girlfriend that will stay good through a flight in a checked bag and over a 2-day period. Is this possible? If not, what could I do as an alternative?
Any help would be appreciated, and please don't hesitate to ask clarifying questions if they would help you help me.