I need to pack a handful of transportable (jiggle-proof), nutritious, disposable, filling, tasty, exciting lunches that DO NOT require any sort of refrigeration, can be packed the night before (stowed in the fridge if needed), and will be able to hack it between 70-80 degrees for about 5 hours prior to being eaten. Difficulty level: no pb&j (historically unpopular with this group). [more inside]
I'm in an office where there is no kitchen to eat your lunch in and eating at your desk is not really a thing. Silently chewing a sandwich or drinking a yogurt is ok, anything requiring cutlery is tolerated but frowned upon. Most people eat out, but I'd like to minimize my eating-out budget. Also, I'm tired of sandwiches and even chocolate croissants get boring if you're eating them every day. Smoothies are cool but leave me hungry. So, any suggestions? [more inside]
For at least the last five years, the lunch I have eaten most days at work has been a yogurt, two granola bars, and a serving of apple sauce. I am now quite sick of this lunch and am looking for something new. However, I would prefer that my new lunch, like the old one, consist of items that I don't have to cook or otherwise prepare. I'm very lazy in the morning. I just want to place things in a brown bag. I would also like the lunch to be relatively healthy. Can you suggest something? All I've come up with so far is that the lunch could include a banana. Maybe with the help of MetaFilter I can choose a lunch for the next half-decade.
I usually eat lunch at the cafeteria at work. While the meals are tasty and cheap ($6-$8), I'm beginning to notice that an alarming proportion of my monthly budget is being spent on lunch. My schedule is often busy and unpredictable, which makes it difficult to motivate myself to prepare meals at home before/after work. What are some cheap, no-fuss, and delicious meals that I can bring to work? [more inside]
Are pomegranate seeds safe for my 8 year old daughter to eat? [more inside]
Would you help me pack a Polish working-man's lunch? [more inside]
Brown Bagging for the boyfriend! We've come to a compromise- He won't eat Doritos and a brownie for lunch everyday if I pack him something else. Alas, he is getting bored. I need some recommendations for recipes. What is your favorite semi-portable snack? [more inside]
I want your mealplans - your SMALL mealplans. Bonus points if they're brown bag, weightloss and special snowflake friendly. [more inside]
I want a crockpot recipe I can make overnight that tastes like Bahama Breeze's "Bahamian Seafood Chowder" [more inside]
What are some useful and cool products that I can keep in my cubicle to make eating breakfast and lunch in the office easier and more pleasant? Edible (i.e. food) and non-edible (gadgets, cleaning products, etc) ideas welcome. [more inside]
Cook-once-a-week round 2: What low-GI, high-protein food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for lunch/dinner Mon-Fri? [more inside]
Because of a bus strike, I'm going to be on campus much, much longer than usual every day, and will have no access to any kitchens, nor will I be able to go home. I'm going to need multiple cold (microwave access is iffy) meals for each day, or many snacks. My jaw still hurts from surgery and chewing hard or large things is impossible. Ex.: most sandwiches, aside from the hated pb&j, are too tall, most granola bars are too hard. Any suggestions?
Does anyone have any creative ideas for healthy, portable brown-bag lunches? I'm way sick of peanut butter and jelly!