Need Cold Lunch Ideas To Eat On The Run
Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:14 PM
Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:44 PM
-lunchmeat lettuce wraps
-nature valley nut crunch granola bars (ingredients: peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, corn syrup, salt...doesn't get much easier than that!)
-fruit...a lot of it!
-not grain free, but corn chips or dry cereal
-celery w/ peanut butter
-dinner leaftovers (you would be suprised how much is good cold!)
Mildly Lactose Intolerant, slight intestinal symptoms after eating milk products, but easily corrected with lactase enzyme
Endometriosis- DX'd 5/07
Gluten Antibodies- "negative"...don't know exact numbers, am highly suspicious...
DXed celiac 12-19-07 via genetics/elimination diet- DQ2 allele
Brother with Celiac, aspergers...his tests were all negative (he didn't have genetics done), including endoscopy, but he definitely is at the least gluten intolerant...highly suspect my mother has it as well- she has hyperthyroid, fibromyalgia, hemochromatosis, and now colon cancer, and she has been weak and exhausted and just generally sick. She's going to get tested.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:24 PM
Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:53 PM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 05:53 PM
Apples, plain or sliced and spread with peanut butter. Bananas, pre-peeled. Sweet pepper rings, baby carrots, cucumbers, grapes, grape tomatoes, quartered hard boiled eggs, raw broccoli or cauliflower bites, celery chunks. I don't recommend dipping in dressing while you drive, though.
Takes a little thinking the night before or in the morning, but some of these things can be cut up and bagged on the weekend, just grab and go.
Carry Larabars or other energy bars for when you forget. Toss in little individually packaged cups of fruit or tuna or Bush's beans (not bad cold) with plastic utensils to take to your next class if you need more and can eat there. Stow some bags of peanuts and raisins for snacks.
It's all healthy stuff, no dairy, no soy, no grains, no gluten. Oh, okay, a Snickers bar once in a while. Find some fruits, veggies, and meats that you like and spend an hour Sunday cutting and bagging and you'll be set for the week.
I never liked bread anyway.....
Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:39 AM
two children with Celiac disease, ages 13 and 17. Celiac diagnosis
through blood tests and biopsies.
gluten free (or at least trying) Nov. 2006
Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:40 AM
Carrot muffins, zucchini bread, sweet potato bread...the list goes on. So this can help you to also get some veggies in a handy, delicious, portable food.
In place of sugar, I'd suggest Stevita Simply-Stevia, which is a natural sweetener from an herb indigenous to Paraguay. The pure Stevia powder has zero calories, carbs, and sugars, and is zero on the glycemic index too. Just give yourself time to adjust to using it, as it is extremely concentrated. Depending on what you add it to, as little as 1 teaspoon can take the place of a cup of sugar. To put it another way, a single serving is said to be only 0.002 oz.
Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:55 AM
I also pack a small insulated bag with a cloth napkin,very important for wiping your hands after eating; grape tomatoes, baby carrots, celery, fruit, turkey slices, small dill pickles, V-8, bottled water and string cheese.
Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:53 AM
I am going to start school soon, and Monday classes will be 9-12, 12-3, 3-6, UGH! I can bail out early from the 9-12 class, but need to eat in the car while driving to the noon class. No microwave or anything available. Must be gluten, soy, dairy, sugar free, and my doctors would prefer no grains at all. Any ideas other than cold chicken?
Hi. I found a good gluten free bread called kinnikinnick. I toast it about 3 times and then make a sandwich and take it to work with me. That makes it so the bread doesn't fall apart as some rice breads. I carry a little soft cooler (made from padded nylon) with blue ice to keep stuff cold, so if I am on the run meats and such will not go bad. If you cut the sandwich in half an put it in a plastic sandwich bag then you can eat it while driving.
My first post here, so hello to the gluten-free community and thanks for this information source.
Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:11 AM
What about tuna salad with canned tuna and soy free mayo, or egg salad with hard boiled eggs and soy free mayo?
Things like grapes, raw nuts, baby carrots, and lara bars or other fruti/nut/seed bars work really well on the go.
To add to the muffin idea, there are also many recipes out there for muffins using nut meals in place of the flours, and fruit purees.
Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:36 AM
Gluten Free October 18, 2007
YIPPEE for Gluten free
Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:50 AM
I am in the process of looking for a job so I was wondering also what could be taken for lunch. UGH I hate to even think about getting a job as the last one was such a nightmare. BUT not being hungry will help
I've had access to a 'frig & microwave oven when I was working, so I would take leftovers from dinner: chicken with potatoes or vegetables or salad a lot of the time. When I cook up hamburger patties, I make one or more extras with lots of sauteed mushrooms & onions, eat with goat cheddar melted over and sliced avocado. Yum! I also know everywhere around town that serves gluten free chicken, including Costco which was right by my office. There are some gluten free frozen meals you can get - from Amy's for example, but they contain other things I don't digest well (grains, dairy). If you like soup, there are some (Tradere Joes) that are gluten free and tasty. I would usually have a banana mid morning, and keep Larabars in the desk.
Good luck on your job hunt. For now, I'm not bothering to look because of the housing downturn.
Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:10 PM
What about BCB
Brazilian Cheese Breadroll
I'll have to try that recipe. I've made Chebe bread several times, and I like it fresh and hot, but not once it's cold or reheated. Hot it's a diet buster!!!
Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:50 AM
I also like to make a hearty salad, with broccoli, chicken, cashews and a bit of mayo and vinegar with just a touch of sweetner in it. OR I make pizza beans, these are good cold.... I make a big pot of lima beans (2 lbs) and cook them till almost done. Then I drain them, and mix 2 jars of brueschetta and a with 2 jars of water and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil mix well (you can throw in any other "pizza toppings" you like or just leave as is) and bake it covered for at least 2 hours at 350. You can dish it up and put cheese on it, it is great hot or cold!
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