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What Do You Eat For Lunch During Your Days Away From Home?

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Hey everyone! I'm a college student who's pretty much busy during the lunch hour for all 5 days of the week this semester! I'm trying to get some ideas what to bring for myself to eat for lunch if there is a) no microwave, or b ) NONE of the following ingredients: gluten (of course), yeast, dairy, caesin, tomatos, bananas, or chocolate. I refuse to waste money buying the ENER-G bread products because they taste like cardboard (the ones without yeast in them, anyway).

Anyone have ideas?

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Red peppers stuffed with avocado and smoked salmon.

bag o' nuts ( I buy big bags and make a mix which I put into smaller baggies and keep in the freezer).

Some kind of meat jerkey.

Small strips of frozen meat that will thaw for throwing on a cheap salad somewhere.

Rice and beans.

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I take lunch to work with me everyday. I either take leftovers from dinner the night before or I make veggie-coldcut wraps that I dip in salad dressing. I will slice fresh veggies in long thin slices (carrots, zuchinni, green onions, cucumber, basically what ever I have on hand and floats my boat that morning) lay them on a slice of gluten-free ham or turkey or roast beef and roll them up into finger food. I then lay them in a container or baggie and take a container of homemade salad dressing for dipping. Easy finger food. I also will take a sliced apple with a small container for peantbutter for dipping. I place all of these in an insulated bag with some blue ice in the bottom to keep them cool. I alway balance protien and carbs to help stave off hunger.

I also never ever go anywhere with out a baggie of raw almonds. Since I suffer from Hypogloxemia as well I have to maintain constant blood sugar levels and almonds are high in protien and slow to digest so in emergency hunger situations they are my life line.

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Hummus and veggies. Single serve cans/cups of tuna. Lunchmeats with lettuce or veggies. Peanut/raisin/cereal mix. Thermos of soup. Peanut butter on celery or Nut Thins (would have to check for all of your allergies). Sliced apples with nut butter. Salad. Individual serving cups of Bush's beans (they're not so bad cold). Lots of fruit and raw veggies. Hard boiled eggs. Lara bars. Cold pasta with pesto sauce. You might want to keep a little bag with plastic utensils, napkins, etc in your car or backpack. Invest in a few Rubbermaid containers, buy or cook in bulk, and portion out the hummus, baby carrots, etc so it's easy to just grab something in the morning.

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I pack and take snacks and meals with me in a lunchbag with a small blue ice.

*hot dogs that have been sliced on an angle and pan sauteed with grainy mustard in a small container to dip in -I get the round plastic disposable containers with lids at a bulk restaurant/food service supply store-the're good for salad dressings too

*steamed veg. like califlower and broccoli

*roasted seasoned veggies taste just fine without being warmed up

*salads with tuna or leftover roasted or grilled chicken, crispy bacon or taco meat for the protein and wahtever veggies, nuts and dressing you like

*bunless salmon or turkey burgers

*sauteed shrimp

*grilled salmon

*salmon salad with leftover salmon-add capers, lemon juice, olive oil salt and pepper and dill and thinly sliced red onion

*salami, ham, turkey or other deli meats-they don't have to be on bread-just eat as is or like a previous poster suggested

*you can make a quick CF dipping sauce/salad dressing starting with mayo and adding lemon juice and plenty of pepper and thining with olive oil

*bean salads work well too-check chickpea or white bean salads

*quinoa salads are great-tabouli, or a mexican version with salsa, corn, black beans etc. are popular

vegan resources/websites, blogs, cookbooks sometimes offer options that work well for those of us who are CF

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How about tuna seasoned with vinegar & oil and a side of veggies and some gluten-free crackers?

You could also make yourself a version of chicken salad and do the same as for tuna salad.

How about gluten-free pasta salad with some protein, veggies and a salad dressing that you like?

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You could make yourself some Nachos. Bring some refried beans, corn chips, and a home-made salsa. There are recipes for salsa that don't include tomatoes. Corn salsa comes to mind. Pack in an insulated lunch box and enjoy when you get a spare moment.

Several almond or soy milks are available in single-serving juice-box style packages. This would give a more filling and nutrient-packed addition to your lunch than, say, lemonade or a juice box (but those would work, too).

Home-made muffins are good for portable snacks, too. There are many wonderful recipes out there. If you can tolerate gluten-free oats, check out http://www.flax4life.net/ if you want to buy muffins instead of make them. I can find them in some grocery stores, but they can be bought online. They keep well frozen, and I think the only ones you'd have to avoid would be the chocolate. I don't see any dairy in the ingredients.

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