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So, I got a job :D And now for the first time in years I'll need to take a packed lunch. 

I'm vegetarian and will have access to a microwave 2-3 days a week which will help, otherwise it might just be the kettle. Also, I am vegetarian, but I eat eggs, dairy and have no other food issues. 

All suggestions gratefully received! I haven't had packed lunches for about six years...oh sandwiches!

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For cold packed sandwiches I like to make wraps with corn tortillas.  Easier than trying to get your gluten-free bread in an edible state when it is cold.  Hard boiled eggs keep very well in a lunch pail, too.

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I like an egg bake. Cold is good too.

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Egg salad (can put on crackers if sandwiches get old), pasta or quinoa salad, green salad, nuts, yoghurt, cut fruit, guacamole or hummus and chips, popcorn, apple sauce (I'm thinking of the single-serve containers), granola/cereal bars.  

Edit: And a huge congratulations on the job! 

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Corn tortilla, spinach, hummus, a little cheese--so yummy!

Always a go-to lunch for me, though I add grilled chicken slices sometimes.

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When I was a vegetarian and had to pack a lunch, I ate alot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or cheese sandwiches with lettuce & tomato or whatever other veggies sounded good on it that day. I would bring some chips and a fruit or some veggies to eat too. I know it sounds simple, but it was easy to put together and got me through my shift.

Congrats on the new job!

 

*Edited to add - I just remembered you are in the UK, where your chips are our french fries(here in the US). I believe what we call chips, you call crisp?? Do people even eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the UK?

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Thank you everyone :) Looking forward to making these! HavaneseMom - yes, here we call french fries chips (and they're big and chunky) and chips are crisps. I love peanut butter and jelly (jam!) but it's not as popular here. Cheese and jam is also popular (it's like a poor man's brie and cranberry haha)

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Thank you everyone :) Looking forward to making these! HavaneseMom - yes, here we call french fries chips (and they're big and chunky) and chips are crisps. I love peanut butter and jelly (jam!) but it's not as popular here. Cheese and jam is also popular (it's like a poor man's brie and cranberry haha)

I havent heard of cheese and jam before Katie. It sounds very good though. I'm guessing we would use cream cheese for that type of sandwich here. The little differences in the terms we use and how we all eat are very interesting. I always remember that you are from the UK because you had wrote that you were "chuffed" about your blood test in one of my topics a while back. That wasn't a term I had heard before, so I did a quick internet search and found out it meant you were pleased :-)

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I don't know what they have in the UK in terms of gluten-free frozen dinners, but here in the US, Amy's makes delicious gluten-free vegetarian frozen meals. You might try an internet search for gluten free frozen dinners in the UK.

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