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#1 Old 11-20-2005, 12:10 PM
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I'm browsing this forum & seeing lotsa great eating ideas, but overall it seems that portable vegan food tends to be fairly processed, like the Amy's burrito *& Lemon Clif bar I had for lunch.

I find fruits, veggies & home-cooked leftovers wind up crushed/spilled after being transported around most of the time (I don't drive a car, so big coolers don't work to protect foods because I can't carry them).

I feel a bit lost. Right now I live on Tofurkey sandwiches, coffee & Clif bars while at work.

What is more healthy?
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#2 Old 11-20-2005, 12:21 PM
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A thermos is always useful. Hot soups, stews, etc. It can also be used to keep things cold.
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#3 Old 11-20-2005, 12:23 PM
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Thank you Cinnamon. I think I'll get one. I find the Tupperware-type containers always leak. Are thermoses leak-free?
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#4 Old 11-20-2005, 12:27 PM
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Depends on the thermos. A reasonably good thermos or food jar should do the job. I'd put it in a plastic bag just in case. My kids use them fairly often in winter and they perform quite well despite being bounced around in their backpacks.
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I'm a peanut butter and jelly sandwich freak. I take them everywhere. If one gets smashed, or sits in my purse (wrapped, of course!)for too long, I don't feel bad just tossing it to the birds. Bagels and hummus or "Better Than Cream Cheese" are pretty indestructible, too.

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bagle sandwiches hold up better than regular bread sandwiches, other thing I take on the go:



Granola/trail mix


Salads in tupperware (doesn't have anything to leak)

Those frozen soups that come in single serving bags (they're low sodium and similar to what I would make at home)

Hummus w/ crackers, etc.
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#7 Old 11-20-2005, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by organica View Post

Are thermoses leak-free?

I've been researching vacuum food jars lately, and this one looks pretty good:

They claim that it retains hot temperatures up to 5 hours. I might get it for soups, chili, rice, etc.
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I very often put my lunch (whether it's a sandwich or nukeable leftovers or whatever) in a flat square tupperware-type container, and then put that inside a freezer bag if I'm particularly worried about leaks. I toss the whole package into my bike messenger bag and go! No crushing, crumbling, smooshing or leaks. I've even taken soup in leftover soup containers from chinese restaurants.

I sometimes put my whole lunch in a stack of those cheap storage containers, like the Glad ones that are designed to be thrown away after a few uses-- man, I never throw those things away! I put sandwich in one, cut-up fruit or veggie in one, chips or crackers in one and then put the stack in my bag. Or you could put it in an insulated lunch bag with a shoulder strap. There might even be room for that thermos in there! Any food is portable if you pack it right.
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#9 Old 11-20-2005, 01:59 PM
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I use the Glad storage containers.

I either have frozen soup that doesn't leak or I'm careful enough to not let it spill.

If anybody be touchin my Tofu, I will be puttin the hurt on them.
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