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#1 Old 08-10-2008, 08:46 AM
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Hey guys, sorry, it's been a while since I've been on!

Anyways, I'm not sure if this or something similar has been posted. In a couple weeks I'm going to start school again, and unlike last year, I'm totally motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. And school lunch is definitely not the place to be, especially if you're vegetarian (cheese pizza, daily).

I'm looking for recipes/ideas that are good to pack, can last a few hours with just an ice pack, and doesn't need to be heated. Even small things like yogurt, nuts, etc that I might not think of would be great! I want to start a list so I'll always have an idea of what to take, so I won't be discouraged and give in to the evilness lurking in my fat laden school cafeteria.

Oh, and I'm vegetarian. Thanks guys!
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#2 Old 08-10-2008, 09:43 AM
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No microwaves?


-faux meats + cheese (sub or not) + lettuce

-some people like pb&j on them

-refried beans + rice (I like these cold, but that's me)

Soft Pretzels with mustard and nutritional yeast

Tomato sandwich (tomato, mayo (or sub), and salt) plus whatever veggies you like

Soups in a thermos + bread, cornbread if chili... etc.

a big tupperware container of salad

-spinach, golden raisins, pine nuts, a sweet-ish vinagarette (like raspberry)

-greens, corn, chickpeas, peppers... etc. southwest-ish salad

-Asian salad: baby corn, bamboo shoots, watercress, crispy noodles... etc.

Chickpea "tuna" salad sandwich (there's lots of recipes for this)

egg salad?

veggie sushi? (I've never made it but you can get it at some places, too)
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#3 Old 08-10-2008, 04:01 PM
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#4 Old 08-10-2008, 04:42 PM
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I'm aware there're so many I just really wanted one pertaining to my situation of no heating, etc. But alot of the stuff on the other posts were very helpful as well

Ohhh, the mock tuna salad sandwhich should be awesome, thanks csdadt!
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#5 Old 08-11-2008, 09:07 AM
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My husband and daughter both have to take lunches and don't have access to a microwave or fridge. These are the most common items they take:

Vegetable sandwiches or wraps with cuccumber, lettuce, peppers, carrots, etc. (both use mayo and cheese as well)

Raw vegetables and ranch dressing

grapes, strawberries, mango, etc as available.

Banana with cocoa powder for dipping

yogurt (stays pretty well with just ice packs except on really hot days)

Dry cereal (chex, honey nut cheerios, etc)

bean salads (any bean you like mixed with oil, lemon juice, and salt)

Nutella or peanut butter on crackers

Veggie tarts (puff pastry topped with roasted vegetables and then baked at 400 for 15 minutes - these taste best at room temperature so they are perfect for lunches)

Fruit tarts - same as above only sprinkle the pastry with sugar and add fruit after it is baked.

I hope some of this helps you!
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