I'm vegan, and there are literally no options at my school. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""> I brought peanut butter and jelly uncrustables everyday last year, with maybe a granola bar or something easy to pack like that. This year, though, I'm planning on taking more interesting food. Check out the bento boxes thread for great ideas for small, packable foods. I think I'm going to do something like that, some rice, veggies, etc. squished into a small tupperware. I'll probably bring chickpea sandwiches, too, because it's so easy to make a bowl of filling for the week. Pita pockets are a good idea, too. Photojess and fadeaway1289 posted really good ideas in this thread that I made: <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/showthread.php?128129-Pita-Pockets" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/sh...9-Pita-Pockets</a>. The bag of pita pockets at my store comes with about 5-7, depending on the brand, so it's a perfect amount for the week. They're definitely more interesting than traditional, basic pb&j for when you feel like that. I don't think pita breads will get soggy or anything, either, so they're good for more wet fillings that involve mustard or mayonnaise/veganaise, while regular bread is okay for peanut butter and thick fillings like that. Tofu sandwiches, too, are good. You can crumble them in some mustard, or you can dice them and put them in some sort of condiment/sauce or something. They're good protein and filling so I'll probably be taking those next year, too. So, I know sandwiches probably seem like a boring option, but I think you could definitely find ways to make them more interesting, and they're the best because you don't need to worry about them getting cold.
I make really really yummy avocado sandwiches <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">. Or I bring leftovers from the night before. Usually complemented with a clif bar and a piece of fruit
I usually bring a fruit of some sort (my favorite being pears), a salad topped with all sorts of yummyness (whatever is in the house, usually chopped tomato, sometimes feta cheese, or cranberries and almonds... I pack the dressing in a seperate smaller container so the lettuce doesn't get gross), and a starch/carb of some sort like chips or bread. I like to pack yogurts, too. Yogurts are good.<br><br>
Hummus sandwiches, topped with lots of chopped veggies are great, too... Especially hummus+avacado+tomato+spinach on 15 grain bread.
reneeannem shared this really easy biscuit recipe with me when I mentioned my frustration of lack of variety in my lunches: <a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=4745.0" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=4745.0</a><br>
I'm gonna make some of these and take them to school. They'll especially be perfect with soups, and I imagine they'd be a filling addition to my lunch, which is perfect since my school has lunch at 10:45 am. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
cold falafel tastes good<br>
soytein w/ spinach is yummy cold!<br>
and these bean burrito things in the cafe part of whole foods (not behind food service though)<br><br>
BUT, i usually just go to a nearby starbucks and get a soy iced coffe instead
For school I like to make sandwiches or just take in a salad. Some of my favorite sandwiches include tabouleh salad either in pita bread or by itself, peanut butter and banana, hummus with all different types of vegetables (pepper, cucumber, tomato etc.), and a tomato, pepper and cheese sandwich (if you eat cheese, if not just omit it or try some vegan alternative cheese). Hummus is really great though because not only does it go with a lot of different vegetables but it also comes in different flavors as well (jalapeño pepper is my favorite). I also might bring in some leftover soup if I made some for dinner the night before.
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