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Dec 29, 2006 12:54 AM

Quick, eat on the go lunches?

does anyone have any ideas for easy lunches that can be eaten on the go, in the car, at your desk?
i'm getting tired of sandwiches!

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  1. I like a salad with some protein in it that doesn't involve lettuce and gets better the longer it sits. Something like black beans, diced red bell pepper and corn kernels in a chipotle lime vinaigrette is awesome for a couple of days. An antipasto salad (artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, grilled mushrooms, pitted olives, mini bocconcini cheese balls) in a balsamic herb vinaigrette is also one of my favourites.

    How about a slice of frittata? You can make a big one with your favourite veggies, cheese and herbs, slice it up into wedges and eat it warm or cold.

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    1. re: alicat

      curious: how do you eat salad in the car??

      1. re: piccola

        Well, RiJaAr did say at one's desk as well, but in a pinch I have eaten the antipasto salad out of a tupperware with a fork in the car. It's not that hard; just make sure you're not turning or doing anything complicated, and place the container on the seat or have a passenger hold it for you while you are too distracted to eat.

        This is why i avoid lettuce-based ones while on the go: too hard to eat neatly.

        1. re: alicat

          I can see that for desk eating, you're right.

          As for car eating, I'm guessing you drive an automatic. :-)

    2. As Alicat, rights, vegetable and legume-based salad are good choices. I like lentils du puy with beets and goat cheese with a little frisee.

      1. Fried rice is great too. You can customize it to your needs as well. It can have as little or as much protein as you want and the ingredients are endless: shrimp, peas, carrots, eggs, chicken, ground meat, salted fish, broccoli, corn, get what I mean. It's also a great way to use up small quantities of whatever is in the vegetable basket in the fridge.

        1. Tofu salad,somen salad, chicken salad on croissants, lettuce wraps, mini burritos, onigiri-musubi-rice balls-pitas make good lunches.

          1. Tabbouli, pesto pasta salad with cherry tomatoes & feta, grilled vegetable wraps, grilled chicken (frozen from TJ) in romaine leaves w/Caesar dressing, soups in a thermos, salami-mini mozzerella balls-cherry tomato kebabs