Non Refrigerated Lunch
Looking for some suggestions for brown bag non refrigerated options. My partner is attending preparatory classes for an important exam over the next few weeks and he doesn't have access to a fridge so my usual lunch prep won't work. He heads out around 8 and usually eats at around 1. I've done some sandwiches with mustard instead of mayo, but I'm just finding them dry and boring. Any suggestions my friends. Btw he has a peanut allergy.
Most cooked meats, deli meats, and raw or cooked vegetables will keep several hours without refrigeration. And most non-mayo salads hold up pretty well too, especially if they are thoroughly chilled and made with enough vinegar and/or lemon juice. Maybe a turkey-pesto sandwich? A bean/grain and herb salad, like tabbouleh? Pasta? If he has access to boiling water, those instant couscous and bean soup cups are OK in a pinch, too.
I like DuchessNukem's suggestion about the frozen water bottles. Another thing that freezes well and works nicely as an ice pack is yogurt in single-serving cups. They'll be just thawed enough to eat by lunch time.
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