My job sent me on a trip last week. I was doing some testing out in the middle of nowhere, and it would have been a half-hour drive to get to anyplace that would sell me food. I'm not kidding! It was empty out there. So I packed a lunch, and I thought this would be a good chance to talk about how to pack a lunch when you don't have a kitchen.
My method isn't terribly complicated. I just buy whatever is at the grocery store that doesn't require any cooking or slicing.
- Baby carrots and hummus
- Crackers and cheese
- I make an exception to the slicing rule for apples and peanut butter
- Yogurt cups -- I've got a grudge against low-fat yogurt, though, so I always have to hunt for the non-diet kind. Trader Joe's Greek yogurt cups are often better for that.
- Bananas and other fruit
- Nuts! Or trail mix.
- If I weren't vegetarian I'd list cured meat here too, like beef jerky and Slim Jims.