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    Default Share your easy work lunch ideas that can go in a cooler bag.

    My DH has just started a new job where 4 out of 5 days he is working on site on a wharf or in a ship and doesn't have access to a fridge, microwave or lumch room facilities. It's not ideal, but basically whatever he takes for lunch has to be kept on him or near him while he's working.
    Last week was his first week in this job and we were still moving into our new house, so he was having tuna and salada crackers, a piece of fruit and naughty things like packets of shapes as we were living out of a hotel room. We're all moved in now and I plan on getting him a cooler bag with an ice brick so he can take sandwiches, and maybe some cut up fruit but what else can we pack him?
    I'm a bit strapped for ideas because we used to send him with dinner leftovers when he had a microwave handy! He tends to struggle with his weight so any healthy ideas would be much appreciated.
    If your DH/DP or you yourself work on a job site or somewhere with limited facilities - what do you pack or take to eat?
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    My dh is a tradie so has no access to all those things either. He just takes the left overs from dinner and eats them cold. Not ideal or the yummiest but thats all I really have to offer him. Other things you can make him
    -wraps
    -slices
    -quiche
    -healthy pizzas
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    Hmm that's all I have so far

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    Zucchini slice/Quiche/frittata slices/wedges (freeze into portions and defrost)
    Pasta/Potato/Tuna salad
    Cold chicken and salad
    Cold meat, hard boiled eggs, dip and vegies/crackers
    Cold home made pizza
    Rice paper rolls - I only make these for DH if I'm feeling nice!
    Savoury/sweet muffins (can freeze and defrost)

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    Some awesome ideas, I don't think I was thinking in the mindset of someone who is now on mat leave! I have time to bake and do more of these nice things for him
    Do you think the cooler bag will keep things cool enough to send him with a yoghurt or anything like that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by maco View Post
    My dh is a tradie so has no access to all those things either. He just takes the left overs from dinner and eats them cold. Not ideal or the yummiest but thats all I really have to offer him.
    Same here, DH just takes leftovers and leaves them on his dash to warm up in the sun! I can't think of anything worse but he likes it.

    I also sometimes make him sushi, or what he calls 'breakfast muffins' - bacon, egg, onion, mushroom, capsicum & parsley baked in pastry like quiches in a muffin tin. Savoury muffins (sundried tomato, baby spinach & feta etc) are nice too.

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    DH takes cold chicken kebabs, cold homemade fried rice among others already mentioned.
    Can you freeze yoghurt? That way it would still be cold at lunch?
    DH has an esky and just user 2x2l frozen cordial bottles as drinks (water and gadorade) and to keep his food cold

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    Have a look on the internet for 'school lunchbox ideas'. No fridge or microwave for school kids. And you will find hundreds of healthy ideas.

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    This is my issue at the moment. I need gluten free, pregnancy friendly ideas for when I am working. I also eat when driving. Arhhh it is driving me crazy coming up with ideas for my own lunch.

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    How about a thermos? That way he can take anything like leftovers. My dp always needs to have a hot lunch, no amount of sandwiches fill him!


 

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