tis the season for cold lunches! and i have no idea what the hell to make for myself. i eat pretty simple food because i cook out of necessity, not out of any particular enjoyment, and i have annoying allergies and pretty limited funds. so:
i'm looking for something i don't have to cook. something i can put together cold, and take in a lunchbox if i need to. please don't suggest sandwiches, i have yet to find a bread that is free of dairy, soy and gluten. also i regard fruit as a snack, so a piece of fruit isn't lunch on its own.
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20-12-2011 14:08 #1
lunch-type food- fussy eater alert!
20-12-2011 14:15 #2Senior Member
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Salad, sushi, cold rolls, gluten free crackers with tuna/salmon..
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20-12-2011 14:21 #3
Ok so its a bit of work but here is what i do:
I get a chicken breast and put in in a pot with chicken stock and garlic
Cook it and while hot i shread it and put it into a container.
In another container i cut carrot, celery, cucumber into sticks, shread some lettuce and dice some tomato. Grated cheese and a dipping sauce that i like.
I wrap all this into rice paper rolls. Two fill me for lunch but it usually lasts me a week. I am lucky there is a kitchen at work so i make it at lunch, seems fresher that way. I also put the dipping sauce in the wrap to save on mess and dishes.
Works for me but i dont know if any of this will complicate your allergies?
P.S Its cheap to. Costs me less the $20 a week and thats only if i have to buy cheese and dipping sauce!
20-12-2011 14:27 #4
20-12-2011 14:32 #5
I keep the vegies in a tupperware container and it keeps all week. As long as it is fresh when you buy it ( I go to a fruit and veg wholesalers, you can buy loose items there so it is cheaper)
The chicken i divide into two and put the second lot in the freezer. I am paranoid about chicken going off. On wed morning when i go into work i take it out and put it in the fridge so i know it is safe to eat all week.
20-12-2011 14:34 #6Senior Member
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You get the rice paper rolls usually in the Asian section they are gf as well .. Frittata, rice noodle salad um I'll come back when I think of some more
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20-12-2011 14:40 #7
hmm asian section shall be getting a lookover next time i'm at coles lol
20-12-2011 14:42 #8
22-12-2011 19:48 #9
i think getting the small rice sheets was a mistake lol might get the big ones next time.
otherwise it works quite well. going to take some practice though.
i had a thought. i could make an omelette and take it cold to work the next day, theoretically?
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22-12-2011 19:56 #10
How about chicken wings/drumsticks? You could do a very simple marinade/sauce.
Potato cake things? Like bubble and squeak?
Gluten free pasta with salad stuff?
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