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Easy, no refrigeration, lunch on-the-go ideas for a toddler

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Easy, no refrigeration, lunch on-the-go ideas for a toddler

The Dairy Queen | | May 6, 2013 07:40 AM

Now that the weather's finally getting nice here, we're getting out more to places like the zoo, the kiddie amusement park, etc. and eventually the community pool and so on. It seems that the only food available at these kinds of places are hot dogs, burgers, pizza and chicken nuggets. With fries. Blech. Junk at high prices.

Can you help me think of some lunch-on-the-go ideas I can bring along so I can avoid paying crazy prices?

I say easy because we seem to do these outings spontaneously and I only have a few minutes to cram everything in my bag and get out the door.

I say "no refrigeration" because I don't want to carry a heavy cooler or ice packs with me because I like to pack light, but it does get pretty hot here in summer. (Hard to believe but, yes, even up in the low 90's). I'm guessing this stuff would have to stay in my bag for about 2 hours max.

So far I was thinking:

-Pizza-in-a-pita that I can slap together and put in the toaster oven before running out.
-PBJ
-Fresh fruit, raisins, applesauce
-Maybe some ham and cheddar corn muffins I can bake in advance and keep the in the freezer for a grab-and-go scenario?
-cheese sandwiches

He doesn't have his full set of molars yet so we have to go easy on super hard, crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery... Also, no popcorn or nuts yet.

What else? As always, thank you in advance!

~TDQ

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