I'm considering taking an "urban picnic" to my bf at a marine base on Sunday. there is nothing really remotely chow-ish near base, and if the weather stays at above 50, I might bring a blanket and just feed him from my kitchen on the run.
I'm looking for some good ideas.
the BEST would be if it could be made the day before, because I'll be heading down there around 8:30am.
Pluses: very high protein. He is in insanely high physical training, and he needs protein. He is a vegetarian (yes, I know, but he eats whatever they feed him to survive).
I'm thinking a nice asian inspired pasta salad with tofu, but not sure of a good tested recipe. Even though I don't cook fish, I could always pick up a piece of already cooked salmon for the side and he could toss it in his portion (he eats fish for now for the protein).
Or should I try an Orzo salad with some white beans? and cheese? Or would sandwiches be better? Hummus, avocado, etc?
I have lots of grocery options, and am a good cook. I just can't decide on whether a themed picnic is best, or if I should just show up with good cheese, fruit, good bread, and antipasta things and just graze. I can pack things decently enough, but am not adverse to picking up a small cooler if needed.
anything considered, as I want it to be good and healthy for him. I plan on bringing a lot because he needs the food.