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Portable Work Lunch Ideas

uwsister | May 1, 201107:00 PM     32

I've been packing the same lunch for my husband for past five years now. Cashew/almond butter and jelly sandwich, egg sandwich or boiled eggs, chopped carrots and celery. Sometimes I throw in a piece of fruit or a Clif Bar. Well, today he came home and declared he's finally sick of eating CB/AB&J sandwiches and his "staples" in general. So I need to come up with a couple other options, and I thought - I must ask the hounds at Home Cooking board!

I'll admit I'm not much of a cook. So I need something simple and easy. It should also be easy to assemble - I usually don't have much more than 10-15 minutes in the morning to do this. I could make a large batch of something in advance and assemble it each morning, if need be.

It also has to be something he can eat with no utensils. He works at an ER so there's almost never enough time to sit down and eat. Also something that will keep fine at room temperature for hours and be fine to eat at room temperature as well since fridge/micro access seems to be rather limited.

All I could think of was making rice balls (onigiri) with various fillings inside. But I'm not even sure how long it would hold up though at room temperature.

Any ideas?

Thank you so much in advance, as always.

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