You could also make him spring rolls with a small side container of a peanut sauce (I use PB2 to make the sauce -- less fat). Spring rolls are easy to make after a little practice, and they'll give him some variety in his menu. They won't fall apart if you wrap them properly/tightly. They're my go-to meal when I need to tote food.
One downside, however, is that they should be a day one or two meal for his week...they won't be great by day five. Another is that they're not so high in fiber. On the other hand, depending on how many rolls he eats in one sitting, they can be a low calorie meal and leave room for a filling snack, like a baked oatmeal square.
Here's a site with instructions. You'll be able to find the wrappers and (if you want) cellophane noodles (i.e., rice-based angel hair pasta) very cheaply at an Asian grocery. Wrap the rolls singly or in pairs in clear plastic wrap to store them, and don't put any sauces inside or they'll get gooey.
LORT-C, it went super well. I made him different seitan "meat" sandwiches and "chicken" pot pie. He liked it! every week i make him different kinds of seitan sandwiches, sometimes PB&J and i tweak his favorite meals to make them meatless.
It's easier than i thought.
Thank you all for the great help
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I have just discovered the mash garbannzo bean sandwich. Break up the rinsed low salt garbanzo beans, add Veganaise , pickle relish , onions and anything else you would like and serve on bread. Easy to do and its great. Bean burrittos would also be good since he could heat up in a microwave.
You could still make him seitan sandwiches in all flavors, turkey etc. These can be eaten cold. Even the Italian sausage can be eaten cold. fatfreevegan.com and happyherbivore.com and postpunkkitchen have recipes have recipes. I would not buy the ones in the store. they have chemical in them that I wouldn't eat and they are really easy to make. You could make them during the week when he is gone. You simply mix the spices and ingredients together steam for 40 minutes and they are done.
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Bean sandwiches are a great idea, but please make your own baked beans. They are so easy to make and they will be so much healthier and less sodium. If your husband is a truck driver exercise is hard to come by so healthy food is so much more important. Happy Herbivore has a great no fat added delicious baked bean recipe. I asked if he could take a few minutes to warm up food because it opens up so many more food ideas. You could make delicious sausages for sausage sandwiches, he could have burritos, warm wraps, seitan sandwiches warm and cold. Seitan is easy to make yourself so it would be healthy and not a processed Tofurky fake food product. He could have a great filling sandwich with fruit and veggies and be able to be vegan on the road. He can have chick pea tacos from Happy Herbivore. Veggie Burgers from Post Punk Kitchen (Her Beet Burgers are my favorite) Then of course if he wants to eat from a thermos he can do rice and beans, chili, and any thing that can fit in a thermos bottle.
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I like baked bean sandwiches. You can mash them, or not. The companies have been cutting the beans and increasing the liquid in the cans for years now so, you have to drain them or else you get bean juice down your arm. lol. Hummus sandwiches, I put it on whole wheat tortillas from Buenatural sometimes. Lettuce, tomato, and "mayo" sandwiches. You can do Vegan cheese with it, too. I love peanut, almond, and cashew butter sandwiches. You can eat them plan or put jelly, bananas, pineapple, or grated carrots on them, or a combination of these ingredients. Cucumber sandwiches, very British teatime. Any beans make good sandwiches. You could even make tofu sandwiches, though I never have. Give him chili, spaghetti, soups and salads, too. If you can get him to pull over. Oh, and don't forget pizza. It's called calzone, I believe, in the sandwich form.
Tell him to pull over and take 20 min to eat lunch. It's safer than having a semi driver racing down the road at 75 mph having baked bean juice dripping off his elbow and veggies dropping onto his lap.
Can he warm things up at all? For example, can he stop for a few minutes and warm up a burrito or warm up a sandwich filling and then roll and eat every once in a while for a change of pace? I am brainstorming so I am just asking some quick questions.
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Dave's Killer Bread is a really good vegan choice for bread. I love to fill my sandwiches with hummus or guacamole and all of the fixin's (onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumber, sprouts). You can play around with your sauces as well. I love mustard and all of the wonderful variations it comes in (my favorite is jalapeno mustard). You can also make homemade black bean veggie burgers that are great even cold. There is always the good ol' PB&J. You might also try making cold dishes other than sandwiches, though. Salads topped with quinoa, beans, and salsa are really filling. You can even swap out the salsa for fruits like strawberries and blueberries. Rice pasta and bean salads are also really filling and good cold. I'll try to find a site with recipes, but hopefully that offers a starting point!
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I need help from all of you: my trucker husband gave me the biggest challenge ever, to feed him veg*n food all week long when he's on the road. it's really difficult because he's gone for 5 days and only eats 1 hot meal a day, the rest of the meals are sandwiches (approx. 4 a day). The hot meals are easy, I'm having problems with the sandwich part. Please remember that he is a trucker and doesn't stop much.
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