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MORTICIAADDAMS's Photo MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 66,183
10/3/12 6:29 P

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Those Pack_It-Lunch bags sound great. I've not seen them.

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10/3/12 1:24 P

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Terrific ideas folks! I remember well being a college student on the run and not having time to light anywhere for real food. I now work at my Alma Mater and it's still the same needs. Always looking for great, easy fix, grab and go food to bring for lunch and snacks.

Alan, even if you don't want to carry the cooler with you throughout the day, keep a decent sized one in your car full of quick grab foods and snacks. This way you can swing by your car in between classes and grab what you need. I would use the cooler especially in summer heat even for things that don't need refrigeration.

Also, have you seen the Pack-It lunch bags advertised on TV? They're great! And you could feasibly stick one in your backpack depending on how stuffed your BP is already!!! LOL Just GOOGLE "Packit lunch box" and you'll find lots to choose to from. These fold up when not in use and you stick them right in your freezer! No need for the ice pack. And it does stay cold most of the 8 hour day if kept out of hot areas.

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12/23/11 2:57 P

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You can never go wrong with your favorite fruits and vegetables, nuts, eggs, yogurt, soup, cheese and low calorie snacks. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/2/11 11:13 A

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Some good ideas here that I need to try out!

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9/23/11 3:07 A

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Sounds great to me too!

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MORTICIAADDAMS's Photo MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 66,183
9/18/11 1:49 P

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They all sound great to me and I like them all.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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FIFIFRIZZLE's Photo FIFIFRIZZLE Posts: 1,347
9/18/11 1:40 A

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I boil several eggs at a time and keep them in the fridge. Then I can grab one and go, it's all wrapped up. You can add a twist of salt in a piece of kitchen paper if you need salt. And I make little twists of almonds to grab and go too. If I have a bag of almonds with me, I will eat the lot, they are so moreish. I find peanut butter on celery or spread on a lettuce leaf which IK then roll up satisfies the urge to crunch.

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8/14/11 11:21 P

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Always plan ahead and have stuff cut up and prepackaged so you can grab and go

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3/30/11 9:20 P

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I find that advance planning - and cooking when you can - is invaluable. There is a recipe for Oopsie Rolls, that are a fantastic substitute for bread. You can make them in advance and freeze them, then take them with you for lunch to make a fantastic sandwich. And, no worries about refrigeration. The cooler idea (or a smaller lunch box with an ice pack) is a good one if you don't have access to a refrigerator for sliced turkey, egg salad, chicken salad, etc. I also find that buying a ready-made rotisserie chicken is fantastic for multiple things: you can make chicken salad and take it with you, just plain old sliced chicken, or even cooking down the carcass to make a great stock for soup if you have time. Hope that helps!

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3/29/11 5:51 P

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They sell those snack size plastic bags.. they are perfect for nuts, fresh cut veggies, also hard boiled eggs are a great protien snack. Cheese sticks are every where now... also Crystal lite and Splenda have flavors you can add to water.. and lets not forget sugar free gum... it really helps when the starvation monster threatens to derail our day... best of luck with your classes and your snacks...

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3/29/11 11:15 A

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Make yourself a container of tuna fish salad to last for the week. I make mine with chopped boiled egg, dill relish, mustard, celery seeds (or real celery if you have time for chopping), mayo and a packet of splenda (I like my tuna a little sweet). You can also add any seasoning you like. You will need to adjust the ingredients to your liking. Place it on low carb bread or just eat on a bed of lettuce.

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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,814
3/28/11 10:15 A

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Get yourself a small cooler at Walmart.
Buy Nature's Own Bread there too which has only 8 carbs per slice and 35 calories per slice and Oscar Mayer Mesquite Shaved Turkey Breast has 60 calories for 6 slices.
You can pack celery stix, baby carrots, no sugar added applesauce, sliced apples or any other fruit, Borden's Fat Free American Cheese and a couple of Bread stix or even reduced Fat Provolone or Mozzarella.
How about tuna salad?
Chicken salad? Fruit Salad? Bean Salad?
Cottage Cheese and chopped onions with a sprinkle of parsley flakes and cracked pepper?
Baked Chicken Legs without the skin are 74 calories each and 0 Carbs.

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3/22/11 10:02 P

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It depends on your plan but I take nuts, seeds, cheese sticks, hard boiled eggs, peanut butter stuffed celery, sugar free pickles, olives, sugar free jello cups, and sugar free pudding cups. You can even take salads in disposable bowls.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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3/22/11 12:49 P

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One of my favorites is low sodium organic turkey or chicken jerky. It practically has a half life, so I keep some stashed everywhere. If I'm planning, then I add in a cheese stick and a bottle of water. Nuts can be another satisfying snack. Also, turkey or ham rollups and just about any protein wrapped in a low carb wrap.

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3/22/11 12:33 P

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Hi everyone I am a college student and want to start bringing low carbs snacks or lunches instead of the high carbs I usually eat. Do anyone have any ideas what I can bring with me on those long study sessions that I can put in my backpack. Thanks

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