A while ago Kate at Gluten-Free Gobsmacked asked about the type of gluten free lunches people take to work, being tired of mainly salads herself. I sympathize with her plight as there are many times I would LOVE to be able to just grab something as I run out of the house and not have to plan ahead. So I was thrilled to see these GOPICNIC boxes at my local Target.
At this point I should qualify that I am only planning to use these in an emergency. At $4 a box, they are too expensive for me to use very often. But just knowing they are in the pantry makes it easier to plan a regular lunch-to-go.
And that brings me back to Kate's request: what do I plan for lunches? Here is a picture of some of my regular supplies:
protein muffins are a favorite as well, but there are rarely enought leftover from breakfast to take for lunch. I also love to bring some soup or casserole in a thermos if there is any available. And with any lunch I add either some fresh or dried fruit, and maybe some nuts, cheese or pepperoni for an extra bit of protein if I am famished. If it is going to be an extra-long day I might throw in some chocolate milk or pineapple juice for a pick-me-up.
There are some occasions where I need to travel for a few days and I like to bring along a meal as a "just-in-case" provision. My favorites in those situations are Pacific's soups and ready rice, rice cakes and individual packages of peanut butter, and oatmeal with nuts/dried fruit.
Happy gluten-free eating!