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Question #45216 posted on 05/24/2008 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are some lunch items like the starkist tuna lunch pack:
http://heateatreview.com/2006/07/20/starkist-tuna-lunch-pack/
That do not require refridgeration and that I can eat for lunch at work?

little bugger

A: Dear Li'l Bugger,

I was working on a list of all my favorite portable foods (of which there are many, I am never without snacks), when I realized that it all sums up to 'brown bagging it'. If your mom never made you a brown bag lunch when you were a wee one, here's some basics:

-anything with peanut butter. Apples, celery, crackers, sandwich, rice cakes, etc., etc., etc. You could substitute PB with lunch meat or similar protein, if you're a lunch meat kind of person.
-fresh veggies! I'm on this cucumber thing. I think I've eaten sliced cucumbers every day for 3 weeks. And have you seen the individual serving size baggies of baby carrots? Fantastic.
-fresh fruit! It's super easy to grab an apple, pear, or similar item.
-They (Target, Walmart) sell these great packages of individual-size bagged chips. They even have a healthier package with Baked Lays and all that. I'm a big big fan.

If you're looking for more specific ideas, I'd encourage you to Google 'hypoglycemia snacks' or something similar because, well, that's what we do. If you're on Facebook, the groups Hypoglycemic, Unite! and Hypoglycemia have lots of discussion and ideas about portable food.

-habiba