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can i get some help w/ dh lunches? ....

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
hi! ive never posted here before, but im so stumped. im so proud of all the healthy food changes my dh has made recently, but when he goes to work, i have a dilemma - he has no way of heating food, so everything i give him must be able to be eaten cold.

and he refuses to eat hot foods cold. (i.e. - cold chicken in a salad. chicken to him must be hot.)

i usually pack him a seriously delicious salad, a fruit or two, a veggie (celery, carrots, etc.) a form of cheese (string cheese, cheese cubes) and some kind of nut mix (right now a soy blend from costco lol)

i know he needs more protein and i put cut up turkey breast slices/hard boiled egg in his salad every other day or so but is there something beyond salads and yummy sandwiches that i can send? pretty much all left overs need to be heated up.

thank you!
post #2 of 9
Would he eat veggies (like cucumber boats or hollowed out peppers) stuffed with herbed cottage cheese?

A thermos filled with hot soup or chili?
post #3 of 9
Sorry, OP. I'm stumped too. I don't know of alot of things besides lunch meat that would fit that bill.
post #4 of 9
protein-

nut butter of some kind. look up some recipes. it is not just for sandwiches.

egg. egg salad. deviled eggs. potato salad with eggs and leeks.

you can use ham lunch meat and make those pickle things. yk, they have cream cheese spread on the meat and then wrapped around a pickel. yummmm.

google ((or any search engine)(i like dogpile)) is your friend. search protein sources. then search recipes using those. that is what i do anyway.

you will end up using the same protein sources over and over agin, but you can find all ways of preparing them.

beans are good. you can make all kinds of things that are cold.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
thankyou for the replies! i can try all those suggestions, esp the the thermos filled w/ chilli

thanks again
post #6 of 9
Will he eat ham cold? I cube and skewer ham for my kids. I also spread cream cheese thickly on hard salami and roll up. When we go to the zoo and pack a lunch I slice cheese and summer sausage and pack a bag of crackers. Stuff celery with cream cheese and chopped olives, or nut butter and raisins/dried fruit. Veggies with hummus, jerky, yogurt/yogurt parfaits topped with granola and nuts. Especially greek yogurt. Cold bean salad. Roll ups made with tortillas, cream cheese, cheese, veggies, beans.
post #7 of 9
invest in a nice sized name brand thermos. They are wonderful not only for soups and chilis but also for other warmed food. For instance I often send him with rice and curry. I heat up on the stove and mix and dump into the thermos...still nice and warm at lunchtime. Works better with food that can be mixed. I have used it for things like cut up roast and veggies, casseroles and heck even warmed desserts like cobbler.
post #8 of 9
What about StarKist tuna in the pouches? They have plain and seasoned ones. My husband takes those to work.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by luv-my-boys View Post
invest in a nice sized name brand thermos. They are wonderful not only for soups and chilis but also for other warmed food. For instance I often send him with rice and curry. I heat up on the stove and mix and dump into the thermos...still nice and warm at lunchtime. Works better with food that can be mixed. I have used it for things like cut up roast and veggies, casseroles and heck even warmed desserts like cobbler.
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