I have sensory issues that seem to have gotten worse over the last few years. This isn't a case of "I don't feel like eating this" but actually a case of, "I gag and feel sick when I eat this" and "I will avoid eating if this is my only choice." I'm on the go all of the time because of work and school and shuttling my DD back and forth to my parents who watch her a few days a week. I am sick of wasting food I bring with me when I'm out, and sick of spending money eating food that isn't really good for me while I'm out! I am working on getting some kind of help for this, but in the meantime, I am having some serious food aversions and would love any recommendations from mamas who have dealt with kids as picky as I am :-P
The biggest things are that I don't like cold foods, or anything remotely mushy, so I can almost never stomach leftovers or foods such as a sandwich that has been sitting in a lunchbox for a few hours. I don't like nut butters or boiled eggs. I can stomach flavored nuts, flavored yogurts, and cheese sticks/slices, though I don't really enjoy them. I love salads, but they have to be really fresh, because of that mushy thing--if the lettuce is wilty or soggy, or the tomatoes are mealy, I can't finish it. This happens to me almost every time I pack a salad. Strong smells ick me out (hence why nut butters and boiled eggs are a no go.) The newest idea I have is to buy a thermos that will keep things warm, and bring soup or pasta with me on the go. Soup and pasta are the only two foods that I can count on being able to get down at any given time. I also want to start baking some kind of nutritious muffin or bread that I can bring with me...but I need protein too.
So, any ideas for on the go foods that fit in with the above restrictions? Ideas for soups that will stay good throughout the day, or ways to make pasta more nutritious, or how to add protein to my diet when all on-the-go proteins gross me out? Thanks in advance for your help <3