I've started doing some short-term contract work which has me living in hotels for six weeks at a time. My first contract put me up in a hotel room with full kitchen, but this time around I'll only have a refrigerator and microwave. Yikes! I'll also probably bring a blender, and the room will probably have a coffeemaker so I can heat water. And I'll be able to come home on the weekends and stock up at the co-op. The contract gives me per diem for food, but it gets lumped in with paychecks so I won't start receiving it until about halfway through the job. I'm pretty tight on money for now.
Please help me figure out how to stay as TF as possible! With the microwave and hot water as my only cooking sources, I'm feeling a little discouraged (especially in winter, I don't do well on cold food alone) but I think I can work out a decent compromise, at least.
Oh, and did I mention I'm allergic to gluten and dairy? And am trying to kill off the Candida overgrowth in my gut?
Here's what I'm thinking, and I'd love more suggestions (thanks in advance!):
coconut milk smoothie OR
hot instant GF cereal with CO, nut butter and frozen fruit OR
homemade TF-friendly protein bars? (don't have a recipe yet) OR
NO IDEA (I'll probably eat at the job site)
maybe hard-boiled eggs?
maybe it's worth getting good GF bread and bringing a sandwich with good meat, or scrambled egg, or liverwurst, and veggies?
I can make batches of raw veggie pasta and raw veggie pasta sauce on the weekends, and eat that throughout the week OR
I can probably make a casserole and bring servings for the week (maybe Eggplant Kiku from NT, or Frittata or stew or something - but something will have to go in the microwave at some point because I'm not good with only cold food!) OR
leftovers from eating out OR
coconut crackers from EFLF
liverwurst? (I can make a batch to bring during the week? most store-bought has dairy in it)
apple slices and nut butter