10 Adult Style Packed Lunch Ideas

Saturday, February 1, 2014

After spending months of eating fatty foods at my local student union I decided my body couldn't take it anymore and I need a plan to eat better or at least not eat so many preservatives and calories.

At least three days out of my busy week as a grad student I have to be at one location all day and therefore I need foods that I would love eat. I started jotting down my favorite meals to consume at restaurants I visited. I decided to find ones that could be made in less than an hour because I don't like spending all my time standing over a stove. I make most of my meals over the weekend (Sunday) and store it for the rest of the week. Doing this will keep you from getting tired or lazy during the week.

TIP: Having a crock pot and rice cooker really helps with the process.

TIP: Let's just be honest, not everything is meant to be re-heated in a microwave so please avoid those foods. When you're placing certain foods in contains, it's better to keep your salad, fruit, yogurt, etc separate from the food you want to heat up.

TIP: EAT WHAT YOU LOVE & MAKE IT LOOK GOOD. Presentation in a lunch bag is everything because some days I will feel discouraged not eat what's in my bag especially, if it doesn't look fresh or smell pleasing. Make your food look, smell, and taste like you just got it from a restaurant. It will take time to master your recipes so keep trying. DON'T GIVE UP...you will be winning once you master the key skills to making a good lunch to go.

Over all there are so many types of meals you can make...make sure to check out my "FOOD" board on Pinterest for more great ideas. Hope you can find some tasty meals or if you have tired variations of these meals please feel free to leave me comment.



1. Rosemary and lemon Salmon, Rice, and Salad

Fruit or granola

2. Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken, Rice, and String Beans

Fruit or granola

3. Crockpot - Pot Roast, Rice, Carrots w/ Peanut Butter

4. Cajun Shrimp and a Salad

Yogurt or Fruit

5. Tomato Sauce w/ whole grain pasta and Parmesan cheese and a salad


Alfredo sauce with whole grain pasta and a side of broccoli


6. Chicken wrap and Pasta Salad

  • shredded chicken

  • lettuce/kale

  • avocado

  • tomato

  • carrots

7. Turkey Club Sandwich with pita bread


Ham and Pepper Jack cheese sandwich or Habanero & Ham, Jack Grilled Cheese with Pears

Sunchips or  kale chips

8. Spring "rice" rolls w/ egg, fried wontons, and soy sauce

or with shrimp

Yogurt and grapes

9. Quesadilla w/ mango salsa and Spanish rice


Chicken Enchiladas with sour cream and Cilantro and lime rice

Tequila Chicken, mango salsa, cream corn with tortillas

10. Broccoli mac and cheese with a side salad


Breakfast - To Go Meals list here

This blog is NOT geared toward sexual orientation or gender classification. This blog is based solely on the blog authors experience and research. This blog is geared toward promoting a mixture of masculine and feminine attire and with an integrated genderless lifestyle.

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