My work is hosting an all day "retreat" of sorts on Friday - they're going to have breakfast in the morning (coffee, donuts, pastries) and they usually cater lunch. Last year it was tacos, and that was simple enough to try and eat healthy (though at the time I was just avoiding fat...) but I have no idea what they're having this year.
I have some dried fruit and coconut I plan on bringing in baggies for snacking, but is there anything else (and more filling) I can bring that doesn't require refrigeration?
As weird as it will look if I "pack my lunch" so to speak, last weekend was a big cheat for me and house-hunting has left little time for the gym, I can tell I'm gaining weight, so I want to be as rigorous as possible this week.
Bring anything you like, if it's just for a day. A lot of times I forget to put my lunch into the refrigerator at work. It's not going to kill you, if it's been out for a few hours. When you took your lunch to school and left it in the locker, did it harm you when you ate it later?
My favorite snack that doesn't require refrigeration is a small sweet potato. I usually go light on the carbs otherwise so just one won't hurt. I just cook it before work, wrap it up in a paper towel, and bring it. No reheating needed either.
I have some protein with it, usually a meat patty (turkey or ground beef) that I cooked in a big batch however long ago and kept in the freezer just for this purpose. It'll be nicely thawed by the time lunch rolls around.
Ditto what others said about the coconut milk. Since I don't make a habit of carrying around a can opener with me, I open a can that morning and pour it into one of these blender bottles (left over from the days when I devoured supplement-based shakes).
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