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What are good recipes I can make for my bf to bring to work as a construction worker?

I'm trying to figure out what I can make for my bf to bring to work. He's a construction worker and it's difficult to find healthy prepped meals/snacks to bring with him. If anyone has any ideas please share, thanks!

asked by Brooke Boucher about 1 year ago
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Ali Slagle

Books Editor and Stylist at Food52.

added about 1 year ago

Check out our page on not sad desk lunches: https://food52.com/topics...

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added about 1 year ago

i find that i can get a lot of prep work done for big grain salads over the weekend. and they don't need to be refrigerated, which is a big plus! https://food52.com/blog...

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Amanda Sims

Amanda is the Design & Home Editor at Food52

added about 1 year ago

Anything that can be enjoyed room temperature (like these: https://food52.com/blog...), so he doesn't have to depend on refrigeration at the construction site!


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Niknud

Rachael is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 year ago

I heartily recommend the wrap for lunch. I do this for my husband who is out and about all day and often eating one-handed. They can be as healthy as you like and are a great way of using up leftovers from last night's dinner. One of his favorite is left over pork tenderloin with green beans, goat cheese and blackberry serano jam - basically his favorite dinner turned into lunch. I'll throw in left-over salad for greens. Also, hummus and tapenade and guacamole (not at the same time necessarily) are good subs for mayo and can make a standard lunch meat and cheese filling more interesting. A little sandwich sprinkle from Penzey's can also help jazz it up a bit.

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amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 year ago

I'm often at construction sites for work, and see lots of thermoses with soup, stew, etc. - especially if working outdoors during the cold months. (Also, somewhat related - homemade baked goods for the team at break time = instant popularity.)

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ktr
added about 1 year ago

My husband is on the road a lot for work and he often takes soup stews, and casseroles in his thermos. Homemade granola bars also travel well.

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added about 1 year ago

Great idea with the soups. Perfect for this time of the year too. And I loveeee making soup :-)

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Leslie Stephens

Assistant Editor, Food52

added about 1 year ago

My boyfriend and I have started making super vegetable-heavy quiches twice a week (one on Sunday and then one on Tuesday/Wednesday is enough to last the two of us!) with our leftover vegetables—it's really hearty, and packed with a yogurt or small salad is really filling and perfect! Plus it only takes about 45 minutes to make one! I admittedly keep store-bought crusts in my freezer for the times I'm in too much of a rush to make my own and use this recipe as my base: https://food52.com/recipes...

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Niknud

Rachael is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 year ago

You can also ditch the crust and make frittata -which is good cold, holds its shape and isn't as crumb-y without the crust. I do that too when I forget to hold the diary order and wind up with five dozen eggs in the fridge. The 16 egg frittata - with leftovers from dinners inside!