Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I would just take whatever you had for dinner the night before! Just put leftovers in a little container and take them with you. Stuff like rice and pasta is usually fine cold.
In winter you could fill a Thermos of soup and it would keep warm for a couple of hours at least.
I find sandwiches can go soggy (if they have interesting ingredients) but wraps, and even stiff bread rolls can work out much better. I used to make rolls with felafel, or eggplant, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, olives and my favourite sauce, and to turn it into a wrap I would add beans and rice. There are heaps of options with that!
You can bake your own healthy style muffins, with nuts or even including grated carrot and zucchini, or oat muffins or many other grains. These will last a little bit in a sealed container in the fridge, but you can also freeze them to last longer, so you could make a double batch and have two weeks worth for the barn! The great thing with these is that you can just eat them with one hand while you're doing whatever!
And of course there are a range of pre-made things in most shops, from nut or oat bars to miniature packets of biscuits, or cheese and cracker combinations or little fruit and nut bags!