Just wondering what other vegans eat when they need to pack a lunchbox. And what lunchbox/drink bottle you prefer if any?
I need some help because I usually get lazy about lunchboxes. Sometimes so much that I just grab a plastic bag, chuck in a bunch of fruit and a bunch of vegetables whole out of the crisper and go like that. Gets me some weird looks at uni...
My ideal lunchbox when I'm not lazy is probably: 2-3 peices of fruit, A HUGE salad (with homemade dressing and truckloads of veggies, sometimes with beans, nuts/seeds, sprouts, whatever's on hand) and a whole carrot to munch on. I think I'd like to add in some more calories but I don't really know what to add. I like to stay pretty high raw during the day, just because I feel good that way, but generally have a healthy cooked vegan meal for dinner with my family. I don't want to O.D on nuts/fats. Ideally I'd eat more fruit but my brekky usually consist of a lot of fruit and I can only afford to buy so much. Maybe I just try to buy more of what fruit is the cheapest like bananas and take a couple to uni with me too. People at uni think I'm kinda weird because of all the fruit & green stuff I eat. Also the volume of my food is so much more than other people's. I take up like a whole shelf in the communal fridge lol.
I've been thinking that maybe I should invest in some kind of automatic vegetable slicer, to make my salad really fast... what do you think?
Also any tips on a lunch box that might suit me? I want something leakproof and with a large compartment for my humongous salad. 4 cup capacity at least? (At home I eat my salad out of a mixing bowl) I'm happy to just carry my fruit & carrot whole and separate. But something for a big salad and even something to put my dressing in would be good. And a decent drink bottle! would like something that is lightweight & big, probably 1 L would be good. I can appreciate laptop lunches blog, but don't think those apply to me that well, but I could see them being great for my kids.