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I need some ideas. Every Tuesday I prepare and send team lunch for my husband’s …

I need some ideas. Every Tuesday I prepare and send team lunch for my husband’s office. I’m struggling this week to come up with something that’s a little lighter. It’s going to be super hot next week so I want to stay on the lighter side. It also needs to travel well as he drives 30 mins to work. Last week when it was hot I did chicken salad and tuna salad sandwiches which were a huge hit. I’m out of other cold options that will fuel a team without putting them all to sleep. It doesn’t have to be cold just thought with it being hot it might be nice. The warming option is a crockpot. It’s a team of 12.

thank for the original creator Erin Vaksdal

36 thoughts on “I need some ideas. Every Tuesday I prepare and send team lunch for my husband’s …”

  1. Craig Lori Houchins

    Chili with different toppings that they can add, and peanut butter sandwiches. I always off my husband cold dinners but he likes a good hot meal at least once a day.

  2. Jacki Randolph Taylor

    Chicken pasta salad
    Cooked chicken
    Bell peppers chopped
    Zesty Italian dressing

  3. Bake potato bar! Cook potatoes put in ice chest ! Will keep them hot! All the fixings cheese meat sour cream butter

  4. Rhonda Estep-Baugh

    How about a Charcuterie board with cheese and nuts and grapes and sandwiches of cucumbers and cream cheese and pimiento cheese cut in triangles! Put dill in the cream cheese

  5. Shrimp pasta salad, broccoli salad, fresh fruit salad, assortment of bagels and cream cheeses.

  6. Debi Greenwood Rogers

    Chicken salad, tuna salad? Mexican stack is easy: meat in crockpot, chips & stuff to pile on.

  7. Kathy Miele Seabury Sampson

    Many ideas, but one is to get (as needed) some tortillas, preferably larger in size, so you can cut them in half, or for a smaller group, the smaller tortillas. Make a salad with every veggie you can think of. I used to add some caesar salad dressing, or thousand island, blue cheese, whatever your preference to the bottom of each tortilla. Add your salad (maybe top with some crunchy tortilla chips, roll, and roll into tinfoil.

  8. Pasta salad

    Noodles of choice (I like their color spiral)
    Black olives
    Cheese cubes
    Cherry or grape tomatoes
    Italian dressing

  9. Taco salads -. Meat in the crockpot, topping on the side. Each can make their own

    Wraps and chips

  10. how about a pasta salad without a mayo dressing-we do that a lot in the hot summer months-we use an italian dressing or a vinegrette to dress the pasta.

  11. Deb Baer Fraij Windsor

    You can make shredded chicken sandwiches in a crock pot. Veggies & dip, variety of pickles, olives, variety of cut up cheeses.

  12. Christie Muscaro-Asselin

    Pasta salad – pasta , Italian dressing , bell peppers , cucumbers , carrots , cherry tomatoes, black olives , snow peas , whatever veggies you choose – add some cold grilled chicken in

  13. Maybe try a chicken ranch pasta salad with some corn on the cob as a side. You boil a package of choice size shell noodles mix in a bag of steamed frozen mixed peas and carrots chop up chicken and mix in you can do breast or you can shred a rotisserie or even canned chicken for convenience. Mix a package or 2 of dry ranch with mayo depending on size of dish. I use 2 packages with 1 and 1/2 cups mayo more or less depending on your taste for a whole box of small shells. Refrigerate overnight . Cook a big mess of corn on the cob in a crockpot on low over night and you will be all set.

  14. Kari Peterson Lillo

    Make a big Taco Salad. You could send the cooked meat and other fixings in ziploc bags to throw together just before serving.

  15. How about pinwheel sandwiches. Any filling on tortilla wraps. Make the night before nd he can cut at work.

  16. Mindy Pickering

    Italian pinwheel wraps (pepperoni, salami cheese etc on tortilla) I’d have to look up exact recipe it’s been a while since I made them any wrap would be good ex ham and Swiss wraps and honestly if they like the chickwn salad I’d put them on a wrap for them or croissants to switch it up spaghetti salad is also really yummy if u haven’t tried it. Is spaghetti noodles cucumber onion tom peppers cheese and Italian dressing served cold

  17. Sabrina Barnes Burton

    Vegetable pizza , fruit pizza, 3 bean salad, cottage cheese salad- heat up can of crushed pineapple add any flavor of jello let cool but not harden add cool whip and cottage cheese refrigerate overnight

  18. Holly Forester Trotter

    One of our teammates brought food for us yesterday. She did quiche/frittata baked in a 9×13 and a big salad.

  19. Tracy Statz Johnston

    A big Italian sub sandwich (or two) — get a big loaf of crusty bread, hollow it out some, layer Italian meats (or ham, turkey, etc would work too), a couple cheeses, and shredded lettuce and thinly sliced onion. Dressings like a nice vinegarette on the side. Serve with a simple pasta salad or chips.

  20. Cold watermelon, deviled eggs and pasta salad with salami, pepperoni, ham, tomato, cucumber, celery, scallions, mild pickled banana peppers, mozzarella balls, black olives and Italian dressing. Brownies or chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

  21. Amanda Flanagan

    Italian chicken spaghetti

    spaghetti noodles
    i use fajita chicken just warm it up
    Italian dressing

    cook noodles, heat chicken mix all 3 ingredients in big bow serve hot or cold.. i actually prefer it cold

  22. Juli Mott Bastien

    I love to do hawaiian roll sliders. Fill with lunch meat and cheeses, toppings and condiments on the side, but individually after assembled. Slide right back into the packaging and load in a cooler.

  23. Kelly Freder Kubenik

    A Light, Healthy and Tasty Offering for Taco Tuesday. Enjoy!

    Tex-Mex Chopped Chicken Salad
    For the dressing:
    2 Tbsp. Ortega taco seasoning, hot or mild
    1 cup light Ranch
    24 ounces grilled chicken cooled and diced
    4 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped, about 1 head
    1/2 cup Roma tomatoes, diced
    1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
    1/2 cup green onions, sliced
    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    6 Tsp. lime juice
    1/2 cup of jalapeño & jicama mixed together
    In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for dressing then refrigerate until ready to use.
    In a large bowl, toss salad ingredients together. Add dressing a little at a time then toss until lightly coated.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
    Makes 4 servings

  24. Maria Lanteigne

    Macaroni salad with chicken or broccoli and bacon salad, both are filling but light enough on a hot day.

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