Tips for Lunches That Can Be Left Unrefrigerated

We often get questions from our readers about lunches that can be left unrefrigerated — what can be packed and just left underneath a desk? While we have a few go-to ideas, like these salad-stuffed pita pockets, we're always glad of more ideas. Take a look at this article that covers safety issues, creative ideas for kid-friendly lunches, good lunch bags, and more!

This article comes from a local parenting mag. (Full disclosure: I found it because they did a little piece on me and my new book.)

There were some interesting bits in this piece. I particularly liked the note that yogurt can be left out at room temperature longer than you might expect because the bacteria cultures fight spoilage. I also liked the list of creative alternatives to the sandwich, and the great recipe for tuna and white bean salad.

Read more: Lunches You Don't Have to Refrigerate at Columbus Parent

What's your favorite no-fridge lunch?

Related: 5 Quick and Delicious Lunches Under 400 Calories

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.