Good Lunches for a College Student with All-Day Classes?

published Aug 31, 2010
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Q: I am a college student with classes three days a week from 8:00am straight through until 2:45pm. My instructor for the 12:00pm class has said we can eat in her class, but it’s speech, and I have no access to a fridge, a microwave, and it would be pretty tough to use a fork or spoon.

I am sick and tired of vending machine lunches! Help!

Sent by Libby

Editor: Libby, this reminds me of this very similar question:

• Brown Bag Meals: Best (Quiet) Snacks for Eating In Class?

I think that one of your best bets would be to make very simple yet modular lunches. Get a sealed tiffin or another compartmentalized container, and carry some hard cheese, grapes, a peanut butter sandwich, a few crackers, and a small container of hummus. These should all be fine without refrigeration for a few hours. Supplement with cherry tomatoes, cookies, dried fruit, a protein bar, and containers of nuts. For a few more ideas, check out this post:

Readers, any ideas for Libby?

(Image: Emma Christensen)