No Refrigeration On the Go Meals - Ideas needed quickly!

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No Refrigeration On the Go Meals - Ideas needed quickly!
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:29pm

I just started a new job as an in-home therapist about a month ago.  This being said, I drive around to different families' homes all day and as a result can be gone from my own home for 10 or so hours easily (the area I work in is about 35 minutes away from my home, so I don't go back home during the day at all).  I really need some ideas for meals/foods I can eat because I don't have access to a refrigerator, and I do not know how long an insulated lunch tote would keep my food cool enough for freshness purposes.  

Currently I have been doing lots of fruit, protein bars, some cereals, nuts, water, and some snack crackers every so often.  I buy coffee while I am out (which can add up quickly) so I do not want to have to buy full meals out on top of that (and fastfood isn't always the healthiest either).

Does anyone have any suggestions for me please?  It's been about a month of eating the above foods during the day and it is starting to get old already. =/  Any suggestions are appreciated.  Thank you!