4 Easy Healthy Meals to Bring On the Road
We believe in travelling well you must find a way for the easy healthy meals while on the road. When thinking about a road trip and the food you will eat, you might not just need some quick snacks, but actual full and well-balanced meals. Perhaps you don’t want to eat another McDonald’s chicken sandwich, or you simply don’t want to stop at a restaurant and spend too much time there. These options include foods you can eat in the car, with some that do require finding a local rest stop to heat it up.
Tuna With Carrots and Celery
As long as you don’t mind the smell of tuna in a can or a foil package, this is a great meal to bring with you! It is particularly useful in your hotel room when you need a quick meal but doesn’t have access to a kitchenette or nearby restaurant offering a healthy option. We pack a bowl, knives, and forks while we are on the road for just this situation. Get your easy pull tuna so you don’t have to mess around with a can opener. If you don’t have a cooler with mayonnaise, you can still use a little travel-size bottle of extra virgin olive oil, some sea salt, and black pepper or we like cayenne pepper in a baggie and some sliced olives to put in the tuna salad, then you have a lovely dinner with carrots and celery as your side.
Salads in Jars
You might not have access to all the dishes and containers you need to prepare salads from scratch while on the road, but you can certainly open a jar and stick a fork inside! Make some salad jars before your trip, then keep them fresh in the cooler. Mason jars are perfect since the vegetables stay fresh and don’t wilt quickly. Make sure the heavier, crunchier vegetables are at the bottom and the lettuce is at the top, since it tends to wilt more easily. Make and keep your simple extra virgin olive oil, organic apple cider vinegar, sea salt and black pepper dressing in a separate container.
Yes, you can have taco salad right in your car! This is good for the first day, or the second day if you have a cooler. Brown some meat and put it in a freezer bag after it has cooled. Bring along bags with lettuce and vegetables, and put those in the cooler as well. When you are at the rest stop, take out your ingredients, put them in a paper bowl or on a plate, and you have yourself a delicious taco salad.
- Breakfast Burritos
This is something you can make if you have access to a cooler in the car, and a microwave in your hotel room or at rest stops. Even convenience stores often have microwaves you can use. Make the burritos before you leave by scrambling the eggs and making burritos with your choice of healthy toppings, such as vegetables, cheese, and diced ham. Wait for the burrito to cool, then wrap it tightly in tin foil and keep it frozen until you leave. Put it in the cooler when you leave for your trip, then take it out and open it to microwave when you’re ready.
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Now to be clear we don’t eat any wheat, grains or gluten so this is not a breakfast for us. However, if you don’t have issues with wheat, gluten or grains this is a good breakfast idea. We also never use a microwave so we would either pre-boil eggs for the trip or go down to the hotel breakfast lobby to make this dish.
So there you have it a few easy healthy meals to bring on the road.