With school holidays already here (or just around the corner), you may be planning a family road trip.
When considering meal stops during long trips, the allure of roadside diners and fast food joints can be hard to resist. However, if you are interested in saving money and time and making healthier choices for the family, here are some car-ready meal ideas that will get you through every long ride.
Butter Banana Roll Ups
We love this easy and healthy meal on the go, especially when it comes to breakfast. All you need are a couple of bananas, whole wheat tortillas, and peanut butter. (If your kids are allergic to nuts, try substituting peanut butter with sunflower seed butter). Spread the butter on the tortilla and roll it around the banana, then cut into pieces.
We’re all about getting creative with snacks on the road. Think finger food when you’re preparing your kid’s Personalised Bento Boxes You can add a combination of celery sticks, carrots, cucumber and hummus; or mix crackers, cheeses and fruits. The choices are endless and better yet, it will keep the kids entertained!
Salads in Jars:
Aside from being Pinterest-approved, salads in a jar are perfect for no-mess meals in the car. Grainy salads travel exceptionally well, so try a base of brown rice or pasta such as rotini or penne. Pour the dressing on the bottom and add any mixture of toppings the kids like. Remember, less is more.
Stuck on You tip: Mason jars will keep the salad fresher, but if you’re planning on a long trip make sure to keep them somewhere cold.
Ham, cheese, peanut butter, jelly – the combinations are infinite and you can never go wrong with the humble sandwich. We recommend trying to make them out of whole wheat dinner rolls. They’re easy to make on the go, plus their small size makes them perfect for kids to handle, so you’ll avoid the mess.
Stuck on You Tip: Take small dressing packages with you for easy and no-mess spread.