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Old 06-10-2014, 07:24 AM
 
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Layered salads packed in plastic cups or tupper containers, dressing on the side.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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You could make homemade "Lunchables": cheese and meat cut into bite-size shapes with some crackers. Still the same components as a sandwich, but somehow feels like a different thing.

For road trips where people are eating in the car, it's a good idea to pick foods that entirely (or almost entirely) eliminate the needs for utensils and dividing into individual portions while in the car. There's too much potential for spillage (or fighting children because someone "got more food"). For that reason, I'm not a huge fan of stuff like soups and most salad in the car.

Granted, yes, you can pull over and eat, but more than likely someone will want something while the car is in motion, and portable snacks that are easy to clean will probably save a lot of time and sanity.

My mom has always been a huge proponent of healthy eating, and even she accepts that road trip food is just not going to hold a candle to daily regular food. When I was little, she'd pack sandwiches, cut up veggie sticks (I was always happy to eat them without dip), and stuff like grapes and pre-peeled oranges, plus some crackers and whatnot. Things that were easy to grab and munch on at 70mph and wouldn't cause giant problems if they fell onto the seat or floor. I do similar things when my husband and I take a road trip these days.

(I also may or may not take advantage of a road trip to get some McDonald's french fries...)
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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The kids and I are doing a lot of driving this summer and they are understandably getting tired of sandwiches. I need ideas on what else I can make and take so we aren't hitting drive-thrus.
Do you have any Indian bakeries close by? Things like onion bhaji amd samosas are delecious and hold up well in travel.
Same for Carribbean beef and chicken patties.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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There are a million ways to make tasty pasta salads. I like cold quiche. Just a couple of suggestions.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:03 PM
 
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Pasta salad made me think of quinoa tabouli as another option (healthier than cous cous).
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Pasta salad made me think of quinoa tabouli as another option (healthier than cous cous).
I make my tabouleh with buckwheat.
Delicious!
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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I would take buckwheat over cous cous or cracked bulgar wheat, although I do like the taste of cracked bulgar wheat. Unfortunately, it is not healthy, especially since most of it is cracked in gmo cottonseed oil.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I would take a bunch of Chobani Flips, apples, bananas, grapes and berries. Oatmeal cookies (baked and frozen in individual bags), string cheese and rolled up lunch meat for protein, or maybe a high quality hotdog. I would take big pickles, if the kids like them.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:58 PM
 
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You can make Flour Tortillas . Infact its a healthier option when compared to sandwiches
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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You can make Flour Tortillas . Infact its a healthier option when compared to sandwiches
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