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Old 06-08-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Austin
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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.
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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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.
Wraps! Also lots of summer ideas here: Bento Menu Library | Weekly Healthy Lunch Menu | 365 Lunch Ideas
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:21 AM
 
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What about baking up some chicken or other type of meat and then wrapping it up on plastic wrap and then bringing a cooler along. Is this an option, bringing a cooler? Chopped up fruits and veggies.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Picnics, whatever non-sandwich foods you'd take on a picnic. Friend chicken, boiled eggs, apples, oranges, bananas, chips and dips, potato salad, etc. What do you usually have for lunch and can you pack it to travel?
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Anything for a thermos. Hotdog, soup. sandwiches, wraps, veggies, fruits, snacks.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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First of all I'd strongly suggest getting the kids involved

See what they want and then find a way to keep everything fresh, I have
no idea on how far or long your going. you can always find a store or a quick store
just get everyone together and make a list, this will accomplish a few things

(1) The kids will know they have a say and feel better about anything that comes
up as they are a part of it !

(2) If something does not work out, everyone was involved so everyone get's to
help find a solution and this is what makes the trip more of an adventure !

Have a Great time and enjoy the adventures
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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Hummus (different flavors and you can call it "dip" for the kids) with a variety of veggie sticks.

Cherry tomatoes. String cheese. Smoked salmon. Fruit. Nuts.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Fried chicken travels well. You could also use a cooler and make cold soups in small mason jars. Granola and yogurt that you can purchase the yogurt when needed would be a good idea.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Traveling meals in Southern India usually consists of tamarind rice (with roasted & salted peanuts), curd rice, plantain chips, and lightly steamed veggies with shredded coconut. We usually don't travel for more than 12 hours, so food stays fresh.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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Hard boiled eggs, pita bread stuffed with tuna and lettuce or sprouts (an old trick--kids may not think stuffed pita is a sandwich--LOL!), matchstick carrots, cheese and pepperoni sticks, fruit kabobs (made ahead of time, of course), cold pizza, rice cakes w/cream cheese or peanut butter, meatballs, someone said bento boxes (love this idea!), homemade bean burritos, juice boxes, popcorn balls (for snacks), fresh coconut (dessert!), oranges (already peeled & sectioned), to name quite a few!

And I really love the idea above suggesting to get the kids involved with the choices. You could emphasize balance--have them pick at least 2 or 3 fruits and vegetables, 1 grain, and 1 protein. Great opportunity to learn about nutrition and making wise food choices. Happy trails and drive safely!
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