Delicious and quick recipes you can learn to make and pack for a trip and some simple tips on how to enjoy them while traveling.
Are you a frequent flyer? That means you have a luggage in a corner always ready to grab for a trip! Then you know pretty well how it is to get hungry in-between travels. It is a desperate moment when you need food and there is none anywhere. A frustration to stare at those bills in your wallet but there is no food to buy. I think it is about time to learn how to bring simple meals that are travel-friendly. A convenient pack to be sure you can keep going on a busy schedule. For people like you who are always on the go, here are quick and delicious meals for trips!
Quick to Make, Easy to Pack, Ready-to-Eat Recipes for Your Travels
1. Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad
- 1 lb. pasta (any choice you like, I used the bow kind)
- 4 tbsp. oil (olive or canola, what do you have?)
- 1 broccoli (cut into florets)
- 8 oz. Feta cheese
- 1 cup seedless olives, chopped
- 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- Salt and ground black pepper for seasoning
How to do it?
- Cook the pasta according to directions.
- When done, let it drain and put in a bowl. Coat well with oil. (1 tbsp. oil)
- Heat 1 tbsp. oil to a frying pan and cook broccoli until soft. Do not overcook.
- Scoop the cooked broccoli into the pasta and mix well.
- Crush the feta cheese on the broccoli and put the olives too. Stir.
- Put the vinegar and the rest of the oil and toss in the pasta mix.
- Season with salt and pepper. Chill overnight.
2. Chickpea Sandwich
- 1 can chickpeas, washed
- ¼ cup vegan mayo
- 1 tbsp. mustard (preferably whole grain)
- 1 ½ tbsp. vinegar
- 2 tsp. celery seeds
- ¼ cup sliced celery
- 2 tbsp. minced scallions
- Ground black pepper
- Sliced bread
- Lettuce leaves rinsed and drained
How to do it?
- Prepare your vegetable chopper. Process the chickpeas first and then add the rest of the ingredients (except for the bread and lettuce). Pulse again to mix them together.
- Prepare your bread and put lettuce leaves as you like.
- Spoon the chickpea mixture on it and top with other bread. Ready to pack!
3. Veggies in a Dip
You can pick and mix any vegetable cutlets that you like. Prepare your favorite dip and pack them together. Look for a container that is not breakable and can be sealed. You do not want it to spill or break in your bag while in travel, do you?
The simplest and easiest so far to prepare and mix. A healthy on-the-go meal!
4. Turkey and Potato Hand Pies
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion
- Salt and pepper
- 1 potato
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- ¾ cup frozen peas
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 ½ cup shredded chicken
- Pie crusts chilled
- 1 egg
- Mixed veggie salad
How to do it?
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C
- Prepare a sheet and line it with baking paper
- In a large pan, heat oil and fry onion seasoned with salt and pepper. Stir and cover.
- Add the potato and cook until tender. (7 minutes)
- Add the curry stir for a minute then remove from heat,
- Add the peas, raisins, and vinegar. Mix well, followed by the chicken.
- Cut the unrolled pie crust into four triangles.
- Scoop the chicken mixture to each of the crusts.
- Fold the dough over the filling and press it to seal using a fork.
- Arrange them on the baking sheet, brush the top with egg.
- Bake until cooked and browned. (20 min)
- Serve with salad.
5. Fried Chicken with Raspberry Chicken Honey
- Chicken pieces
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- Sugar, 3 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup and 3 tbsp. pepper sauce
- 1 pack raspberries
- ½ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Vegetable oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
How to do it?
- Place resealable bags into 2 bowls and place chicken pieces in each.
- In another bowl, mix buttermilk, sugar, garlic, 3 cups water, pepper sauce, 3 tbsp. salt. Mix until salt is melted.
- Put inside the bags together with the chickens and chill for 6 hrs.
- In a blender, process raspberries.
- Into the raspberry mixture, mix in honey, paprika, a dash of salt and the 3 tbsp. sauce.
- Preheat oven to 120 degrees C. Heat oil in a skillet.
- Put flour in 2 baking dish. Toss each chicken until fully coated and deep fry (15 min till brown and cooked)
- Serve with a raspberry.
Above meals are fit for times that you need to hurry to catch a flight, or a scheduled boat and road trips. You may make them quick to have enough time to eat before you go or pack to bring with you.
Here are tips on how to pack your meals safely:
- Plan ahead – Prepare beforehand what is needed so easy and ready for packing in the morning. Gather your supplies and put them all in 1 area.
- Packing Materials – It is advisable to store your food in a sealed container. The kind that would not spill or can contain the smell of the food. Make it small and handy, preferably disposable.
- Choose food that is not messy – Sandwiches, fruits, fresh-cut veggies, pasta, nuts, dry foods are examples of easy to pack food. Easy to pick, and eat!
Here is a useful video on tips how to pack your food when traveling:
Hopefully, this article gave you helpful ideas when you travel. This is written to make your traveling time stress-free and enjoyable when it comes to meals. It is safer and cheaper to make your own meals ahead at home compared to buying them outside.
If you have more tips to share on how to make it easier, we are interested. Leave your comments here and we will share it with everyone.
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