Best Meal Prep Ideas for the Road

Before you leave for a long road trip, make sure to stock up on healthy, wholesome snacks and meals. That way, you won’t succumb to unhealthy fast food and truck stop options. But, what if you want something a little more hearty than fruit, nuts, and veggies?

Check out these two easy meal prep options to keep you full during long road trips:

Salad in a Jar

Salads in a jar are super easy meals that you can prepare way in advance. They keep for about 10 days, so you won’t have to worry about them going bad in your absence!

Here’s how you do it:

  • In a Mason jar, but dressing of your choice at the bottom
  • Layer salad toppings next (hint: grains, mushrooms, and proteins should go directly in the dressing to soak up the flavors)
  • Stuff as many greens as you can after your toppings
  • Push down lettuce and screw on lid
  • Keep in cooler in your truck until you’re ready to eat
  • Either dump in a bowl, or eat directly out of the jar!

For some recipe ideas, check out Wholefully’s.

Homemade Tuna Lunchables

Canned tuna and salmon are great for road trips because they don’t require refrigeration. Put together lunchables like this:

  • In a Tupperware container, put a pop-top can of tuna or salmon, whole grain crackers, guacamole or mayo, and a side of your choice (we like carrots!)
  • Mix the guacamole/mayo with the tuna/salmon to form a salad
  • Use a fork to put it on the crackers
  • Enjoy!

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