The day before a family trip tends to be the most hectic in the trip planning phase. Last minute bag checks, reservation verifications, cleaning and organizing the house are a few of the many action items that tend to be on our To Do List. Sometimes what happens in the midst of all the commotion, is that we lose our healthy eating habits and reach for something fast, which has the tendency to also be unhealthy. And if we’re feeling particularly anxious (or lazy), we may even opt to grab take-out (though you definitely can make healthy choices with take-out, why not save those extra funds for your trip?). However, we don’t have to make poor choices when rushing about the day before we hit the road.
To recap, here are some meal options to consider:
1. Breakfast for Dinner
2. Sandwiches with fruit and salad
3. Grilled Chicken/Cold Cuts on Salad
4. Turkey cutlets (sauteed) with side of string beans and/or fried potatoes
5. Baked/Grilled Fish with salad
6. Spaghetti and turkey meat sauce with a side of spinach
All of these meals take less than 30 minutes to cook. Using frozen vegetables instead of fresh vegetables can help cut down on preparation time as you’d cook them straight from the bag. Use paper plates, cups, and utensils so that you have minimal items to clean up. Your goal is to get out of the kitchen as quickly as possible and get to focusing 100% on your trip.
What do you do for dinner the night before a family trip?