Long car trips go hand in hand with ‘servo stops’ and sausage rolls, burgers or sugary snacks, but it doesn’t take much to be prepared and avoid the dreaded Golden Arches. You might chance a café that does a filling, nutritious salad but why risk being disappointed? Either way, someone is bound to have the munchies before you reach your destination so have something tasty, nutritious and home made on hand to satisfy.
Make a couple of these classic travel safe meals and everyone will want to get back in the car where the yummy food is. An airtight container or sealed jar, and cooler bag, is all you would need for storage.
Road trip treats
Keeps for up to 2 weeks, can be eaten dry or add milk/nut milk/yoghurt
Combine the following and spread out on a lined baking sheet, bake for around 20 mins, until desired colour and crunch:
11/2-2 cups nuts of choice, chopped
1/3 cup Chia seeds
1/3 cup other seed mix (LSA, sunflower, pepitas etc)
1 cup flaked or desiccated coconut
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
2 table spoons honey/maple syrup or rice malt syrup (for a fructose free version)
Good coating of cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Egg muffin frittatas
Freeze these for up to a week, wrapped individually in an airtight container
Add grated sweet potato, zucchini and onion into the bottom of lined muffin tins, bake on 180 degrees for 15 minutes
Add chopped tomato, olives, herbs or your favourite sauce or home made relish and crack an egg on top of each muffin base. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, Add some cheese for the last 5 minutes of desired (full fat, organic).
Leftover burger patties
Burger patties can be frozen for months
Add grated zucchini and carrot to give them extra veggie power.
Combine mince meat of choice, or lentils, onion, salt, pepper, 2-3 tablespoons almond meal, one egg and shape into patties, cook and refrigerate until packing to leave.
Burger patties can be served wrapped in lettuce leaves, together with a ‘salad in a jar’ or on their own if vegetables were grated into the mix.
Want to learn more great travel recipes, or health tips? Then you need a Reset Lifestyle Consult with Kalianna Dean, of www.kalianandean.com. Kalianna is a health coach, Reiki practitioner and beginner’s yoga instructor with experience in autoimmune diseases, hormonal and gut health and stress management.