Whether packing for a day at the beach, a hike in the woods, or just a picnic at your local park, summer is a season for easy, portable, grab & go fare. But don’t fall into the trap of reaching for greasy bag of potato chips or fast-food hamburger. Try some of our favorite ideas for ensuring that your on-the-go dining is wholesome & healthy, too!
Pita pockets are our go-to when it comes to portable meals & the possibilities are endless! Heading out for an early-morning trek? Slather on some nut butter & fill with fresh fruit. Sprinkle on some shredded coconut & sunflower seeds for a nutritious & filling on-the-go breakfast, ready in 5 minutes!
Mason jars make a perfect container for grab & go salads. Make a big batch of lentils, garbanzo beans, or your favorite whole grain, then portion out into individual jar salads for the whole week! Follow this basic formula: dressing on bottom, then grains or beans followed by chopped veggies, then top with lettuce, cheese, nuts, & seeds. When ready to eat, just shake it all up & enjoy!
Put that mason jar to a sweeter use with a deliciously simple chia pudding. Just mix together chia seeds & milk (or your preferred non-dairy milk) in a 1:4 ratio, add sweetener to taste, & refrigerate overnight. The next morning, top with fresh fruit & you’re ready to go!
There’s a reason why trail mix is a summer snacking staple: it’s a tasty treat that is also quick, convenient, & super-portable. Try one of our suggested combinations or use your own preferred mix of nuts, fruit, & seeds – just don’t forget the chocolate chips!