View Full Version : Travel foods for long drive!!
02-23-2012, 08:54 AM
My husband is deploying to afghanistan and I'm moving back home while he's gone, it's gonna be a 7-9 day drive from WA to GA we have a toddler under 2 & dog were not wanting to do any fast food so we gonna pack things like oats, nuts, rice cakes, protein shakes and bars we'll prob stop at grocery stores and buy meats for night time meals when we stop for the night, but I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions or creative meals that are doable on the road? Thanks in advance for any suggestions :)
02-23-2012, 01:58 PM
When my husband & I drive back to WI from SC we always load up on jerky, (beef & chicken), and trail mix. Pack the cooler with bottled water and we're good to go!
02-23-2012, 06:15 PM
lol omg I love long trips because of the Jerky. I dont recommend as its so high in sodium but dang is it good.Maybe boil some eggs for yourself too and lay them atop the cooler so you can grab some protein when needed. Good luck on your trip and many well wishes to your hubby.
02-23-2012, 06:26 PM
good old peaunut butter. Drive safe the passes are snowed in, good luck from WA.
02-23-2012, 10:08 PM
You can pack a cooler with cottage cheese, stick, string cheese, greek yogurt. You can cook some chicken/beef, slice it up and put the portions in baggies. Prepare some tuna and divide the portions to make quick sandwiches or wraps. Hardboiled eggs, even deli meats are an option. Pack up some fruit, celery, carrot sticks, pickles, etc...anything works in a cooler.
Travel safe. :)
02-23-2012, 10:51 PM
Kim's suggestions are best so you can get some variety! Peanut butter and honey sandwiches are also good (we used to travel with PB&J all the time when I was a kid) and don't need to be refrigerated. Tuna packets, nuts, fruit, sweet potato baby food...there's lots of things that travel well.
I'm in a similar situation you are in. My hubby just deployed (not to Afghanistan, thankfully) and I moved back "home" (where the family is, I've never lived here...LOL). It will be great for your child to get to spend time with your extended family. Being an AF brat, I didn't really have the opportunity to be close to mine (enter Facebook...ha!). I LOVED getting to see a bit more of the world than a lot of my friends did, so I wouldn't change much about how I grew up but it would have been nice to know my extended family a bit more personally than you get to when overwhelmed by huge gatherings during some holidays or family reunions. Enjoy it!