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« on: November 13, 2007 08:34:05 PM »

My friend and I are going on a trip and will be travelling ALL DAY. As we are hoping to keep our expenses minimal we were hoping you guys would have some great ideas for food for us to take with us.

It needs to:
Be able to last all day
And preferrably not be tooooo hard to make.... or expensive LOL.

We do eat meat, but we also LOVE vegetarian food. Veges, tofu, lentils, etc. All good.

Thanks heaps Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007 08:49:44 PM »

Burritos/wraps are my favorite car food, because everything can be self-contained in the tortilla!  As long as you don't load them with anything very drippy, they'll work a treat... for instance:
Chorizo and scrambled eggs with cheese... in a burrito
chicken caesar salad (with dressing-- it's thick enough)... in a burrito
Indian peas/potatoes curry... in a burrito
fried potatoes with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, etc... in a--

you get the picture Wink

As long as you either eat the perishable wraps first (i.e. anything with eggs or mayo) the others will keep if they're wrapped in foil and kept out of the sun.

Have fun, and have a safe trip!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007 08:56:53 PM »

Haha, yeah wraps ARE pretty tasty. It's her, me and her older sister (17, 18, 20), so we are planning on having a little picnic on the bus haha.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008 04:37:21 AM »

Im going to bump this.
Im the friend mentioned and we are going in like two weeks, (man, we started planning early!) we will be preparing the food the night before as we have to get up to leave at about 5am or something crazy.
Burritos/wraps are a good idea, question, what is chorizo??
We will probably also make some sushi but I dont know what else!
This has to be our food for pretty much the whole day, so we need lots of different stuff, that is easy to package, able to eat cold (though we may be able to heat SOME stuff up and eat it that night) etc etc


i am sorry for being a bad, rude swapper. i am sorry to all the partners i flaked on, and all the feelings i hurt. i feel really guilty, my life is messed up right now and i got greedy and selfish. i didnt think about anything but getting nice things. i am so sorry everyone. i'll be leaving now.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008 10:11:53 PM »

its not (normally) a meal- but trail mix is my favorite thing ever (i went through so much of it this last semester...)  you can put anything you want in it, but i like it simple... peanuts, raisins and M&MS!  you can add other fruits or nuts if you like.  my conditioning teacher said this was her favorite "stoping at the convienience store" snack, but making a big batch is so much cheaper.

« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008 10:16:07 PM »

Hey thats sounds like a good idea!
I loved that stuff growing up.

i am sorry for being a bad, rude swapper. i am sorry to all the partners i flaked on, and all the feelings i hurt. i feel really guilty, my life is messed up right now and i got greedy and selfish. i didnt think about anything but getting nice things. i am so sorry everyone. i'll be leaving now.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008 10:00:37 AM »

Baby carrots and hummus travel pretty well and can make a good snack between lunch and dinner. 
Will you have a cooler?  You could also bring some cheese, those baby belle ones wrapped in wax travel really well.

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008 12:13:42 PM »

Chorizo is a type of bulk sausage--it looks like hamburger, and it usually comes on plastic trays or in "chubs", which are squishy plastic tube-things.  When you cook in a skillet, it falls apart as you stir it.  Do NOT buy a super cheap/low quality chorizo, because the REALLY cheap stuff turns into a nasty mushy half-liquid mess.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008 12:35:32 PM »

Chorizo more specifically is a latino sausage so lots of yummy spices. 

My hubby and I like to eat healthy which can be tough when we travel  and we have been traveling quite a bit as of late.  Airport food is horrible and overpriced ($80 lunch in Schipol Airport  Shocked ).  But I have come up with some fantastic foods for travel.

Oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries and apricots -  They are yummy and the oats are filling which is helpful. 

Trail mix - granola - Again oats, dried fruit and nuts.  This is a great food because, as someone mentioned, previously you can add candy and whatever else your heart desires.

Sandwich/Wraps - These have already been suggested but I'd like to provide some valuable input.  I would pack the stuffing separate from the bread/wrap.  Nothing is worse than a soggy sandwich or wrap.  It is hell to eat.  So assemble it during the trip......not always easy but worth it for something that doesn't have the texture of wet paper towels.

Pasta Salad - This is one of my fav foods to pack.  I use medium shells, broccoli, artichokes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, peas, red bell pepper and whatever else I feel like that day.  Then I sprinkle a little powdered italian dressing and add oil and vinegar.  This travels very well.

Croissants - Travel is meant to be relaxing and nothing relaxes me more than tasty bread.  So for some trips I pick up a few croissants to enjoy with tea.  They are also great for sandwiches. 

Hope this helps.


« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008 03:55:42 PM »

DEF the pasta(or rice) salad too... I like to add diced ham or chicken, frozen peas, diced carrots, cubed cheese. italin dressing.

String cheese travles well.

Also those yogurt tubes (or make you own in snack size zip lock bags)  freeze them. so they stay nice & cold.

Baby carrots with peanut or other nut butter.

corn muffins with dried cranberries & cherries.  or Cheddar & chili powder.

a big bag of gummy bears. ... I don't know why, but i always want gummy bears when i drive a long distance!

a bag of small apples, & pears.

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