Short Healthy Road Trip Meal Ideas with Food Prep

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Full day of eating! Healthy ideas for road trip meals with protein, carbs, plus fruits and veggies!

We’re headed on a min road trip to the river tomorrow, and I just finished prepping food for our stay. We only needed two breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and snacks.

My meal plan for the 1 day road trip:

  • 🥚𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭: For breakfast, I decided we could eat: Hard Boiled Eggs, Greek yogurt, oatmeal, and fruit.
  • 🥯𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡: For a healthy lunch, I decided we would eat BBQ chicken sandwiches on skinny bagels with tomato & lettuce plus veggies. (for healthy lunch box ideas go here)
  • 🌯𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: For dinner, I wanted to eat Shredded pork tacos on tortillas with salsa, beans, and rice.
  • Snacks: For snacks, I brought Nuts, Rice cakes, fruit, and Built Bars always come with us!! (my Built bar discount code is HEALTHBEET)

Meal Prepping

For meal prepping, I like to break it down into proteins, grains, and fruits and veggies, rather than by meal. So, Here’s how I broke it down. It just makes more sense to divide up the work this way, and it feels more organized in my mind!

1) Prepping the Proteins

I start with proteins because it takes the most prep and thought. Here’s what I made for my proteins ahead of the trip:

🍗𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐬:

  • I put a roast of pork shoulder in the crockpot, and let it cook all day before the trip.
  • I hard boiled the eggs (I use this egg cooker, that I LOVE!)
  • and finally, I put the chicken breasts into the instant pot with some sugar free BBQ sauce.
  • and the beans I dumped out of a can- I didn’t pre-cook those.
  • Other proteins I brought was Greek yogurt for breakfast, the Built Bars and Pistachios for snacking.
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2) Prepping the Fruit and Veggies

🥕𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭:

While there wasn’t much to do in the way of prepping, to make sure we were eating our fruits and veggies, I did make sure I bought:

  • Salsa and lettuce, for the pork taco dinner.
  • bananas for breakfast
  • lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, apples and oranges for lunch and snacking!
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Prepping the Grains

🍚𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬:

While grains are having a PR problem in our country, I’m still eating them! So, for our grains I

  • Cooked the rice,
  • I bought 100 calorie oatmeal packs, plus protein oatmeal packs
  • I bought skinny bagels (100 calories each)(
  • I bought Maya’s tortillas (80 calories. To see my list of low calorie tortillas, head to this post)
  • and bought rice cakes- I LOVE RICE CAKES!
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Dessert

🍪Bonus- I Made cookies!!

And no road trip is complete without a delicious batch of homemade cookies! AMIRGHT!!?

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Macro Plate Diet

My current diet is based on the macro plate diet. This means,

  • Half of my meal from vegetables.
  • 1/4 of my meal from a whole protein source
  • and 1/4 of my meal from a rich carb source. (it could be grains OR fruit. But right now, it’s not both)

The fats are in a lot of foods, and they don’t need a special section on the plate.

See more about meal planning using the macro plate diet here and here!

Roadtrip Food healthy meal ideas

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