I drive for a living and lunch is always eaten on the go. I'm tired of the same old things all the time. I need recipes for wraps, salads, and other cold foods that are easy to eat behind the wheel.
Reason: Moved to Recipes forum
I like to mix a packet of tuna with a TBSP of mayo, shove it in 1/2 a pita with some lettuce and mater.
You can do the same with chicken.
Thermoses are great for soup.
1 cup cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup cubed cucumber, 1/2 cup tomato, 1/4 cup chickpeas, 2 tbsp dressing of choice.
3 oz beef, 1 ww tortilla, 1 tbsp salsa, 1 cup peppers
1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 4 oz chicken breast, 1 cup veg of choice.
I take these types of things daily and they can be eaten cold and taste fine :)
I like eating sprout sandwiches - just some ranch dressing with cheese of your choice and lots and lots of alfalfa sprouts! You can also put cucumber slices, tomato, peppers or any other kind of veggies you enjoy in there too.
Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
3c sliced roamine lettuce--2c shredded skinless,boneless rotisserie chicken breast--1/3c light Caesar dressing(such as Girard's)--4 light Italian her wraps(such as flatout)
Combine 1st 3 ingredients in large bowl & toss until coated. Spoon 1 cup of chicken mixture onto 1 end of each wrap. Roll up and secure w/toothpicks. Cut in half if desired. This recipe makes 4 wraps--Serving size-1 wrap
Cal 256, Fat 9g, Protein 31.1g, Carb 19.6g, Fiber 9.4g
I am concerned that you are actually driving while trying to eat.Hopefully you are at a rest stop.
Cheese, high fiber crackers and a piece of fruit. Not too messy, not drippy unless the fruit is extra juicy.
I don't think you should be eating behind the wheel at all, unless it is popping carrots or something like that into your mouth. Eating sandwiches while driving can be as dangerous as texting. It only takes a few minutes to pull off the road to eat a salad or home made sandwich. Be safe.
I've been putting leftovers into pitas lately. A pita seems to make anything delicious! I got the idea from this blog: http://www.thekitchn.com/the-original-conveni ence-food-pita-breadingredient-spotlight-1675 10
I think you should install a Betty Crocker Easy to Bake Oven so you can easily make some yummy treats on the go. It can also double as a meth lab.
I don't think the eating while driving people will like my comment but the meth heads will love me :)
Best salad recipe EVER:
- Tuna (tinned in olive oil or water OR seared)
- Artichoke Hearts
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Green Beans
- Olives & Capers
- Butter Lettuce
- Olive Oil, White Wine Vinegar & Dijon Mustard Dressing
- A little red onion if you like it!
heh heh....i like the out-there humor of people. and the good ideas they create.
While the meth lab made me laugh, substituting Japanese nori for tortilla bread to make cone shaped salad filled packets may be cheaper, more practical & healthier. You don't need to include rice if you don't want to - tuna or chicken, cucumber strips, lettuce, avocado, capsicum (red pepper?) egg - whatever you like. You could even fill it with broccoli salad & salmon, low fat egg salad or sliced meat, fresh spinach & wasabi. Most of the above would also suit. Options only limited by imagination - just avoid the dressings so it doesn't get soggy & stays calorie friendly.
For picnics I often wrap salad ingredients in cos lettuce leaves, roll tightly, secure with plastic wrap & roll down to avoid mess. Tiny low fat turkey meatballs work well, as does cottage or small amounts of grated parmesan cheese to bump up the protein. Fresh herbs - parsley, basil, coriander (cilantro?) with pepper are also good with cucumber strips, carrot, shredded broccoli or diced left over roast veg.
a thermos container in which you can pack grain and veggie salads, soups, veg chill, whole grain pasta with tomato sauce and veggies, stews, etc. is nice when you want a change from sandwiches and wraps. But as you need to use a fork or spoon, yes, please pull over first! Besides, you need the stretch and change of position from long stretches of driving. Fit in some quick stretches and movement to get the blood flowing as you recharge with your meal. A tiffin allows you to pack multiple things in one package with several compartments. It is metal so not wasteful for the environment. An insulated lunch bag and cold/hot packs help keep foods fresh and cool/warm. For snacking while driving: bite-size fresh fruits/veg, nuts, dried fruit, soy nuts, etc. I love a whole wheat wrap with peanut butter and banana rolled up; if sliced into small pieces, can be eaten one-handed.
Yesterday I took a cup of brown rice(210 cal), cut up a tomato, a little avocado(50 cal for around 1/5 of an avocado), onion, garlic powder, fresh cilantro and a dash of lime juice and pepper and made a rice salad. The avocado made it nice and creamy. Again add chicken or tuna if u want, buy its delish without.