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11 Make-Ahead Meals and Snacks for Healthy Eating On the Go

If you still haven’t tried preparing make-ahead meals, then you are missing out on something very delightful. If you have tried (and most certainly had) instant coffee or noodles, then you probably know how convenient it can be. Imagine if there is such an instant version of your favorite dish? That would be really great!

Make ahead meals are dishes that can be prepared in advance so you can conveniently just heat them up for a good while and voila! You’ve got yourself a delicious homemade meal! Asians have been practicing this method in preparing meals for ages.

These make-ahead meals and snacks turn out very great most especially if you are often traveling places or on the go. You won’t only be getting the convenience of having meals in an instant, but you will also enjoy the delight of having nutritious, complete and delicious meals! Here are 11 healthy make-ahead meals and snacks for eating on the go.

1. Chicken Burrito Bowls

The chicken burrito bowl is one of the top rated and most frequently made make-ahead meals since it only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare then rewards you with a delicious yet healthy meal. The chicken burrito bowl is a great make-ahead meal especially if you’re going on a bus trip or camping. This dish is packed with nutritious ingredients such as chili-spiced brown rice, black beans, corn, and tender bites of shredded chicken. This can be a wonderful alternative for that unhealthy instant noodle you’ve been eating. You can go check its recipe on this site – https://tasty.co/recipe/weekday-meal-prep-chicken-burrito-bowls

2. Brisket and Onions

Do you like onions? If not, then with a dish called brisket and onion, you will love how tasty onions can actually get! This dish
originates from India and is one of well-known dishes around the world. Brisket and onion has a rich flavor that melts right in the mouth. Brisket covered with the right blend of soy sauce and spread all over with half cooked onions is a taste you must experience. It can be easily prepared in a slow cooker for a few minutes and is ready for travel after a quick preheat. You can go check out its recipe on this site: https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-slow-cooker-brisket-and-onions-recipes-from-the-kitchn-45437

3. Mac and Cheese

Yes, I know you love cheese. Everyone loves cheese! Mac and cheese can be prepared in advance, frozen then stored for a good Sunday trip. If you don’t know mac and cheese then you must be living under a rock. Mac and cheese is a very tasty creamy delight. How do you prepare mac and cheese? With mac and cheese of course! Here is a link for making a make-ahead mac and cheese. – https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/mac-cheese-recipe

4. Cottage Pie

This dish is often confused with “Shepherd’s Pie”. Cottage pie has beef for meat while shepherd’s pie uses lamb meat. This must be one of the best make-ahead meals since it can be prepared and frozen up to 3 months in advance. Cottage pie has a beefy taste with a just-right mix of salt, sour and sweet. This is highly convenient for a travel meal since it is a pie – can be packed and served very conveniently. Here is a link if you are interest with this yummy dish. – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/775643/cottage-pie

5. Chicken Adobo

Not Adobe, Adobo! Adobo is one of the top delicacies in the Philippines and is quite regularly served in traditional restaurants. It is
a salty mix of chicken cutlets, soy sauce and garlic with a hint of sweet and sour sprinkled with laurel leaves. It may more time to prepare compared to other make-ahead dishes I have recommended so far, but chicken adobo’s flavorful taste is worth the wait! This dish can last for weeks when prepared and stored properly. This dish comes best with white rice and a cold drink. If you want to know more about making chicken adobo you can check out this. – https://panlasangpinoy.com/filipino-chicken-adobo-recipe/

6. Chicken with Tomatoes and Thyme

Chicken again? Well chicken is rich in protein and with the right amount of carbs it can help you gain weight if you need it. Chicken with Tomatoes and Thyme has a great sweet creamy texture. It is an ideal lunch at work or in school. This dish is pretty simple yet insanely good and healthy. This dish can be prepared in a few minutes in 8 simple steps. You can head over to this link for more. – https://www.heb.com/recipe/recipe-item/chicken-with-tomatoes-and-thyme/1392765627742

7. Plain Salted Potato Chips

Is it crisps or chips? I don’t know, ask your posh cousin instead! Potato chips are one of the best-selling snacks anywhere you
go. But most potato chips are unhealthy due the artificial flavoring. In this case we are going to make healthy yet tasty potato chips! Potato chips by far must be the most convenient yet still delicious snack you can have on your trip. It can be prepared easily with just a potato, salt, vegetable oil and a Tupperware that says chips instead of crisps. Here’s a link to know more – https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/my-homemade-potato-chips-234557

8. Jammy Granola Bar

Jammy Granola Bars is a sweet and crunchy snack that can quench the thirst of sugar lovers. This is a good snack for travel if you
plan to go lightweight. It also comes great when you have kids with you. Kidslove sugary treats! It can be prepared within less than 20 minutes and is available for munching for days to come! It is packed with much sugar and carbs so it can also be a good alternative breakfast in cases you are running late for work or school. Here’s a link for making your own yummy bar – https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/jammy-granola-clusters-2510

9. Turkey Wraps with Honey Mustard Dip

This is the perfect meal for on the go! Turkey wraps the perfect combination of your choice, a selection of healthy goodies! It is seems like a taco, Manuel, but it is certainly not. You can prepare this easy and tasty meal with all the ingredients you can find in a sandwich. For an extra touch, you can make honey mustard for a final and fulfilling taste! You can find more about making your own Turkey Wraps by going to this link. – https://www.thekitchn.com/snack-recipe-turkey-wraps-with-honey-mustard-dip-recipes-from-the-kitchn-177658

10. Homemade Crackers

Do you love crackers? Crackers are most probably the most convenient on-the-go snack for a vast lot of people. Feeling a bit hungry? Taking a small break? Want to pass time? Have some crackers. They are definitely the simplest and most convenient snacks around. Crackers will also help you stay fit. So why not make your own? Here is a link for creating the masterpiece-of-a-cracker you can bring while on the go. – https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-crackers-at-home-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-186144

11. Healthy Beef and Cheddar Roll-ups

Do you not just hate it when you love to eat something so bad but hate the fact that it is bad for your health? Well, regular beef and
cheddar rollups such as Arby’s is pretty unhealthy. There is this guy who made a refined and healthier version of the beef and cheddar rollups. It is a convenient make-ahead snack and also quite delicious. Here is a link for its recipe – https://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com/beef-and-cheddar-no-bread-roll-ups/

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