Ever at a loss of ideas of what food to pack when you’re planning a day out? You might be preparing for a day of hiking, a road trip, a flight, or your day out might be so busy that there won’t be any time to stop and sit for a meal. You might just be at a loss for ideas for a packed school or work lunch. You want food that’s easy to carry, easy to eat, isn’t filled with junk, and tastes good.
Well, I’m here to help!
All the suggestions for food for a day out are recipes from A Day In the Kitchen, which means they have all been tried and tested! They have been the perfect take-along food for hikes, road trips, and air travel.
Choose from a variety of simple snacks like date nut bars or granola bars for a boost of energy. If you want something more substantial, there are a few recipes that are more meal-like, but easy to pack, like my Chicken Rice Salad Medley.
Make bagel sandwiches with either the Ridiculously Easy Homemade Bagels or Easy Oh-So-Good Gluten-Free Bagels. And then there are also some sweet recipes thrown in because grab-n-go desserts are good, too!
As I mentioned above, these suggestions are great for packed lunches for school or work. Obviously, these all take some effort to prepare, but it’s all worth it when you’re eating good food and saving some money at the same time!
Consider some of these recipes when you’re thinking about packing food for a day out! I plan to keep adding to this round-up of recipes as I develop new snacks or meals that fit the bill, so check back for ideas!