Interstate highway

Summer! Time for road trips and family vacations. But if you’re anything like me, it’s the time of the year that you feel the pull of fast-food restaurants. After all, they’re cheap, convenient, and filling, right?

Wrong. You might have heard that some McDonald’s toys were contaminated with cadmium, and Subway’s recent salmonella outbreak sickened at least 97 people. To me, dealing with food poisoning doesn’t seem cheap or convenient. As for filling, take a look at the Big Mac’s nutritional information and tell me if that’s what you want filling you or your family.

But don’t despair! There’s an easy and inexpensive solution: pack your own meals. It’s better for your body, your wallet, and the planet. If you do it right, it can be tastier, too! I’ve taken the initiative to compile some of our top recipes for road-trip-ready food.

  1. Grass-fed beef sandwiches with caramelized onions, horseradish cream, and arugula
  2. Simple organic egg salad
  3. Florida flounder sandwich with lime and sweet onion tartar sauce
  4. Easy organic coleslaw with dried cranberries
  5. Easy lentil salad with radicchio and veggies
  6. Spicy mango Asian salad

Enjoy your meals and your journey, and wave good-bye to fast food!