Easy Grab and Go Meals to Send You Packing

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Having a repertoire of “grab and go meals” is a great way to save money and eat well on busy days.

When I lived in France, I loved grabbing their version of a sandwich: a baguette dressed simply with ham and butter or cheese and some vegetables. It was an easily portable meal that satisfied my hunger as well as my taste buds. I could grab it and go.

And even today, when I’m no longer that svelte, jeune fille americaine, I still find myself wanting quick meals that we can grab and take to the park or the beach or on trips, without a lot of fuss — or fastfood takeout.

The baguette sandwich is a family favorite, my usual, if you will. Try this one with Chipotle Mayo; that’s good, too!

But here are some other grab and go meals to pack into a lunch box or thermos as well:

Cheese Soup with Zucchini, Broccoli, and Carrots

Pesto and Feta Pasta Salad with Cranberries

Mexican Rice Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Got a favorite recipe to take on the road?



About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Wow! These all look really good. I haven’t tried adding cranberries to my pasta salad–they are now on my shopping list. I’m trying that recipe this week.

  2. These are great! We are going to be taking a trip in June and I am looking for ideas to avoid fast food and save money.
    i like to make ham and cheese rolls, oatmeal cookies, homemade granola bars…

  3. I grill up extra chicken breasts and make chicken salad sammies. I mix in chopped celery, walnuts and some craisins.

  4. Melissa says

    I’ve been making the pesto pasta salad for my husband lately and substituting sliced black olives for the cranberries (since he doesn’t like them). He loves it!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Perfect office lunch ! Thank you and enjoy your day 🙂

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