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Have lunch, will travel

By Hilary Meyer, September 2, 2009 - 10:34am

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Have lunch, will travel

I often drive to visit my family on long holiday weekends. I used to not enjoy the trips because when I got hungry I would have to pull over at a rest stop and buy fried food that I would spend the latter half of my drive regretting. So now I pack a cooler with healthy lunches that keep me satisfied for the entire trip. When I stop, I find a picnic bench and enjoy a sandwich or salad that I packed and I don’t have to deal with swarms of people, greasy food or regrets.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich – Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and crunchy carrots for a quick and healthy lunch.

Greek Tofu Salad – This quick tofu salad is flavored with feta, onion, olives and lemon. Make it a meal: Spoon the salad into toasted whole-wheat pitas and add lettuce leaves.

Londoner’s Egg Sandwich – A simple egg sandwich gets added zing from whole-grain mustard and fresh dill.

Crab Salad-Stuffed Pitas – This bright and easy breakfast packs two servings of fruit plus soy protein and fiber.

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts – Quintessential Greek flavors—feta, lemon and dill—combine perfectly in this hearty salad.

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Hilary Meyer
EatingWell Associate Food Editor Hilary Meyer spends much of her time in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, testing and developing healthy recipes. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute.

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