By Alexandra Leduc, nutritionist with Alex cuisine and author
Cooking and eating outdoors are lots of fun, but you may not want to have to cook everything while you’re on vacation.
So why not prepare a few dishes ahead of time, to simplify things? Some lunches, snacks, desserts and mixtures for meals can be readied in advance to gain time and space. You can also plan a few frozen meals for the first few days. That way you won’t have to run to the grocery store to get extra ingredients.
You can prepare some mixtures ahead of time, to use as is or as the basis for meals. The trick is to plan your menus and then cook what you need. You can put mixtures in sealed bags and write the name of the dish on them, along with the ingredients and quantities needed to complete them.
Here are a few suggestions:
You can also prepare snacks and meals to take along on outings. Make sure you pack them properly in plastic containers or sealed bags, and keep them cold or in the shade so that they last longer.
Here are some ideas:
Did you know that you can freeze small salads with olive oil and lemon juice, in meal-size containers? Here are a few examples:
Now you’re ready with a delicious variety of healthy food for your outings and vacation this summer. Bon appétit and happy camping!