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November 8, 2012 7:51 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a healthy, filling, carb-lite meal that I can prepare a few days in advance and take with me on a train without much spillage. Travel makes me stress-eat, and I'm looking for something that I can just conveniently take out and devour, but which also happens to be good for me.
posted by Rory Marinich to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Make a burrito/wrap with low carb tortillas. Filling could be meat and cooked veggies. You can freeze it then heat up the morning of.

Or, I like a meal made up of snacks when I'm traveling. Some ideas are nuts, string cheese, whole fruit, jerky, roasted seaweed, yogurt, or cottage cheese.
posted by insectosaurus at 7:59 AM on November 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

I make a lot of little baggies of foods to take on the train with me because I also get somewhat bored and having little things to munch on helps pass the time. I'm not sure whether you'll have refrigeration beforehand but my goto "good for me" meals are mini-burritos made with lo-carbish high protein tortillas. So you can cook and cut up a variety of veggies (avoid rice and/or beans to keep carbs down) and spices and meats and wrap them up and they're set to go. Other good things for long trips: string cheese, dried fruits and nuts, dark chocolate squares, cup o soup/noodles (you can get hot water in the dining car if you are going on a long train trip), hot tea/coffee in a thermos.

On preview: yeah exactly :)
posted by jessamyn at 8:00 AM on November 8, 2012

One word: nuts! Delicious, easy, and filling!
posted by dobi at 8:44 AM on November 8, 2012


Veggies, whatever you like. Meats and cheeses, whatever you like. Some potatoes, pasta, or rice, if you want them. All cooked.

Beat some eggs. Put fillings in a pie pan, pour beaten eggs over the top. Bake in the oven til firm. Good eaten hot or at room temperature. For traveling, pack in a Tupperware or in sandwich bags. If you make it firm enough, you can pick it up and eat it with your hand.
posted by Night_owl at 9:28 AM on November 8, 2012

My lastest obsession is kale chips. Particularly spicy ones though I haven't tried that particular recipe.
posted by ethidda at 10:10 AM on November 8, 2012

Make salad in a jar - salads layered in a container so that the dressing doesn't get the more delicate veggies soggy, will keep in a fridge for a few days. When ready to eat, just shake it up to combine.
posted by ergo at 10:19 AM on November 8, 2012

Nuts. Hard boiled eggs.
posted by OmieWise at 12:56 PM on November 8, 2012

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