Keeping food fresh is a big headache during any travel. What if you pack some meals that need no special storage?
We make a list of ten easy-to-go foods that travel well without refrigeration.
This piece of accumulated milk should be on the top of your no fridge grocery list. You will get a wholesome amount of fat, protein, and calcium. All these nutrients will keep you charged up during any outdoor adventure. The cheese will stay fresh for a long time, and you will not need any freezing.
You can turn any ordinary items into an impressive serving with a drizzle of cheese. Spread them over tortilla to make amazing nachos. Put some chunks over the readymade past and wait. The melty white layers will make you feel like an Italian!
If you are looking for healthy no fridge meals, go for smoothies. Whatever is right for your health, you can get everything from the smoothies. It is probably the quickest meal that will give you the fastest energy. All you need is chunks of your favorite fruits and veggies and a great travel blender.
You can power-up your blender with USB connector. Therefore, you can make these smoothies by powering up from car charger port or even from your laptop.
Dried Lentils and Beans
I love the colorful blend of beans and lentils. They are not only eye-catching but also packed with vital nutrients. Moreover, the best thing is you do need any kind of extra special storage for these. Did I mention space is not an issue to store these beans?
Despite easy storage, these beans and lentils take some time to cook. Therefore, you have to soak them in water before cooking. My suggestion would be to soak them overnight.
I still remember when I could not found anything in my reach in the kitchen; bread was my companion for snacking! Yes, I am talking about when I was only 11. However, bread is still the easiest and quickest food in home and outdoor.
You can store them for a few days in outdoor. Add some butter, or spread or a layer of avocado and cheese sprinkle. You will be surprised to found how energy boosting these preparations is.
Do not get surprised to see the name on this list. This is one of the top choices of no-cook backpacking meals. This humble looking veggie is the storehouse of carbs and fiber. Moreover, you will get enough minerals and some vitamins.
There are hundreds of Potato preparations. Few like boiling, grilling, roasting; are great for outdoors. On the contrary, cooking with fish and meats will be an excellent choice for family meals. No matter what is the preparation, you do not have to worry about refrigeration.
Do you like Nachos or Chips? I am sure you love them. Nevertheless, if you have a jar of Salsa handy with them, the result will be remarkable. I personally love the chunky Salsa rather than the smooth pastes.
This mind-blowing spicy mixture needs no extra care. You can store them in your backpack, pantry shelves, or even in the trunk. If the expiration date is ok, you will get the same great taste.
Energy and Snack Bars
Once these bars were not considered as a good source of nutrients. However, times have changed. The manufacturers changed the ingredients in these bars. Now health-conscious people literally love these bars.
You can carry them with you to almost anywhere. Hiking, camping, shopping, or even watching super bowl in your couch; you can have them with you.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
I know some friends who do not prefer smoothies in the outdoor. I suggest them to carry fresh-cut fruits and vegetables with them. Fresh cut veggies and fruits can stay fresh longer if you can store them in a ziplock bag.
If you want to keep them fresh for a longer time, keep them in the refrigerator until you hit the road.
Cereals are best in the morning with milk and fruits. That is what we used to know. However, cereals have multiple uses. You can mix them with yogurt, or milkshakes. Moreover, you can have them as it is. Have you ever tried them in the crispier way?
A box of cereals will keep you full in both indoor and outdoor. Pack them in an airtight bag and take anywhere. Make sure you do not put anything heavy on it.
From the ancient days, travelers used to pack nuts in their luggage. These small seeds are full of protein, fat, fiber, and minerals. Thus, a small amount of these nuts will keep you charged up for a long time. You do not have to refrigerate or store them in any special way.