Thanks to my big freezer cooking session a few weeks ago, I don’t have to make as many meals on the weekend.  Instead, next month, the girls and I will be heading to Michigan for my mom’s hip replacement surgery, so now I’m focused on preparing food I can bring with us.  Since none of us can eat gluten or dairy, it’s always best to prepare food ahead of time for quick meals on the road.

Meal Prep and Menu Plan

Meals & Snacks for Travel

Best Ever Easy Baked Meatballs (I just used this as inspiration.  The meatballs I made only had ground beef, egg, minced onions, garlic powder and Italian seasoning)

Date and Nut Balls (This is so easy!  In a food processor, just mix together 3/4 cup walnuts and 8 to 9 dates.  These make a fairly healthy, filling road trip snack.)

Quiche in a Cup (Recipe coming soon!  We’ll be eating these for breakfast when we’re driving on the trip.)

Meals and Snacks for This Week

Sausage and Egg Casserole  (To pack in the kids’ lunches.)

Menu Plan for the Week

Monday–New Brunswick Stew (recipe from MyFreezEasy)

Tuesday–leftover bbq chicken, tater tots, corn

Wednesday–leftover hamburgers, tater tots, cucumber slices & salad

Thursday–Poor Man’s Paleo Stew (recipe from MyFreezEasy)

Friday–Chalupa Nachos (recipe from MyFreezEasy)

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Planning Monday and Gluten Free Menu Swap.

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