7 easy-to-carry and super healthy meals!


Best healthy dinner ideas for meals on the go

Grab and Go meals are what we all need when using shared cars from after-school activities, sports, meetings, etc., but I know what you’re thinking…Eating and eating meals, as in packaged meals? No, eat healthy meals and eat them like real meals that you can literally prepare the day or the previous weekend. Then all you have to do is grab it (or store it in a cooler) and go on your fun way. You can feel good about your healthy food choices and your feeding active family.

To qualify for the “grab and go” category, it must literally fit your hand, no utensils or dishes required. We’ve narrowed it down to our favorite dinner ideas to keep you moving without sacrificing nutrition or flavor!

Now that deserves a high five!

Let’s move on to the recipes so you can have it and go to work! looks good?

1) sandwiches

Vegetable sandwich served with apple slices

Filled with veggies and protein, sandwiches are the perfect “on the go” dinner! Our kids love:

2) Hand pies or calzones

Hand pies are popular, delicious and easy to eat for kids! And the best part? You can stuff pretty much anything in it!

Broccoli calzone served on brown paper with marinara sauce

A few of our favorites are:

3) Alcadia

Broccoli and cheese stacked on a wooden cutting board

Whether you roll it up or eat it flat, it’s easy for kids to take in the car or on the go. Some of our favorites are:

4) Chicken fingers or tenders

Chicken tenders on a white serving plate

Chicken fingers have become a favorite of children! Some of our favorite recipes include

5) Rolls or burritos!

Vegetable burritos to go!

Eat a healthy meal full of good nutrition and lots of flavour. Perfect for carpool meals or a quick dinner after a sporting event!

Rice and vegetables burrito wrapped in paper

6) Pizza

Vegetable pita pizza

What kid hasn’t eaten pizza without a plate or utensils? Pizza, although it can be messy, is really a kids favorite Dinner idea! Some pizza recipes we love include:

7) Falafel

Falafel is the vegetarian version of chicken nuggets or mini meatloaf!

Falafel is served in Arabic bread stuffed with vegetables and served in a bowl

Comfort food made healthy and portable! Add a bag of fruit or veggies and you’ve got the perfect handheld meal on the go.

For those nights when you need something quick and easy, check out our calendar of 30 last minute dinner ideas– One for each day of the week!

What is your favorite healthy meal?

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