Quick Meal Ideas for an On-the-Go Summer!


This summer, my husband and I (mostly me) decided to take a break from our regular nightly home-cooked meals in favor of some quicker and cooler bites. Since my husband is a teacher, he was home during the summer. This meant that our schedule was highly irregular, causing us to eat out more often. In summers past, I’ve struggled with keeping up with my meals. This plan worked out well, and we still stayed within our under $25 dollars a week budget. When we were home, we ate one of these meals.

  • Sandwiches – Ham and cheese sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread. Sometimes, we grill them in a skillet with butter on the outsides of the bread.
  • Quesadillas – We have ones with cheese and hot sauce on store-bought flour tortillas.  You can add leftover ham or chicken or beef and peppers if you like.
  • Pasta salad – I make it with garden rotini, sliced black olives, and Italian dressing.
  • Frozen burritos – His dad keeps him stocked with these most of the time.
  • Salad – This one is mine only…
  • Fruit – apples, oranges, mangoes, strawberries, watermelon, peaches, etc.
  • Breakfast for Dinner – ex. French toast on homemade sourdough, ham and eggs, Eggs in a Basket (eggs fried in the middle of the bread)
  • Vegetables from our garden – cucumbers, squash, peppers

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