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ideas for food that won't perish in a cooler for two days.

hubby and i are going on a 5 hour road trip on sunday and driving the 5 hour drive back monday. we're bringing our 4 year old with us so im packing a cooler for the road. when we leave sunday, it'll be late in the afternoon so most likely we'll stop on the way for dinner. ill probably pack cheez-its and stuff for her to snack on. but on monday, there's no telling if we're leaving mid morning, afternoon or late afternoon. inevitably we'll be driving during either lunch or dinner, maybe even both. want to try & save money by bringing sandwhiches, would pb & j make it for a day in the cooler? or a lunch-able perhaps? any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


Asked by tnm786 at 12:20 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • chicken salad, egg salad, crackers and peperoni, vienna sausages, cans of ravioli and bring bowls alot of travel stops have microwaves, cut fruit up and put into tupperware bowls, cheese snacks, grill some chicken and buy tortillas they make good healthy snacks on the road..

    Answer by usdragonflies at 12:31 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Maybe different types of fruits.

    Answer by goldengrl65 at 12:22 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Lunchables should definitely be OK. Is it too much trouble to put the bread in a sandwich bag and then have the peanut butter and jelly in their jars and make the sandwich up fresh? (don't forget a knife!) Just an idea........

    Answer by elizabr at 12:26 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • if you put peanut butter on both peices of bread and the jelly in the middle it will keep the bread from getting soggy in the middle. I would bring fruit too. you could do fruit cups, cheese sticks, you can also dump the ice and add new ice on the second day if it is melting. I like to bring jars of tea (or you can fill empty water bottles with milk or juice)

    Answer by ria7 at 4:15 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • string cheese, peanut butter, helly, fruit, crackers

    Answer by sstepph at 8:17 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • fruits and veggies, cheeses, peanut butter, jelly, honey,

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:10 AM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • yes @elizabr that could definitely work :) we did that last time when it was just hubby & me. i wanted to save space in the cooler but if it will preserve everything longer, ill just take it all separately.

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 12:31 PM on Dec. 10, 2010