Creative Grab-and-Go Meal Ideas for the Active Vacationers
It is possible to eat healthy, nutrient-rich, and beautiful meals on the go. If you have clientele coming through your hotel restaurant or other dining establishment but they’re not planning to sit down and stay in, give them the option of ordering a convenient takeout meal. It doesn’t have to be fast food or cheap quality; there are delicious, high-quality breakfast and lunch meals that can be created in grab-and-go style. Here are a few options to consider adding to your menu.
Many people, especially when they are on vacation, want to maintain a healthy diet but may not have time to sit down for a two-hour lunch or dinner when they have a packed itinerary of things to do and see. Create a meal that your guests or patrons will feel good about eating and actually enjoy, all while being able to eat it on the go. A chopped salad with arugula, a couple of cherry tomatoes, a hardboiled egg or two, and some lemon vinaigrette (packed separately to preserve the arugula) makes for a yummy, filling salad that can be stuffed into a plastic cup.
When someone is on a tropical island, at some point during their vacation, they’re likely to start craving fresh fruit. Mango, pineapple, kiwi, melon … any and all fruits will suffice. Whip up a fresh fruit bowl filled with an assortment of chopped fruits. If you want to add a bit of variety, include other fruity grab-and-go menu items like a green fruit power smoothie or even an acai bowl, a frozen Brazilian treat made of acai palm fruit and topped with things like berries, coconut shavings, chia seeds, and granola.
A simple baguette sandwich is commonly found all over Europe. You’ll find them at nearly every restaurant in Spain, France, and Italy. Why not incorporate the convenient grab-and-go baguette into the island diet? The great thing about a baguette sandwich is that you can come up with so many different sandwich options. One might be a freshly baked baguette topped with olive oil, salami, and provolone, and the next might be a baguette sandwich layered with ham and cheese. It’s a no-muss, no-fuss meal that’s easy for you to make and easy for your customers to digest, even when they’re rushing off to their next destination.
What could make for a better pairing with a sandwich than a piping hot bowl of soup? Or even a cold bowl of soup if it’s a real scorcher out there. Although it’s a food that comes in liquid form, soup in a paper cup or bowl makes for an easily transportable meal, and like the baguette, you can feature a variety of flavors: broccoli and cheese, summer veggie soup, minestrone soup, or gazpacho (a refreshing cold soup).
These are just a few examples of easy-to-make grab-and-go-meals. When you are equipped with fresh produce and a variety of flavorful ingredients, coming up with convenient meals for your customers becomes simple … and even fun! Get a hold of us today by visiting our Merchant Markets website, and we can help you get the products you need to start making these grab-and-go meals.