9. California Turkey Club Wrap
From the website Tastes Lovely comes this recipe which is 1930s and 40s classic! Like a burrito, wraps are a ready to eat, one-handed meal delivery system for your mouth. Feeling a bit classy, cut your club into bite-size portions and whip out the toothpicks.
8. Cous Cous and Roasted Asparagus Salad
When discussing American cuisine in the 1940s, cous cous doesn’t immediately spring to mind. Originally a popular ingredient in North African recipes, it is unbelievably easy to make with just some hot water and a cup (or helmet). This recipe from Feasting at Home is simple and delicious to make.
7. Taco Pasta Salad
Little known fact, Mexicans also fought in World War II. While the brittle taco shells of today are what come to mind, back in Mexico soft tacos were used. While tortillas in general have a shorter shelf-life then hard tacos, the soft ones are easier to eat. This recipe from Alida’s Kitchen when folded into a soft taco is a great one-handed recipe!
6. Chili Lime Cashew Snack
A quick snack bursting with energy, this recipe from Martha Stewart is tasty and easy to make and pack out for the beach.
5. Sweet, Salty & Spicy Watermelon Salad
When easy access to a refrigerator is in doubt, this citrus filled recipe from Its a Veg World After All is a great solution!
4. Dark Chocolate Peanut Pretzel Cookies
Ok, if you’re looking for a quick and decadent one-handed snack, this recipe is from Tasty Kitchen is delicious! If you’re worried about your chocolate melting on a hot summer day, put your container into a bag and tie it so that it’s air tight. Then bury the bag next to you under a few inches of sand.
3. Charred Poblano and Corn Guacamole
This chunky style guacamole from The Chunky Chef is a recipe that’s easier to pack out and serve with chips. Just make sure to put a layer of plastic wrap against the guacamole before you seal it into the container. This helps to prevent oxidization which turns your delicious spread an ugly brown. Furthermore this avocado spread (when less chunky) is a great substitute for other sugar rich condiments.
2. Hawaiian Coleslaw
A refreshing summer side dish that pairs well with most grilled foods, this recipe is from Platings and Pairings. This is a great twist on an American classic!
1. Baba Ganoush Dip
This recipe is another great and easy to make dip recipe that goes with just about anything. Don’t believe me, spread some on a sandwich in place of a condiment and see!