Although I mentioned that I always have three essentials in my road trip snack stash, I do appreciate a real meal now and again. Sure, peanut butter and jelly is easy enough, but when you want something more satisfying, think of packing some heartier food in canning jars. With mason jar meals, you can eat all the things! ALL THE THINGS! (Insert evil laughter here!)
When it comes to road trips, canning jars are your new best friend. Pack them with things like pasta salad, a leafy green salad, or even diy fruit on the bottom yogurt or homemade meatloaf! They'll keep these foods sealed in tightly and won't drip all over your back seat if a bump knocks them over. Stash them in your cooler for midtrip meals that are way better than fast food.
You could also bake small cakes/cupcakes in side for an on the go homemade dessert or put your favorite dressing, dip or hummus at the bottom and pile in the vegetables. Check out this mason jar combo of bbq picnic favorites — that would be mighty tasty after an afternoon of driving. (Heck they sound tasty now!) There really isn't anything you can't put them, so hop to!
(Image: Faith Durand)