Meal Planning When You’re Travelling (Nov. 18th-24th)

The hardest part of meal planning is when you aren’t home to do it properly. That is the biggest challenge for me. I’m unmotivated to make meals and eat well when I’m travelling. So with my upcoming two-week trip to Toronto, I thought I would take the opportunity to rise to the challenge and meal plan anyway. I’m going to attempt meal planning while travelling!


To be able to properly meal plan when you’re travelling, you’ll need to have a good accommodation that permits you to make meals. For example, a hotel room isn’t ideal because they often do not have the kitchen appliances necessary to make a lot of regular meals. I am very fortunate to be staying in an AirBnB accommodation during our stay in Toronto, therefor we will have full access to an entire kitchen.

Similar Meals

Travel meal planning requires you to think of each meal of the week and see what common ingredients they have. Try to minimize the use of unusual ingredients so as not to buy something you’ll have to throw out by the end of your trip. Of course, if you’re travelling by car, that might not be an issue. But in my circumstances, I’ll be flying in. And I definitely don’t want to fly home with some garlic and half of a green pepper.

At Home Meal Plan

For the first three days, I will still be home. Therefor I will plan three meals around what food we have left in the house.

  • SUNDAY – Spaghetti Squash
  • MONDAY – Stuffed Pasta Shells
  • TUESDAY – Fish Tacos

Travel Meal Plan

  • WEDNESDAY – Restaurant with coworkers for lunch / Cheesy Ranch Potatoes for supper
  • THURSDAY – Tuna Salad Sandwich for lunch / Rice & Fried Veggies
  • FRIDAY – Leftovers for lunch / Buddha Bowl
  • SATURDAY – Leftover for lunch / Leftovers for supper

At Home Ingredients

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Green Pepper
  • Canned Mushrooms
  • Italian Spices
  • Pasta Shells
  • Broccoli
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cheese
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Fish
  • Tortillas
  • Coleslaw Veggie Mix
  • Miracle Whip
  • Homemade Baja Sauce Seasoning

At Home Grocery List

  • Green Pepper
  • Cottage
  • Coleslaw vegetable mix

Travel Ingredients/Grocery List

  • Potatoes
  • Cheese
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Canned tuna
  • Bread
  • Small Miracle Whip
  • Basmati Rice
  • Frozen Veggies
  • Small Butternut Squash
  • Eggs
  • Small French Dressing
  • Red Pepper
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Carrots
  • Bagels
  • Milk
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Orange Juice
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Nuts

And from there, I’ll be basing next weeks meals off of what food I have left in Toronto.


What meals do you like to make when you’re travelling? I would love some ideas for next week!

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