We run down a list of field friendly meal options to hopefully help provide you with ideas to keep your tastebuds guessing throughout the season.
Field Friendly Meals – 11 Tractor Friendly Ideas
Field friendly meals – what’s that you say?
Today I’m sharing meal ideas to serve our farmers when they’re working in the field. Sometimes we
eat outside, sometimes we pile in the Suburban tots in tow, and other times it’s a pass and go meal.
Even if you’re not a farm family, these are some healthy, easy to prepare recipes!
A field friendly meal has a few requirements, in my opinion.
Fork friendly – no knife required. Bite size pieces are key.
Easy to prepare.
Be filling but not make them want to take a nap at the wheel. Auto steer in tractors is great but
naps are not!
Healthy and well rounded. Part of my goal in feeding our farmers is to help nourish them when
they’re working long hours. That’s not to say an occasional Snickers goes along for the ride,
but you get my drift, right?
My experience is by the end of harvest the cook is tired of guessing, tell them what you want or like
and they will appreciate it.
1-Make Ahead Pepperoni Sliders – This one is a little bit of a splurge, so I keep it reserved for the
days when everything is going wrong. We all have those days, right? If I see the tractor repair truck
heading our way or I need to go on a parts run, this recipe comes to mind. It can be made ahead and
is my pick up meal, like a cheerleader in sandwich form.
Mother in law – hot ham and cheese
2-Sloppy Joe Bowls – No, I haven’t lost my mind. Sloppy joes in the field sounds messy, for sure.
That’s why you’re throwing it on top of some rice for an easy, wholesome meal. Serve with some
fresh fruit and you’ll have some happy diners. This one’s freezer friendly, too so make a double batch
and freeze some for later!
Mother - puts the sloppy joe over cornbread
3-Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Teriyaki Bowls – This one’s a family favorite! I cut the pineapple and
chicken into bite size pieces. It’s a perfect bowl of chicken, veggies and fruit and it’s made on the grill
so your kitchen stays clean, yipee! Serve it over brown rice for a complete meal.
4-Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry – Stir fry is so forgiving! A few ingredients and you’re good to go. Don’t
have something called for on the recipe? Just sub something else out. I promise, no one will mind
and in 30 minutes you’ll have a delicious meal on the table, errrr, tractor.
5-Turkey, Provolone and Pesto Panini from This Farm Girl Cooks – Deli turkey and jarred pesto make these
sandwiches a breeze. They taste even better at room temperature, in my humble opinion. (COLD)
6-Turkey Ranch Club Wraps from Life in the Lofthouse – Simple, easy to prepare and a crowd pleaser. If
you’d like, you can switch out the flour tortilla for a low carb or whole wheat tortilla. (COLD)
7-Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad from Sally’s Baking Addiction – This make ahead salad actually gets better as
it sits and the flavors intensify. Don’t let the word “salad” scare you. The quinoa and chicken have plenty of
protein to keep you satisfied. Serve with some pre-roasted veggies and it’s a healthy, wholesome, filling
8-Ham or Egg Salad Sandwiches from Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids – This is a great way to add some veggies
to the typical egg salad. I love that they’re a mayo substitute, too! (COLD)
Mother inlaw – cold meat stacked
9-Easy Tex Mex Pasta Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron – Delicious and super simple. I mean, the title even
says EASY! That’s enough to sell me on this bow tie pasta salad with corn, beans, tomatoes, cilantro and
avocado. If one of those things isn’t your favorite, simply leave it out! (COLD)
10-Italian Pinwheels from Tornadoughallie – Pepperoni, ham, provolone and some other goodies made
these an easy lunch idea. Kid friendly, too! (COLD)
Bonus 11-Leftover Pizza – This one’s random, but I know my farmer loves a cold slice. I don’t think he’d object to
this for occasional field meals!
There you have it – 11 field friendly meals. What’s your favorite go to meal?
Made with love,
Mother My Mother In-law
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