Farm4Profit Podcast

11 Field Friendly Meal Ideas

Episode Summary

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.

Episode Notes

Field Friendly Meals – 11 Tractor Friendly Ideas

Deanne Frieders

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

meal! (COLD)

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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