30 Easy Vacation Meals

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Renting a house or condo for the week and in need of easy, healthy meals for the family? Here are my go-to vacation recipes with lots of easy dinners, meal prep snacks, breakfast ideas and even a few cocktails!

Quick Breakfast Ideas

I love waking up to breakfast already prepped and ready to go, especially while I’m on vacation. All of these recipes are great for meal prepping ahead of time and can easily serve a crowd! Some will need to be doubled or tripled depending on the servings so just check the recipe.

Four glass jars with overnight oats. The oats are topped with fresh berries and nut butter.
4.62 from 406 votes

Easy Overnight Oats

Here's how to make perfect overnight oats with an easy base recipe, proper ratio, and fun flavor variations. They're such an easy grab-and-go breakfast and perfect for meal prep.
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Two glass cups with chia pudding on a table topped with fresh berries.
4.42 from 594 votes

Easy Chia Seed Pudding

This chia seed pudding recipe is the perfect breakfast or snack to meal prep for the week. It's creamy, satisfying and loaded with protein and fiber.
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Baked oatmeal topped with chopped nuts in a white square baking dish.
4.33 from 553 votes

Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal recipe is a yummy breakfast dish that can easily be customized with your favorite mix-ins. It comes together in 1 bowl and is perfect for meal prep.
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Baked egg and veggie cups on a wood cutting board.
4.42 from 86 votes

Baked Egg Muffins

These healthy baked egg cups are loaded with protein and veggies. Make them at the beginning of the week for a quick, on-the-go breakfast option for busy mornings.
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Casserole dish with an egg, veggie, and chicken sausage bake. A wood serving spoon is to the side.
4.17 from 217 votes

Sausage Egg Casserole

This veggie-packed sausage egg casserole is the perfect healthy dish to serve a crowd. It’s dairy-free and gluten-free, but still packs tons of flavor!
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Stack of almond flour pancakes served with berries and maple syrup being drizzled on.
3.99 from 75 votes

Almond Flour Pancakes

These almond flour pancakes are perfectly fluffy, naturally gluten-free and so easy to make. Stack them up and top with maple syrup and fresh berries for a delicious breakfast the whole fam will love!
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Easy Lunch Ideas

I’m all about simple, protein-packed salads when it comes to vacation lunches. I love a good pasta salad and bound salads (like tuna and egg salad) are great for sandwiches and wraps.

Tuna salad on an open face sandwich with lettuce.
4.59 from 48 votes

Tuna Salad

The best healthy tuna salad recipe made with canned tuna, red onion, celery, chopped pickles and Greek yogurt. Perfect as a snack with crackers or on a sandwich.
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Avocado egg salad on toast.
4.48 from 19 votes

Avocado Egg Salad

This healthy avocado egg salad recipe uses mashed avocado in place of mayo. It’s creamy, flavorful and great served on salad, lettuce wraps or bread!
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Pesto pasta with tomatoes, peas, and basil in a white bowl, surrounded by tomatoes and arugala.
4.59 from 24 votes

Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad

A Mediterranean diet inspired vegan pesto pasta salad that is loaded with veggies and tossed in a dairy-free walnut pesto sauce. The perfect dish to bring to summer parties and cookouts! 
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Bowl of chicken salad made with celery and grapes.
4.65 from 56 votes

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

This easy Greek yogurt chicken salad uses protein-rich Greek yogurt instead of mayo. It's lighter in calories, but still loaded with flavor.
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Serving bowl with avocado and tomato salad garnished with lime and cilantro. A spoon is in the bowl.
4.29 from 7 votes

Avocado Salad

This easy avocado salad combines creamy avocado with ripe tomatoes, red onions and a zesty lime dressing. It's the perfect healthy side dish.
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Bowl of quinoa salad with feta, spinach and tomatoes.
4.43 from 211 votes

Easy Quinoa Salad

This easy quinoa salad is packed with spinach, tomatoes, red onion, avocado and feta with a simple lemon dressing. It’s the perfect healthy side dish!
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Simple Dinner Recipes

These dinner recipes come together in about 30 minutes and are meals the whole family will love! Plus, most are made in one pan, which means easy clean-up… because no one wants to be doing tons of dishes on vacay.

Cooked shakshuka in a sauté pan with fresh herbs, feta and slices of crusty bread.
4.46 from 55 votes

Easy Shakshuka

This easy shakshuka recipe is a healthy one-pan dish with poached eggs in a flavorful tomato sauce. It comes together quickly and can be served any time of the day! 
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This healthy taco salad is made with ground turkey taco meat instead of beef and is packed with veggies. It comes together quickly making it perfect for a weeknight meal.
4.23 from 48 votes

Healthy Taco Salad

This healthy taco salad is made with ground turkey taco meat instead of beef and is packed with veggies. It comes together quickly making it perfect for a weeknight meal.
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A skillet containing egg roll in a bowl. A wooden serving spoon rests in the pan.
4.67 from 151 votes

Egg Roll in a Bowl

This egg roll in a bowl recipe is one of my favorite low carb meals. It's packed with protein and veggies, made in one skillet and comes together in less than 30 minutes!
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Three fajitas on a serving platter.
4.55 from 51 votes

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

These sheet pan shrimp fajitas are packed with Mexican flavor and perfect for busy weeknights. Simply bake your shrimp, peppers and onions together on one sheet, load up your tortillas and enjoy!
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Three asian tofu tacos with baked teriyaki tofu, asian slaw, and cilantro.
4.19 from 11 votes

Asian Tofu Tacos

Spice up Taco Tuesday with these flavorful and meatless asian tofu tacos. The tofu is crispy and flavorful and pairs great with the crunchy and refreshing slaw.
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Sheet pan with roasted veggies and chicken with an asian sauce.
5 from 6 votes

Asian Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

This Asian chicken sheet pan meal is so flavorful and perfect for busy weeknights. It bakes up in 20 minutes and tastes delicious served over rice!
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Jackfruit bbq sandwich topped with cabbage.
3.89 from 45 votes

BBQ Jackfruit

These BBQ jackfruit sandwiches are loaded with BBQ flavor and the texture of shredded jackfruit makes for an amazing shredded meat substitute.
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Hand holding a plate of summer vegetable coconut curry served over rice and topped with basil. Two chop sticks are on the side of the bowl.
4.50 from 8 votes

Summer Vegetable Curry

This summer vegetable curry is loaded with seasonal veggies and super easy to whip up for a vegetarian weeknight meal. Perfect for Meatless Monday!
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Spinach and feta turkey burger on a bun with avocado, onions, tomatoes and sprouts.
4.47 from 62 votes

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

These spinach and feta turkey burgers are quick and easy to prepare and taste delicious grilled and served on a bun with your favorite burger toppings.
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A salmon burger on a wire rack.
5 from 5 votes

Salmon Burgers

Here's how to make the best salmon burgers. They come together in under 30 minutes for an easy dinner and are loaded with flavor especially when topped with a delicious herb sauce.
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Healthy Snack Ideas

I love meal prepping healthy snacks like my baked oatmeal cups or protein balls to have on vacation. And you can easily double or triple these recipes to make a big batch depending on how many people you’ll have with you.

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.
4.33 from 651 votes

No Bake Protein Balls

The easiest no bake protein balls on the internet with four different flavors – chocolate peanut butter, tahini chocolate chip, cinnamon raisin and almond joy. Take 10 minutes to whip up a batch of these protein balls and snack healthy all week long! 
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Muffin liners with baked oatmeal cups 4 ways. ingredients are surrounding them on the table like chocolate chips, blueberries, and apple chunks.
4.25 from 327 votes

Baked Oatmeal Cups (4 Variations)

Keep these baked oatmeal cups in your fridge or freezer for an easy, healthy breakfast! There’s four different flavor options so you’ll never get bored. Vegan + gluten-free.
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Cashew date balls in a light blue bowl.
4.04 from 120 votes

Date Energy Balls

I like making these date energy balls with cashews. They remind me of the cashew cookie Larabar.
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Healthy Dessert Recipes

These are some of EBF’s fan faves when it comes to desserts. They’re all healthy, delicious and perfect for the whole family.

Up close shot of peach crisp in a bowl with a gold spoon on the side.
4.33 from 83 votes

Healthy Peach Crisp

Healthy peach crisp made with fresh peaches and topped with an oatmeal pecan crumble topping that's gets nice and crispy. 
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Chocolate peanut butter banana bites on a plate. Slices of banana sandwiched with peanut butter and dipped half in chocolate and frozen.
4.44 from 121 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

These frozen chocolate covered peanut butter banana bites are the perfect healthy warm weather treat. Keep a batch in the freezer for easy snacking and enjoy two bites for less than 100 calories!
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Blueberry crumble in a pie dish with a metal spoon and three scoops of vanilla ice cream.
4.42 from 161 votes

Healthy Blueberry Crumble

A delicious and healthy blueberry crumble that can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries and is topped with an oatmeal pecan crumble. It's naturally sweetened, gluten-free + vegan.
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A cast iron skillet containing a baked chocolate chip cookie that encompasses the entire skillet.
4.80 from 5 votes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

This chocolate chip cookie skillet is gooey, chewy and absolutely delicious especially when served warm with a scoop of ice cream! Made with almond flour, oat flour, almond butter and coconut sugar, it's gluten-free, dairy-free and can easily be made vegan.
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Cocktail Recipes

I’m all about having a few cocktails while on vacation and these are my go-to skinny cocktails that are refreshing, light and perfect for vacation mode!

Paloma cocktail with ice and a lime wedge and a rim of salt.
4.14 from 69 votes

Skinny Paloma (no sugar added)

A lightened up skinny Paloma made with freshly juiced grapefruit, tequila, lime juice and sparkling water.
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Glass of a skinny margarita with slices of lime and orange.
4.41 from 10 votes

Skinny Margarita

This skinny margarita is low calorie, but still delicious. It’s made with fresh juice and has no added sugar!
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Two skinny piña coladas in glass cups with blue polka dot paper straws.
4.06 from 19 votes

Skinny Piña Colada

This Skinny Piña Colada recipe with real pineapple, coconut water and coconut rum is made with only four ingredients. Serve frozen or on the rocks for a lighter version of this tropical cocktail. 
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Overhead shot with two skinny coconut daiquiri cocktails in tall glasses with orange and white striped cocktail umbrellas.
4.84 from 6 votes

Skinny Coconut Daiquiri

This skinny coconut daiquiri is creamy and full of coconut flavor, but much lighter than most frozen coconut cocktails. Only has 175 calories and 5 grams of sugar. 
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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Chicken fajita filling on a sheet pan with a wooden spoon. Tortillas are resting on the bottom of the sheet pan.
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3 Comments

  1. Those are great ideas! Do you meal prep the energy bites before you leave on vacation or do you prep them down there?

  2. Great ideas!! Do you meal prep the energy bites before you leave on vacation or while you’re there?
    Thanks!

    1. It depends! If we’re driving somewhere that’s not too far away I’ll prep them in advance, otherwise I’ll prep them while there! Totally up to you. 🙂