The people have spoken and handheld meal ideas are what they want this time of year! If it's portable and can be eaten while driving a tractor, it qualifies!
Yes, the tractors and combines are being primed and tuned for harvest season; one of our busiest times of year.
And though many farmers would skip the act of eating altogether (after all, there's work to be done!), they still need to eat.
Because a hangry farmer is NOT a happy farmer. #amiright?
Handheld Meal Ideas
Why not have breakfast for lunch OR for dinner?
I mean, if McDonalds can serve breakfast all day long, we can too!! Think how much better a ham and cheese sandwich would taste nestled into a waffle! I love using Kodiak Pancake & Waffle mix for extra protein.
You know I love having ready to go meals in my freezer! (By the way, you should too!).
Other things you can make ahead of time in the breakfast department are these DIY Egg McMuffin Sandwiches chocked full of egg, your meat of choice and of course, cheese.
Then, there's a Breakfast Braid with Ham, Egg and Cheese. Make it ahead of time and pop a slice (or two) into the microwave!
Handheld Meal Ideas in a Wrap
Roast Beef Roll Ups with Horseradish Cream Sauce are perfect for a hearty lunch or as a meal on the go! Use leftover pot roast or deli roast beef.
Whew, that's a lot of wraps!
Panini & Sliders as Handheld Meals
Oooooh, these are some of my all time favorites! Your panini and sliders can be made ahead of time and eaten straight from the lunchbox.
OR, you can get really fancy and have one of these warmers riding along in the tractor. Yes, we have one. Thanks Mom.
If you do happen to have access to warm food, you're gonna want to save these for later! How good do slow cooker sausage and pepper subs, hot ham & swiss croissants, or Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich sound on a chilly day?
Moving on over into the slider department, you can make batches of these, which is a total bonus in my book! Here's everyone's favorite, ham & cheese sliders on Hawaiian rolls.
And of course, I have to add my chicken Parmesan sliders which our family absolutely loves!!!
Need more inspiration?
Plus, I found these mini taco hand pies, because I know we all have never met a taco we didn't like!
A few more handheld eats
A few last ideas before I go....These grilled spinach & tomato cheese pitas look amazing and I if you're feeding a crowd, you'll love this genius idea for sheet pan grilled cheese. Why didn't I think of that???
Homemade Pizza Pockets - Customize your own hot pockets with your choice of pizza toppings. These quick and tasty pizza pockets use crescent rolls for an easy shortcut!
And finally, pinwheel sandwich ideas can't be beat.
Other handheld meal ideas
- Tractor Meals – 21 Handheld Sandwiches
- Field Meals – Lunchbox Edition
- Field Friendly Meals – 7 Tractor Friendly Ideas
What's your favorite handheld meal? Let me know in the comments below!
For more ideas, be sure to check out my Table to Tailgate Cookbook, available on Amazon!