Top 10 Meals You Can Make Quickly and Easily on Vacation

It's almost vacation time and you need a meal plan! Take full advantage of your vacation rental kitchen and get ready to make some delicious meals that are short on time but big on flavor. These crowd-pleasing meals are vacation friendly, family friendly and kid friendly! Here are our top 10 vacation meal ideas for your next vacation. We've also included a recipe link for each meal in case you need it. You can also easily pin them to your Pinterest page to save for later. You're welcome!

1. A Big Salad

Big salads are surprisingly filling—and best of all, you can use locally sourced ingredients and enjoy the best of what's in season. They are especially light, refreshing and perfect after a long day at the beach. 

2. Soup & Sandwich

The soup and sandwich combinations are endless. Choose the ingredients your family loves and enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch or dinner combo. Easy, yummy and delicious. What's your favorite?

3. Taco Bar

Tacos aren't just for Tuesdays! You can enjoy them any day or night during your vacation. Make it super easy by setting up a taco bar where everyone makes their own. Taco fillings and toppings abound, so make it a party!

4. Grilled Kabobs

Does your vacation rental have a grill? Then go ahead and grill up your favorite kabobs. Everything tastes better when skewered. They are very versatile and you can use whichever ingredients you please. 

5. Pasta Night 

Pasta is a family favorite and with so many recipes to choose from, you aren't short on ideas. We chose the 25 most pinned chicken pasta recipes, but you can easily make these vegetarian by skipping the meat. So good and so easy, you might have a few pasta nights.

6. Curry and Rice

You might not think of curry and rice as quick and easy, but it is. It's also a recipe that's easily adaptable to add or remove any ingredients you prefer. Chicken curry is an all-time favorite, but there are many different kinds of curry you can make.

7. Fried Rice

Fried rice is fast and fabulous. Add in whichever vegetables you like or have on hand and choose to use meat or not. It's totally up to what you and what your family like, making it one of the best vacation meals ever. Check out the fried rice recipe tips in the link above.

8. Broiled Fish 

Take advantage of the local fresh fish and go ahead and broil it to perfection. We chose a salmon dish, but you can substitute any fish that you find fresh or love most. Broiling is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the local catch.

9. Make Your Own Pizza

This is probably one of the most kid-friendly vacation meals that you and your family can make together and enjoy. Set up a make-your-own-pizza bar and let the fun begin. 

10. Quinoa Bowls

Quinoa is not only super healthy, it's super delicious too. Quinoa Bowls are easy and fast with the ability to create so many different kinds of meals that it's a winner in our book. 

What's you go-to quick and easy vacation meal? We want to know! Our comment section is always open. Happy eating!

Now that you have a meal plan, isn't it time you planned your next Topsail beach vacation? Do it now!

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