Mr. Barefoot and the Barefoots-In-Law are all going away this weekend to a cabin in West Virginia. It's about a 6-hour drive from us, and Bonus Sister Barefoot has to drive 3 hours to get to us, so I figure I'll make us road trip food. I should admit something that I've been hiding from you all lately. I seem to be (hopefully temporarily) lactose intolerant. It's apparently something that can be stress induced, and since my new job is super-stressful, I can no longer eat cheese. Bummer, I know. I seem to be okay with yogurt, and I'm hoping this is something that I outgrow as I settle into the job better. I've been here for three months though, so we'll see.
So here I am, trying to figure out good car food, and I'm trying to come up with something that is easy to eat while driving - meaning all things that need to be eaten with knives and forks are out. I was thinking of sweet potato black bean empanadas, but those seem really unhealthy and this is already going to be a super-indulgent weekend.
Another option is sandwiches, on some kind of soft roll that will keep everything together, but I'm rubbish at thinking of good sandwich combos that don't involve mozzerella. I have an eggplant in the fridge right now, and could do some kind of eggplant-goat-cheese sandwich deliciousness (since goat cheese is okay), or some kind of hummus-and-veggie blend. Mr. Barefoot does not eat peanut butter, but I suppose we could get him some deli meat and we could each have a really boring sandwich.
Other ideas I have had are things like roasted chickpeas, for protein, and then some kind of crispy and easy to eat vegetable, but Mr. Barefoot is not a big carrot-stick muncher or anything like that. Also, some kind of spring rolls or veggie egg rolls seems like it might be a possibility.
So please help me out! What are some easy to eat car foods? It's okay if they are a bit elaborate to put together, I just want something tasty and easy to eat that won't make a mess in Bonus Sister Barefoot's car. We're going to be eating burritos several times in the next few days, so I don't think those are an option.