6 Simple Meals To Prepare While Sailing

Sailing is a great way to get away from it all and relax. But what do you do when you get hungry? Don’t worry. This blog post discusses six simple meals that you can prepare while sailing. All of these recipes are easy to follow and require minimal ingredients. So, whether you’re an experienced sailor or a first-time cruiser, these recipes are sure to please.

Meal shakes

Invest in a portable blender that you can use to make smoothies on the go. There are endless combinations of frozen fruit and vegetables that you can put into a shake. You can use milk, almond milk, or fruit juice as the liquid base for your smoothie concoction. Apart from fruits and vegetables, you can add protein powder or energy-rich nuts and seeds to your shakes. This way, you can keep your energy levels up throughout the day. The great thing about meal shakes is that you can get all the nutrition in one drink. You will also tend to feel full without preparing a full-course meal. 

Oatmeal cups

This is another great breakfast option for sailing trips. All you need to do is mix ingredients such as oats, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds in a bowl before transferring them into individual cupcake molds. Bake them in the oven till they turn golden brown. Oatmeal cups are full of energy to keep you going throughout the day. You can also make variations such as peanut butter and banana, mango and coconut, or blueberry and almond oatmeal cups. If you are not a fan of baking, you can also try overnight oats. All you have to do is add all the ingredients into a container and put it in the refrigerator overnight.


Whether it’s breakfast or lunch, sandwiches are always a great idea. You can prepare simple fillings such as nut butter and jelly, tuna salad, or egg salad in no time. Make sure to use whole-grain bread to get the most nutrition out of your meal. You can also top it off with vegetables and greens such as lettuce, spinach, or tomatoes for an added nutritional boost. Be creative and make a twist on classic sandwiches – why not try a pesto and feta sandwich? If you have kids on board, prepare a range of sandwiches they’ll love, such as cheese and ham or peanut butter and banana. You can also cut them into fun shapes to make them more appealing.


Wraps are another excellent option for lunch or dinner on the boat. All you need to do is grab a tortilla shell and fill it with your favorite ingredients, such as beans, cheese, and vegetables. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some shredded beef or grilled salmon for a protein-packed meal. You can also make Southwestern wraps with black beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocados. If you want something lighter, try making some simple lettuce wraps. All you need is a few leaves of iceberg lettuce and your desired fillings. Wraps are easy to assemble and will be a hit among everyone on board.


Since pasta doesn’t require special cooking techniques, pasta is an excellent option for a quick meal on the boat. All you need to do is cook the pasta in boiling water and mix it with your favorite sauce or vegetables. For example, you can try making a tomato and basil pesto sauce for a classic Italian flavor. To make it a more substantial meal, add some grilled chicken or pan-fried shrimp for an added protein boost. For the vegetarians on board, try adding some sautéed mushrooms, zucchini, and bell peppers to give your pasta dish a hearty flavor. Regardless of what ingredients you choose, pasta is always a crowd-pleaser.

DIY tacos

Tacos are a great way to enjoy a delicious meal without cooking for hours. All you need is some ground beef (or turkey), cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and tortillas. You can also add some black beans and peppers as a vegetarian alternative. Tacos are easy to assemble and will leave everyone satisfied. Make sure to have extra ingredients to make variations based on everyone’s tastes. Depending on your preference, you can serve the tacos in soft taco shells or crunchy taco shells. There is also the option for you to go for naked tacos that involve no shells, just the fillings.

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No matter what type of meal you’re looking to make while on a sailing trip, these simple and delicious options are sure to be great crowd-pleasers. Make sure to stock up before your sailing trip. A well-stocked pantry is the key to any successful voyage! With these simple meals in mind, you can look forward to nutritious and delicious meals while at sea.

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