How To Be A Food Packing Pro

Road trip season is officially underway! But for some families, having fun in the sun can be a hassle. Whether you're packing up to explore the great outdoors or peruse ancient exhibits at a museum, FoodSaver offers a few tips to make sure your summer vacation is breeze.

Meal Prep

No road trip is complete without treats! Instead of gorging on junk food during the duration of the trip, take a few healthy alternatives. Prior to the trip, purchase a few of your favorite fresh fruits such as bananas or strawberries. You can even go on and peel the bananas, place them in a FoodSaver bag and vacuum seal the bag to keep the bananas fresher longer and avoid discoloration. For an extra special treat, whip up a few chunky chocolate chip cookies to take on the road. Seal in the cookies' chocolate goodness with a FoodSaver vacuum seal bag.

Pro tip: If you're hitting the road bright and early, prepare a fresh batch of muffins for breakfast on-the-go. Using the PulseVacâ„¢ feature on the Fresh Food Preservation System, vacuum seal the muffins to seal in the freshness for an easy and delicious breakfast treat.

Protect Your Valuables

Avoid the agony of losing a pair of earrings or even a wedding ring during vacation. Because as easy as it is to have one of those items go missing, it's just as easy to protect them. Break out the FoodSaver Fresh Preservation System and vacuum seal those valuables before your voyage. On your way back, you can even reseal the items using an easy-to-transport FoodSaver FreshSaver Handheld Vacuum Sealing System.

Pack Light

Traveling with a family is no easy feat. Sometimes, we tend to overpack just in case anything pops up. One way to lighten your load is to cut back on toiletries. Lotions, soap, conditioners, shampoos and other liquids can take up a lot of room – and make your bag a lot heavier than it already is. Use FoodSaver vacuum seal bags to create small packets of soap, conditioner or whatever you may need for each day of travel.

Make the most of your summer vacation by hitting the open roads! With these tips, you'll be prepared for every twist and turn. Bon voyage!