HOTEL FOOD NO MICROWAVE & NO FRIDGE – A DINING CONUNDRUM.
As full time travellers, we often find ourselves in hotel rooms. We love exploring and eating out, but often there are nights when we would much rather put our feet up and stay in to eat.
Anyone who stays in hotels regularly will understand the great dining conundrum – what can you eat in a hotel room with no microwave and no fridge?
Read on to find out what to do if you find yourself in a hotel room armed with a kettle, a cup and a tea spoon……
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Hotel food ideas – no microwave and no fridge
If you’re looking for some hotel food ideas but you have no microwave and fridge, keep on reading. We’ve got some great ideas for snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner in hotel rooms.
Snacks: Hotel food no microwave & no fridge
Snacks are fairly easy when it comes to hotel food with no microwave and no fridge. Of course, unhealthy snacks are always available, but if you want something a little healthier, here are some options.
1/ HUMMUS AND CRUDITES
A pot of hummus is an excellent nutritious snack. If your room isn’t too warm, it shouldn’t perish quickly either. Serve with either pre-chopped crudites, chopped veggies are normally available in supermarkets. Or, lentil chips also go well with humus.
2/ PEANUT BUTTER AND APPLE SLICES
One of our go to snacks when in hotel rooms with no microwave or fridge is peanut butter. Keep it a little healthier by serving apple chunks with a little bit of peanut butter on the side. Delicious and nutritious.
3/ MISO SOUP
If you want something warm to snack on, Miso Soup is an excellent option. You can buy it in sachets from most supermarkets. Simply add water and you’ve got a salty but healthy warm snack.
Breakfast: Hotel food no microwave & no fridge
With no option to make toast in a hotel room, there are limited breakfast options. Here are some or our favourite hotel food ideas for breakfast.
1/ CROISSANT OR PASTRY
Most hotels will offer tea and coffee making facilities. What could be better to go with a morning coffee than a croissant or pastry? If you don’t fancy heading out for a fresh one, buy a pastry from a supermarket or bakery the night before and you’ve got yourself an instant breakfast in bed.
2/ PORRIDGE OATS
Porridge oats are a pretty nutritious breakfast. You can now buy small pots of porridge oats, sometimes sweetened or flavored. Just add hot water and stir. If you’re feeling fancy, add some peanut butter or honey.
3/ FRUIT AND YOGHURT
Grab a fruit salad, pre-prepared and a small pot of yoghurt to make yourself a fabulous breakfast in your hotel room. For a cheaper option, grab a banana, orange and grapes and make your own fruit salad – add it straight to your yoghurt pot.
Lunch & Dinner: Hotel food no microwave & no fridge
1/ INSTANT NOODLES WITH EXTRAS
Instant noodles aren’t as unhealthy as they used to be – but they can still have a load of MSG contained within the flavouring packet. One way to avoid this, is to not put the flavouring in.
Instead, grab an instant noodle pot. Take out the flavouring. Add some natural flavours to your instant noodles. We like to add fresh sugar snap peas or mangetout and some seafood for a protein hit.
Easy to make in your hotel room with no fridge or microwave.
2/ SALAD BOX FULLY LOADED
Many supermarkets sell fresh salad boxes which even come with cutlery (bonus!) We like to grab these for dinner in our hotel room. Sometimes we will add some extra protein, such as a tin of tuna. Easy to prepare and healthy too.
3/ PITTA POCKETS
Our final “go to” dinner in a hotel is a pitta pocket. We grab a packet of inexpensive pitta pockets and some filling. The best filings are easy to add to the pitta and not perishable. Prawns and salad work well, as does tuna or cheese.
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