We spend a lot of time boating. It's just our way of life.
My parents had a cruiser when we were growing up. Our weekends consisted of swimming, tubing, dancing, and eating. Lots of eating! My mom would always pack our favorite treats on the boat....M & M's, cheese and crackers.... We always splurged on the weekends.
Now that we spend plenty of time on the water, we come up with creative ways to eat well. Our grill is the perfect solution. Even if you don't have a boat (or even a grill), you can eat clean on a budget while still enjoying your weekend.
We have a small propane grill on the boat.
I brought chicken tenderloins along.
Ryan actually grilled out while Caleb and I relaxed.
(That is the ideal clean eating scenario: Get someone else to cook it for you while you lie out in the pretty sunshine.)
We grilled some baby portobello mushrooms and sliced squash.
All I did beforehand was slice the squash and wipe down the mushrooms. I stored everything in separate plastic containers until it was time to cook. You can preseason it with herbs or lemon before you head out as well.
So.... You can still pull off this meal at home on the grill or even in a skillet on the stove! It's simple, it's clean, and it's doesn't take a ton of time out of your weekend. If you have a boat without a grill, cook it all before you go out and have a picnic!