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Food suggestions when travelling

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Created May 05, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I'm on the road and take frequent overnight trips that often last a week. What are some suggestions for eating Paleo on the road?

I rarely have a fridge or a microwave and I literally drive all day. Its annoying because I usually end up at restaurants, which get expensive. And even restaurants aren't that healthy sometimes.

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on May 05, 2012
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I would argue that even a salad at most restaurants is hardly healthy at all.

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Though you don't have a fridge, could you bring a cooler in the trunk?

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on May 05, 2012
at 03:37 PM

When ever I travel I take a stash of foods that I've prepared, seperated, frozen into servings if possible so I can grab for something good when I'm to tired or can't find another option, they include:

crispy nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews) soaked and dried, I take several full zip locks of each kind. keep in refrigerator

unsweetened dry coconut, you can get this in groceries as well while traveling

dried fruit rolls which are a mix of fruit, coconut milk, nuts: portioned and individual servings (I do these in bulk once a month for snacks so they are ready to go)

you can purchase fruits in any grocery fresh, add yogurt. If you eat raw veggies you can eat carrots, celery with cheese

I make GAPS pancakes in a variety of flavor, each serving is basically 1 egg, .75oz of any nut, 1/2 small banana, puree, cook. I usually make 4 servings at once and freeze. Add in blueberries once its pureed or change out bananas to pumkin. These are great warm or cold for a meal or snack if needed. Balanced fat, protein and carbs about 300 calories per serving

If you concoct any type of 'protein' bar or chococlate snack full of nuts, coconut, you can do individual servings.

precooked crisp bacon in a baggie.

I tend to bring more than I need, but that comes from being stuck not finding food when I want it.

Grilled anything is usually pretty good, with steamed veggies at most restaurants.

Breakfast meals for lunch or dinner if possible are always good, eggs, bacon, veggies, butter.

These opts can keep me happy for only about 4 days, after that I want home cooked meals. Hopefully this will help get you through the rough patches!!

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on May 05, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Jerky, hard boiled eggs, raw veggies, fruit and nuts, dried unsweetened coconut, super dark chocolate, etc.

Put a cooler in the trunk for any produce and/or precooked meats and meals that you make prior to traveling or that you purchase along the way!

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on May 05, 2012
at 03:52 PM

Avocados are widely available. You can buy or make your own pemmican. A jar of coconut oil/ grass fed butter.

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on May 06, 2012
at 06:44 AM

Lots and lots of canned fish. (You can drain them in a restroom sink if necessary.)

Could you find a supermarket where you're traveling and get some deli meat? Lots of supermarkets have salad bars, too, with chicken, HB eggs, etc., besides just all the veggies. Not ideal, obviously, but better than some of the alternatives.

Might be a good idea to keep a supply of paper plates & utensils in your trunk if you really travel that much. Maybe even a good knife, veggie peeler, cutting board and/or a hot plate or slow cooker. (Especially since you said your trips can last a week or more...assuming you stay in the same place.) You'd be surprised what you can whip up in a hotel room.

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