I am fairly new to paleo, so still figuring things out. I am going out of town this weekend for a dance convention with my college dance team. At these conventions the only food that is served is the most disgusting food you can imagine.. Huge tubs of rubbery mac and cheese and pre-packaged hot dogs! Any ideas for good foods I can take with me that will keep pretty well in a insulated container and will keep me full for long dance days?
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on August 07, 2013
at 03:10 PM
I'm assuming you mean things that at no point need refrigeration?
As Britt suggested, jerky and trail mix is the easiest option. Dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, done.
Think of the kinds of fruits and veggies you keep in a basket on the counter. You can easily bring a banana, an apple, an avocado, an orange, some carrots, and some tomatoes, for example. Just try not to keep them in the container very long so they can breathe. Dipping them in nut butter was a great idea from Britt; coconut butter is great too.
If you're a little flexible, as in willing to settle for "at least it's better than mac&cheese," larabars, quest bars, low-sugar KIND bars, very dark chocolate, and a baggie of protein powder with a box of almond/coconut milk aren't the worst things you can do to yourself.
Otherwise, you're going to have to seriously ice-pack some applegate deli meat and hard boiled eggs. If a microwave is accessible to you, organic prepackaged soups (obviously read the ingredients for grains/beans/msg/sugar/etc.) could be helpful also. Lastly, if you don't have a milk allergy, it seems like you can't walk five feet without running into somewhere that sells greek yogurt, and that probably won't kill you. I know how hard traveling can be! Good luck!
on August 07, 2013
at 01:17 PM
Some ideas that I pack in my lunches (I'm not too strict paleo so you may not eat all of these things): fruit, cooked sweet potatoes, large salads covered in veggies, jerky, hard boiled eggs, trail mix, apples or carrots dipped in nut butters, raw veggies dipped in humus, veggie stir fry over rice.
Those are some of the things that I frequently pack for lunch. Not all of them are 100% paleo but they're better than fast food or the mushy macaroni you mentioned!