Road Food: Volume 1

I’ve been doing some traveling lately and one thing I do when I road travel is pack food, real food. For one, it saves me a ton of money. Two, it allows me to not have to compromise on food quality when I really don’t have to.

If there is no plan then the plan is to fail and my health is too important to not consider this just because I am not at home.

The difference between achieving your goals and failing is PLANNING.

In my travel lately, I had access to a full kitchen which made things much easier of course and allowed me to bring more food to stow away in the fridge during my stay. Had I not had that option I would have simply omitted bringing fresh meat with me.

When traveling, it is usually really challenging to find quality, clean and organic proteins and fats, especially when eating out. Those are the top two priorities in my diet specifically because I have the Metabolic Type of a Fast Oxidizer which tells me which foods are ideal for my health and performance and what macronutrient ratios I should consume at each meal.

So without further ado, here are the types of things that I packed for my trip:

Protein Sources

  • Epic bars – this week I had the bison, venison, and chicken sriracha flavors
  • Chomps Sticks
  • Premade Ranch Chicken Salad – YUM!
  • Pastured eggs – that I got in my monthly farm drop and stashed in my cooler
  • A package of grass-fed steaks – that I got in my monthly Butcherbox order and stashed in my cooler
  • A 1# brick of grass-fed ground beef – that I got in my monthly Butcherbox order and stashed in my cooler
  • 2 premade packages of roasted chicken legs that had been made during my last batch cook day
  • 1 can of Wild Planet wild pink salmon
  • 1 package of pre-cooked organic chicken meatballs – that I found at Costco

 

Fat Sources

  • Organic coconut oil packets – Trader Joe’s carries them
  • Ghee/clarified butter packets – I love Tin Star Foods brand of ghee and the packets were pricey but stashing some into a 4-ounce mason jar works great for the road too!  
  • Avocados
  • A travel bottle of Kasandrinos olive oil – they also sell individual packets now
  • Pistachios
  • Macadamia nuts – dry roasted with sea salt
  • Almond butter packets – I took Justin’s brand on this trip

 

Carbohydrate Sources

  • A bag of golden potatoes
  • Beet chips – dehydrated/raw
  • 1 can of Eden Organic cannellini beans
  • 1 can of organic butternut squash
  • Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips – these babies are cooked in coconut oil instead of seed oils 🙂
  • Organic applesauce snack packs
  • Green-tipped bananas
  • Plantain chips – cooked in coconut oil instead of seed oils
  • Organic fruit leathers from Trader Joe’s
  • Trail mix 

 

Misc Items

  • Real Salt travel pack
  • Peppermint tea
  • A few 88% dark chocolate squares from Endangered Species 

 

 

Note that before my trip I didn’t go grocery shopping and didn’t know what options I would have when I arrived at my destination regarding food shopping.  Since I knew I could bring a big cooler I shopped my freezer, fridge, and pantry for these items first and picked up a few fresh items at the store when I arrived. 

I typically bring much more than I need because I like having options and my appetite is HUGE so I eat a lot and wanted to save time and work for myself on the backend of my travel and the frontend of my vacation. 

I save a boatload of cash purchasing food each month through Thrive Market and Amazon as well as in bulk at the grocery store and of course through my monthly Butcherbox membershipCheck out this recent blog I wrote about my Butcherbox experience to learn more about what they do and how they can save you money and work.  I’m all about that and I bet you are too.

 

I’d love to know what you do and how you prepare and plan to eat well when you road travel?

 

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