Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Healthy Eating on the Road
I have been traveling a little bit for work, and whenever I know I'm going to be on the road, I pack ahead. Most of my trips take me to very rural places in Arkansas, and there are not a lot of options for a healthy vegan lunch. All you really need to get through a full day of traveling is a cooler and a little planning ahead.
On my first trip, I left bright and early in the morning. So, I packed my cooler with a mid-morning snack. I pulled over for a quick break and got out my almond milk and protein powder. A few quick shakes and you have a protein packed start to the day. Around lunch time, I found a nice place to park and broke out my salad. I was hoping to find a park or nice bench to eat outside, but there were not a lot of options. So, I ate in my car.
This salad is super easy and can be made with a number of different ingredients. I simply prepped ahead by making a large pot of black lentils, then I tossed them with chopped cabbage and apples. In the morning, I spooned that out into a tupperware and topped with carrots and daiya cheese. Lunch is served.
Healthy meals make this girl happy!
On another trip, I decided to go with a veggie packed salad, some delicious grapes and a handful of almonds. My sandwich kept fine without a cooler for a few hours while I made a trip up to north Arkansas for a meeting.
As with the salad, any ingredients that you like will work. This is avocado, tomato, lettuce, red peppers, carrots, mustard and cashew cream. It was amazing. When you have a healthy and appetizing lunch ready, you are far less likely to grab something unhealthy on the road.
I finished my lunch with this tasty snack on the go, grapes and almonds. I think they go nicely together. This fiber and protein rich foods will keep you full and happy while you travel.
What's your favorite car trip food?