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?

2 comments:

  1. Man, cashew cream can really just take any dish to the next level!

    I love packing snacky meals for car trips, stuff I can eat while I drive (sandwiches, chips, raw veggies, popcorn), and then make that meal for last for as many hours as I'm on the road. Well, for short 2-3 hours trips anyway. If I'm constantly eating, I don't get bored or tired.

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    1. That's a good point. Popcorn is a good idea. I need to add that to my packing lists. I'm so bad about eating in my car. That's probably why my car is always dirty.

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