View Full Version : Please Help....I'm traveling for the weekend
04-03-2006, 10:31 AM
I need some help. I'm going on a bus trip up to CT..an overnight stay. And I don't know what the heck to prepare so that I can maintain what I've started and not be tempted to buy fastfood or cooked while everyone else will. I am limited on resources..such food processor and dehydrator...so what ever you can share with me that will help me stay raw during this short trip will be great.
04-03-2006, 10:46 AM
ol2l, you know those plastic screw top jars peanuts are sold in , well i fill those with my own homemade trail mix of nuts , seeds , dry fruit so that i can easily carry it anywhere and just "drink" the mix out of jars for an efficient meal . bring that , some fruit to eat with it , bottled water and your set . or fast for the health of it during trip . goodday :)
04-03-2006, 11:09 AM
yes, the fats are good to avoid cooked if you are craving it - bring avos and nuts...
bring food that you LIKE! that is the main thing, then you'll be psyched for your raw meals! i love avos and dulse - dulse travels well...
i would figure out if there is an organic market where you are going.
good luck! take a raw buddy's phone number for support. :p
ps meal planning has helped me stay raw while travelling, ie - i knew i had my apples and almond butter for breakfast, so i would not be tempted by hotel buffet, etc if it is only a 2 day trip, can be easy to plan your meals ahead
04-03-2006, 11:21 AM
Definitely take stuff you like. I personally would take dates, fruits, and granola mixes....???? HUM....avos, definitely, oooh...here's one, I would make some crackers and take those in a ziploc baggie with a plastic container of my favorite pate! (that would be a good meal in a hotel, and you would only need a small refigerator to keep it when you get there! The best tip can tell you is SNACK alot, don't let yourself start to feel hungry (that's when I slip the most, and get more tempted by "fast food"!!!) Best of luck to you!
04-03-2006, 12:13 PM
dates dates dates!! (if you like dates, that is)
and like everyone else says..trail mixes would be great. apples with some raw almond butter maybe? a couple bananas?
bring what you like, and make sure you bring ENOUGH. i would personally overpack slightly on food, just to make sure i resisted all temptation
let us know how it goes :)
04-03-2006, 12:27 PM
Hey thanks everyone!! :D
Certainly a few great ideas. As far as avos.....I'm not really a big fan of them..only because I don't know what to combine them with cuz I'm not sold on the taste by themselves. Ps how do you keep 'em from browning???
Would freezing a couple of 32 oz green and fruit smoothies be ok too...like preparing them the night before?? Well atleast for the ride up :confused:
I will most certainly let you all know how it goes.
Shakti: I love your phone-a-rawfriend for support suggestion..BRILLIANT!
tvillemom and eyb: I certainly think it's very crucial for me to snack often enough not to feel hungry....cuz I already know if I don't I will certainly fall off the rawgon. And making sure I bring enough is absolutely crucial as well.
04-03-2006, 01:03 PM
I hope this helps I have just spent 2 1/2 days on the road in the car driving back from AZ and I found the best thing for me was just to take lots of cut up veggies that have been prewashed and cut up in ziploc bags and just snack on those when hungry along with fruits and nuts if you're eating those too. It really wasn't that hard just take a small cooler along if you can to keep them cool. Also when you get to where you are staying go to the store pick up a few items and wash them at the hotel or whereever you are staying that's what I did, it really wasn't that hard for me. Also if you are going to be eating out just ask the resturant to make you up a slald of all the fresh veggies available and they seem to be very accomodating to that. Good luck and have fun. Have a safe trip, Blessings. Karen
04-03-2006, 04:56 PM
I am going away in the morning early for 3 days and I have packed the following.
bag of dates.
Bag of finly chopped onions (to add to my avacado).
Bag of flax creckers.
One entire Date Nut Tort.
4 emergency bars(Gillian Mc Keith Living Food Bars).
Plastic Cutlery and paper plates (I am not checking in any luggage so I can not take proper stuf through XRay)
I have my green smoothie ready and in the fridge to have before I go.
I forgot to pack tomatoes.
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