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05-12-2008, 12:55 PM
My family is going to be staying with my aunt for about four weeks this spring/ summer. I've started to make some raw goodies to take with me, and there is a Whole Foods close to buy freshies, but I was wondering if you guys had any favorite things to take/make when traveling.
05-12-2008, 04:39 PM
if traveling by car i take my blender and cooler with me which works great for keeping pates, greens and other veggies cool and fresh.
otherwise I like to travel with:
nori sheets for quick veggie wraps (works great with the pates)
easy to eat fruits basically
05-12-2008, 05:40 PM
If the trip is by car, definitely take a cooler with some goodies in it, and your blender as well if you regularly drink smoothies. Even before bumping up raw, from personal experience, it's a disaster area out there on the interstates with gas station convenience stores and fast food joints everywhere you look coming into almost any town of any size. Doing a little homework to find a good supermarket, healthfood store, or local growers' markets can be helpful too. Some dehydrator treats, fresh fruit, and some bags of greens and a salad bowl will really help you out, even in that motel room at the end of the day. Cooler treats for the first couple of days can include pre-made smoothies frozen in bottles - voila, instant meal later! On the plane it's trickier these days as security is apt to confiscate some stuff. Check with the TSA government website for guidelines. When you're at your Aunt's definitely hit up that WF, and ask ahead if she has a blender. If so, that's half the battle won right there. Just be pro-active and have some things in your bag like raw nuts, sliced-up fruits, veggie sticks or Larabars if you're in a situation where the food is not what you want to eat. A bottle of water with you is essential too to help you fill up and avoid stuff you don't want to eat. If there's socializing during this period, again, be pro-active and prepare a healthy dish you know you can eat. You'd be surprised at how many people will actually be grateful for something lighter and natural, unless they're die-hard junk food eaters.
Bottom line, it takes a little planning and taking matters into your own hands, but you'll be glad you did!
05-12-2008, 11:30 PM
Dried fruit is nice to travel with in the car. Homemade trail mix is good as well, but the more I travel, the more I'm gravitating towards just carrying fruits and maybe some cut up veggies. If I have a lot of high fat stuff with me, I'll eat it and then I don't feel quite as good as I do with more moderation. :)
05-13-2008, 10:56 AM
Thanks, everyone! Good suggestions. I feel pretty well prepared now.:)
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