It’s been a little over 3 weeks on raw food for me…and I’m feeling splendid. We just flew back to South Carolina and I wanted to share a few tips regarding traveling while trying to maintain a raw focus. These tips could apply to a cross-country trek or just sometime when you might be away from your kitchen for awhile.
- Be prepared! I can’t stress this enough. If you aren’t prepared…you’ll fall victim to the “easy” foods you find along the way, and they are almost always bad foods.
- Try to avoid loading yourself up on nuts. It’s easy to do…nuts are so fun to crunch away on while you’re flying or driving, but they are heavy and hard to digest. Also try to avoid eating nuts and fruits in the same sitting. Go easy. With that said, I do think that traveling is a fun time to eat some of your splurge foods (like raw fudge balls).
- Bring fresh fruit. It comes in it’s very own wrapper! The wrapper is even edible sometimes! 🙂 What an amazing gift from God. I could easily stay happy on bananas, apples, and dates.
- Know your triggers. If you know that you love to snack while you drive…be prepared for that and bring your favorite raw treats that satisfy your need to crunch (flax crackers, carrots, etc).
- If you are driving, don’t forget a cooler! It broadens your options so much. You can make green smoothies ahead of time for your entire trip as long as they are kept cold (they are said to “keep” for 3 days!).
- Don’t be afraid to bring your blender or food processor with you if you are staying with family and friends (they they will think you are weird, but don’t they already?!). It’s a great teaching opportunity…teach them how to make a green smoothie and they will be healthy for life! 🙂
- The great thing about eating raw…is that there are grocery stores everywhere. SO…if you run out of food, just go get more. It may not be organic, but it will be raw.
Our stash during this trip included:
- 6 bananas
- 6 apples
- A bag of dates (medjool and barhi). Dates will make you happy when you’re stressing out because your flight is late.
- Raw trail mix that I made up (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, raisins, dried fruit mix)
- Two Raw food bars (this one is my favorite)
- Goji berries (my new favorite snack)
- Dried black mission figs
- Raw fudge balls (I whipped up a batch of these before I left and chilled them overnight). They were a great high protein/high fat food for Bella…and a treat for me.
This got us through a day of flying…with no stops for meals due to quick layovers. Yum yum! It’s fun to travel, but it’s great to be back in my own kitchen 🙂
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