Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paleo Foods For a Road Trip - Any Suggestions?

Gee, did you know that next Thursday is Thanksgiving?  My brain seems to have forgotten that fact until this last weekend.  I've been running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to wrap up projects and catch up on a few things so I won't have to bring my work with me when we go to So Cal for Thanksgiving weekend.

If I'm lucky, I'll have a few minutes to post the Weds recipe (I have pictures and everything!) but for now, I wanted to ask a question: Do you have any suggestions for snacks and meals we can take along on our 8 hour road trip?

Our last trip to So Cal was around Mother's Day.  That was over 6 months ago when we were in mid-transition from a gluten-free diet to a more Paleo diet.  If I remember correctly, I took hard boiled eggs, sliced apples, nuts, and carrot sticks for myself and a couple "PB&J" sandwiches, fruit, raisins, and oat granola bars for the kids.  It worked out okay - we had food to fuel us but we got bored of the selection pretty quickly.  I mean, who wants to eat HB eggs for 2 meals in a row?  Not me!  Lesson learned.

This time, I want to take more of a variety with me...but I'm at a lost as to what else we could pack.  I have a small cooler and ice packs, so keeping things cool isn't a problem.  I have to pack enough food for 2 meals and munchie snacks for all three of us.  Do you have any suggestions?


  1. Hi Anne, I make a egg casserole that travels very well and can be made with ingredients that suit your taste. Here' the link if you are interested:

    Would cold chicken legs work for you? We enjoy them, and a couple or three of those with some celery sticks, cucumbers,etc would be a good meal for me. Olives and pickles may not be strict Paleo but they are a good snack. Oh, how about sausage or meat balls? Some thick bacon fried the night before. And have you ever tried kale chips? Not sure how road friendly they are if you have a nice car. OK, that's all I've got. I hope you get some other suggestions and that you have a great trip and Thanksgiving!


  2. Beef jerky is great for travel. It's easy to make yourself, and it won't have any crap in it *and* it's a lot cheaper than store bought.


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