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Thread: good primal travel food?

  1. #1
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    Feb 2011

    good primal travel food?

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    I am just really getting into primal living (several months of eating gluten free and a couple weeks of eating much more primally now), and I will be traveling next week for a vacation with friends. As a way to save money we will be grocery shopping for snacks and quick things to keep in our room for breakfast and lunch, and dining out for dinners. Does anyone have suggestions for really easy primal breakfasts and lunches. We will have a mini fridge and microwave but thats it! Of course they are talking about a loaf of bread and PB, but as they know I am GF I said I can just do my own thing. The question is... what do I do?! (also I wont have access to bowls, kitchen ware, can openers etc.)

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

  2. #2
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    Mar 2011
    I'm new to the "primal" lifestyle, but I travel a bit and think this is a great question! I bet others will have a lot of creative ideas. Mine are:

    - hard boiled eggs if you're traveling with a cooler, or you can sometimes find already hb eggs at grocery stores at decent prices.. HB eggs are my favorite "fast food"
    - depending on the ingredient list, you can buy already roasted chickens, and split into two meals (or eat in one!)
    - fresh veggies to keep in your mini-fridge
    - fruits, in moderation
    - and depending on your budget, you can always go into a whole foods and make a big ass salad, or buy some pre-made food. the prices are usually $7.99 a lb, give or take a dollar.

    - nuts

    good luck - and I can't wait to see other responses!


  3. #3
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    Jan 2011
    Kagoshima, Japan
    If you have a mini-fridge and your friends only want bread and PB, you shouldn't have a problem

    To add to the other suggestions:
    - microwaved scrambled eggs, cold meat cuts and veg for breakfast
    - BAS for lunch (buy in a shop, or take your own container with you)
    - hunks of cheese
    - jerky

    I second the utility of hard-boiled eggs! Amazing snack food.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2010
    The pre bagged salad at the grocery store with the rotisserre chicken, avocado and other veggies on top (or the pre-cooked chicken strips in the deli area) Deli meats wrapped around cheese or avocado. Lettuce wrap sandwiches.

  5. #5
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    Jan 2011
    chicken of the sea tuna and salmon in single serve pouches. I

    And seriously? Bring a microwave safe bowl. It doesnt take that much space.
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  6. #6
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    Jan 2011
    Raw nuts
    Dried fruit
    Bagged salad mixes
    Tub of coconut oil

    Eat each thing separately or mix it all for a humungo salad.

  7. #7
    Bring a few small Takealongs (microwave-safe leftover containers). They nest for travel and are microwave-safe.
    Use them to store cooked deli meat, veggies, and opened packages of cheese.
    Use the lids as a cutting board.
    Use them to cook eggs in the microwave (as already noted). Put some veggie bits in them for a ghetto omelet.
    If you're hardcore you can cook some hamburger in them to save money.
    Bring a pocketknife to cut the meat and veggies.


  8. #8
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    Feb 2011
    thanks everyone for some great ideas! primal folks are creative... I really like the deli meat and cheese wrap ideas, as well as the bag of salad. Are there optimal types of jerky to buy over others? I've never tried it but was thinking of giving it a go for my trip. I'm assuming not all jerky's are created equal?

  9. #9
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    Aug 2010
    Some jerky has a lot of weird preservatives and loads of salt. Check the ingredients.
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  10. #10
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    Oct 2010
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    I'm not a fan of store-bought jerky, which is not only usually not healthy but all the brands I've ever seen are way overpriced. You should also beware of deli meat which is often laden with salt and injected with preservatives. And finally, bags of salad often come with dressing that is full of bad oils. So, just be aware.

    I love sardines - King Oscar is wild-caught Norwegian and available at WalMart or Costco. That also gets you your omega-3s.

    Don't forget silverware (or you can pick up plastic stuff at the grocery store).

    If you do dairy, yogurt.

    If you're not flying, I would definitely take a cooler. Your own meat, omelette muffins, clean dressing, hard-boiled eggs, would be well worth it IMO.
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