Road Trips Eats

One of our favorite things to do is go on long road trips to new places. We love to make little stops along the way to explore new towns, stretch, walk around and just get outside of the car. This helps to break things up a bit and makes the overall road trip more enjoyable. Often times there isn't anything but fast food and chain restaurants along those long stretches of road. I'd rather not have to stop and eat at Mc Donalds, so I put in a little extra effort to pack an ice chest full of snacks and meals that I enjoy eating and won't make me feel any less than my regular, energized self. On our last road trip to Big Sur we took things to the extreme and cooked most of our meals instead of eating at restaurants. At times it felt a little stressful, but at the end of the day we saved money and got to eat the food we love instead of compromising for low quality, over priced restaurant food. This method of travel may not be for everyone, but it was a fun little experiment to see if we could cook our homemade meals on the road. Take as little or as much from this as you want, but just know that it IS very possible to eat healthy and stay on routine while away from home. 

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Tools & Utensils 

  • 2 forks + 2 spoons

  • 2 bowls

  • 2 mason jars

  • 2 stainless steal straws

  • handheld electric whisk

  • cutting board

  • large platter

  • 1 sharp knife

  • mandolin slicer

  • 1 medium sized cast iron skillet

  • 1 medium sized pot

  • 2 hydro flasks (one for coffee and one for water)

  • 1 fold out table (if camping)

  • Coleman Table Top Burner

  • 5 gallon water jug with dispenser (if camping)

  • dish sponge 

  • large ice chest

  • large plastic bin (for utensil storage)

 Tacos we made using ground beef, veggies, avocado and Siete tortillas.

Tacos we made using ground beef, veggies, avocado and Siete tortillas.

 The view from our campsite kitchen set up :)

The view from our campsite kitchen set up :)

Food & Drinks

  • matcha powder
  • Vital Proteins to-go collagen sticks
  • Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
  • almond milk
  • Chia seed pudding (pre-made and stored in a 32 oz mason jar)
  • Fresh fruit- strawberries, blueberries, cherries, oranges, raspberries, kiwi, bananas, etc
  • granola
  • nut butter
  • coconut yogurt
  • grilled chicken (pre made)
  • avocado oil
  • lemons
  • salt & pepper
  • Siete Tortillas 
  • grass-fed ground beef
  • tomatoes, onion, cilantro
  • chips
  • Simple Mills crackers
  • salami
  • smoked salmon 
  • avocado 
  • mixed nuts
  • fresh veggies for dipping (carrots, cucumber, radish, cherry tomatoes, celery)
  • Hummus
  • soft boiled eggs
  • raw eggs
  • organic bacon
  • Banza Pasta 
  • greens- arugula, spinach, romaine 
  • gluten free bread
  • micro greens
  • pickled onion
  • eating evolved chocolate 
  • bulletproof bars
  • 32 oz fresh grapefruit and cucumber juice 
  • limes
  • ice

We packed all of our tools and utensils into a big plastic box, making it easier to transport from the car to our campsite/hotel room. I always make sure to bring all the fixings to make my morning matcha. I've found it impossible to find a restaurant or coffee shop that makes one that's up to my standards (they are often too sweet or not blended correctly). I used my trusty handheld whisk to blend mine in a mason jar. For breakfasts we alternated between chia pudding with fresh fruit, eggs, bacon and big salads. We snacked on a ton of fresh veggies and fruit, coconut yogurt with granola, bulletproof bars and soft boiled eggs. For lunch we had grilled chicken salads with pecans, avocado and apple slices. For dinner one night we had tacos with chips and guacamole and Banza pasta with veggies another night. I like to enjoy a homemade cocktail while on vacation so I brought a mason jar filled with freshly juiced grapefruit and cucumber that i mixed with organic vodka, lime juice and ice. We brought a 5 gallon glass jug with a dispenser on it for drinking water and also for washing dishes at our campsite. 

 We love making meat and veggie plates! This is a fun and easy snack. All you need is a large plate, a sharp knife and any fresh fruit, veggies, meats, mixed nuts or cheeses. 

We love making meat and veggie plates! This is a fun and easy snack. All you need is a large plate, a sharp knife and any fresh fruit, veggies, meats, mixed nuts or cheeses. 

 Grilled chicken salad with romaine lettuce, pecans, micro greens, avocado, salt and pepper. 

Grilled chicken salad with romaine lettuce, pecans, micro greens, avocado, salt and pepper. 

courtnie hamel