Travelling already- sharing tips and send ideas!

  • I traveled 3 weeks between Jan and Feb (London, Rome and India) & I desperately needed to reset sleep and food. We have a family ski vacation this week so I almost didn’t sign up for PN20 but then thought, this is my life, the travel is here to stay, so I need to make it work. So I signed up for PN20 and was sort of excited for the challenge to start when I wasn’t home with access to all the foods I would need.. My first step was to start with some prep on Saturday – using the PN shopping list and brands we like list. Sharing ideas below –
    Please send any tips on how you make travel work for you!

    I brought Trader Joes Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal – whole grains, quinoa and amaranth with flax and chia seeds (gluten free). Add almond butter and fruit.
    Ezekiel bread (not gluten free but better than nothing) – and three toppings to mix it up – avocado// hard boiled eggs// almond butter with chia seeds.

    For lunch and snacks,
    –Pre cooked quinoa, Sweet potatoes with black beans and avocado. Also brought some eggplant hummus. Lots of veggies like celery, carrots, grape tomatoes, spinach. Apples, bananas. Also, dried fruit and almonds. Rx bars – Blueberry flavor.
    the Ezkeil bread with almond butter and banana sandwiches

    Dinners -made ahead
    — Turkey chili with all PN friendly ingredients, avoid the bread and butter !
    –Flu flighter chicken stew (Run Fast. Cook fast. Eat Slow recipe)
    –At the lodge there is a chicken, salmon and black bean burger – can order this with no bun, dairy

    Foods I’m avoiding – pita crackers and cheese, potato chips, mint milano cookies, baugette bread with butter, regular whole wheat bread, and salami. Trader joes dark chocolate peanut butter cups. This food is not usually allowed at home, but it’s a ski vacation, so the rules are flexible to eat “party food”.

    Posted by: LWBETH20

  • Hi Lisa! You’re definitely setting yourself up by planning ahead – love it! Here are some suggestions…
    1. To keep lunches gluten-free, try making “bowls” or salads instead of sandwiches or switch to a grain-free tortilla like a cassava or coconut tortilla to make a wrap! Siete brand makes great ones but you can sometimes find cheaper options at the store, too.
    2. As you plan meals, keep the P20 Plate and P20 pyramid in mind (you can find these under Resources). We also have a Savvy Snacking handout (under week two) you can peek ahead and use for ideas!
    3. If you like crackers and pita chips, try some whole-food, gluten-free crackers like Simple Mills or Mary’s Gone Crackers and dip in hummus or other yummy P20-approved dips 🙂
    4. For a warm, chocolatey ski-trip drink, I love mixing Primal Kitchen’s Collagen Fuel in Chocolate Coconut with hot water and drinking it like hot chocolate!
    5. For protein on the go, hard-boiled eggs, jerky (Chomps is a good brand – they use grass-fed beef and have no added sugar), almonds, or nut butters are all good options.

    Hopefully this helps!

    Posted by: icon Lia C - PN Nutritionist

  • Thank you for all the suggestions- so excited for new ideas. I found the Chomps at trader joes! So good. I also needed the suggestions for the grain free wraps- as I love bread and wraps, but its difficult to find a substitute. And the hot chocolate is great tip :)!

    Posted by: LWBETH20

  • So glad you found these helpful! Let us know if you need any other tips or suggestions 🙂 Have fun on your ski trip! Let us know what worked for you when you get back!

    Posted by: icon Lia C - PN Nutritionist

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