RE: Newly Vegan - Need Foods for Traveling
Posted Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Do you have access to enough water to rinse sprouted grains and beans twice a day, and a place to keep them out of the sun somewhere in the car? Sprouted chickpeas are fast, three days to a fresh salad. All you need is an old mason jar, an old bit of pantyhose and an elastic. If you don't have experience you can practice now. It is easy.
Dried fruit and vegetables are also good if you have that water access for reconstitution.
Oatmeal does not have to be cooked, just soaked. Put it in a sealed container as you finish one rest stop, and it will be ready for the next. Eat your raisins that way or you will end up eating too much dried fruit.
Pumpernickel style bread is dense and the best for this kind of travel.
Bring plant milk in those boxes that don't have to be in the refridgerator... the small ones would be good unless you are a gang of people and can finish one off when it is open.
Mix up packets of jars of spices to add to reconstituted food which will give you some variety.
I have seen whole grain soba noodles ready to eat, in airtight packages, that don't have any preservatives.
Stop for scheduled meals, even if it is at the side of the road for ten minutes. If you are driving all day you will easily loose track of how much you are eating if you are snacking while moving.
Most hotels have microwave and fridge, especially if you tell them you expect that before you arrive, although that won't help much except for a hot meal once a day.
Sounds like fun!
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