Traveling while living the Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle can be challenging so we have some tips that will help you stay on course while on the road. We recently took a road trip to the east coast for some much needed summer beach time and filmed this show along the way to share how we deal with food preparations while traveling.
Accommodations and Supplies
When planning a trip we look for AirBnB accommodations that have a kitchen with basic dishes and cooking supplies so we can cook a majority of our meals during our stay. We always bring our Nutribullet, because it is small and light enough to pack easily, so we can make salad dressings and nice cream. Then we plan for a few simple meals that we can easily pack the ingredients for. On this trip we decided that allowing ourselves one meal out a day was acceptable and still allowed us to feel like we were on vacation. We chose to pack food for our breakfasts, dinners, and desserts.
We packed oats, flax meal, frozen berries, and nuts so that we could have oatmeal for breakfasts. For a couple of our dinners we packed a loaf of gluten free sour dough bread, tofu, tomatoes, onion, avocados and mustard to make sandwiches. We also packed fruit and nuts for snacking and of course we brought some ripe bananas, cocoa powder and plant milk so that we could make our nice cream for desserts. We also brought some ingredients like vinegar, nutritional yeast, mustard, and cashews to make a simple salad dressing.
After unpacking and stocking our AirBnB kitchen we peeled and sectioned the bananas to go into the freezer to be ready for the nest day to make nice cream. On the second day we found a health food store where we had lunch and bought some greens to have salad and used the remaining tomato, onion and avocados from our sandwich making to garnish the salad.
For restaurants we searched “Myrtle Beach Vegan” in Google Maps and as a Google search to find listings and reviews of any local vegan or vegan friendly restaurants. Then we scour the menus online to find the best places to order from the available vegan options to stay as close to our whole food plant based plans as we can. This way we get to enjoy our vacation and have some nice meals out without going off the rails.