Staying Slim While On The Road

This isn’t my usual kind of post, but  sometimes it’s worth deviating from the usual.

Bruce and I just completed a 4000 mile road-trip: Colorado to California, then north, through beautiful Oregon, to Washington state, then back east through Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, to Colorado.

To all you fellow travelers: It’s kind of challenging not to gain weight or to keep your blood sugar from spiking if you stop at fast food joints or restaurants for such an extended trip.

I kept my weight consistent at 125 pounds by packing a cooler with the following Paleo-friendly foods:

A container of hard-boiled eggs

A container of fresh veggies (carrots, celery, etc.)

Some juicy apples

Hummus (I make my own ’cause it’s cheaper and you can control the ingredients.)

Sliced meats

Baked chicken wings. (I make them with my own spices so I can control the ingredients. The package mixes always contain some not-so-good ingredients.)

Dark chocolate

Nuts with no additives

Chocolate coconut balls

There are lots of other types of treats you can keep in the back seat for road trips. We saved hundred of dollars by not eating in restaurants. We stopped off occasionally at health food stores to replenish our supplies.

Some hotel breakfasts offer healthy choices, like omelets and fruit.

If you’ve got ideas to share for foods on the road, I’d love to hear them. I’m always trying to find new ways to stay healthy.

The coconut balls are easy to make and you can keep them in the refrigerator. The recipe that follows makes about 20 balls.

  • 1 two-cup package of finely shredded coconut.
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • @ 2/3 cup almond butter
  • @ 1/2 cup cocoa
  • @ 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teasp. salt
  • 1 teasp. vanilla
  • Sweetener such as stevia or honey or maple syrup. (As much as you  need to make the mixture kind of moist.)

Mix all till it holds together. Form into balls and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the freezer or fridge.

You can also try dipping the balls in melted chocolate ( the kind that gets hard after it cools).

Coconut balls are a great snack between meals that won’t mess with your blood sugar. The health food store packages only contain about 8 balls and are really expensive, so I’ve devised my own recipe and it makes about 20 balls.

I hope this post helps you stay healthy on the road. Blessings!

One thought on “Staying Slim While On The Road”

  1. Love this! Yes I like to pack coolers for road trips too. Thank you for the recipe! Will be trying it soon as have all the ingredients on hand. I agree that making your own is less expensive and definitely helpful with food restrictions/sensitivities.

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