Summer usually means vacations and that means traveling; so what's a raw foodie to bring so she doesn't starve to death? This summer we're going camping at Yellowstone. At least I will have access to stores where I can buy fresh produce and some other foods. But there are some staples I take with me when I travel so I know I'll always have something to eat or snack on.

These are some of the foods I like to bring:

  1. I take my home made granola where ever I go. I make sure to bring a lot of this as it keeps well and is so satisfying and filling. Even if I'm flying somewhere, I'll pack my granola in my suitcase.
  2. I make up trail mixes which will be great for when we go hiking. Making my own is much healthier than if I bought them at a store. This too travels well when flying. I can actually put some in my purse to take on the plane and snack on them while flying.
  3. If I'll have access to a blender, (like when we go visit my mom), I'll bring my protein powder, green powders, and super foods so I won't have to buy them for just a few days. Even camping, I can bring protein powder and fix up a drink with water. (I have a shaker that I bring to mix my drinks with).
  4. Any supplements or vitamins I take on a daily basis.
  5. On the trip, I'll bring fresh fruits to eat while we're driving (it's about 15 hours).
  6. Make my own oatmeal breakfast cereal where I just have to add the liquid and put any fruit into it. You can put these dry mixtures in containers to store. I'll bring my freeze dried blueberries which go really well in the cereal.
  7. Dried fruit to snack on. I can make banana chips ahead of time. These make for some great snacking, but once others taste how good they are. they'll likely eat a lot of them, so I bring extra! I found that out when we went to Miami and my family loved them so much, they kept wanting to eat them! Dried fruit is so easy to do with a dehydrator. Tastes so much better than store bought.
  8. I love hot tea and so I always take some with me. Even at home, I keep tea bags in my purse so I can have a cup of tea wherever I go!
  9. Raw bars. Sometimes, I'll buy these at the store as they are easier to travel with. The ones I make at home, usually have to be refrigerated or frozen so they are a little more difficult. There are numerous bars on the market today, so it's not that hard to find raw bars. I probably wouldn't find any near Yellowstone, so I stock up here at home.
  10. Almond butter, raw honey (any sweetener you may use), spices

As you can see, all of these foods can be taken on a trip whether you're driving or flying. They fit well into a suitcase (even the almond butter and honey but make sure to wrap them well and protect them so there is no spillage onto your clothes). There are probably other foods I might take that I can't think of at the moment, but hopefully what I've listed will give you an idea of how easy it can be to travel. It just takes some planning ahead.

Here's an easy trail mix recipe:

  • raw almonds
  • raw walnuts
  • raw cashews
  • dried coconut shreds
  • raisins and/or dried cranberries
  • dried fruit if you like (bananas, mangos, etc.)
  • cacao nibs 

Mix together almonds, walnuts, and cashews and add in the rest of the ingredients or anything else you like in a trail mix. This will provide you with lots of nutrition and energy! Great for trail hiking!