Keto - Low-Carb - Refined Sugar Free
It is so easy to go off the rails with nutrition while on a road trip. Everything is set out to be fast and easy and full of carbs…think for a minute, what can you really pick up and go that isn’t wrapped in a bun, bread, or packed full of sugar? There are some options if you look for them but I think by being prepared will hopefully help avoid the temptation altogether.
That being said – I’m not going to lie, snacking has got to be my favourite part of road trips. When I’d travel with my parents they’d usually pack some really good treats in a cooler so we were well prepared for eats in between stops and although we’d usually be well equipped with some seriously artisan sandwiches (I picked up my love of food and cooking naturally), they usually were left untouched as we’d opt to stop for a burger instead. FOILED by fast food.
We usually don’t run into many problems eating out on our Ketogenic diet – It’s not hard to forego the bun and ask for a salad without croutons but I knew that the easier I could make it traveling with our 14 month old the better. We had a long drive ahead of us and stopping to sit down at a restaurant every time we needed to eat was asking for eventual disaster.
I made sure we had all of the ingredients to make our elevated coffees and teas
Silk’s Orignal Coconut Milk
And packed some easy to grab items like Grass Fed Low Carb Beef Sticks, Coconut Cheese, Olives, our favourite Epic Bars and Hemp Hearts we could add to salads. In additions to a batch of my Roasted Cumin & Mint Parsnip Chips because who doesn’t like something savoury and crunchy, all the while staring off down the road, signing along to the Troll’s Soundtrack because it’s the glue that’s holding your child together from being 110% done with sitting still.
The big winner for keeping those fats high while travelling, is being well prepared with fat bombs. So easy to make ahead and freeze and just one alone is enough to hold you over or add extra fats to a less fatty meal. I knew we were going to be doing a lot of outdoor activities as well so I spent a better part of a day making my 3 favourite fat bombs so we were set for success on our vacation.
Energy Bites - Adrenal & Energy Boosting
I knew as well as having a pretty big drive ahead of us, we’d be doing a lot of outdoor fitness, biking, hiking, and just time spent outdoors. These energy boosting bites with added adrenal support were perfect and seriously so tasty!
Packed full of power foods and nut butters, adaptogens such as Ashwagandha Root Powder topped with Stevia Sweetened Chocolate, these were the first to go.
Next, these Fat Bombs were inspired by Carolyn’s recipe from All Day I Dream About Food for Tiger Butter because it is seriously one of my favourites. It’s just the right amount of sweet with a smooth creamy flavour of chocolate and nut butter and is seriously one of the prettiest Low Carb treats I’ve ever made – that marble!
It is not just a pretty treat, it is really easy to make too.
Buttery Pecan Fat Bombs
Last but not least, these Buttery Pecan Fat Bombs. Creamy and crunchy. Loaded with pecans, these Pecan cups sort of remind me a bit of white chocolate with a subtle hint of spice from the cinnamon.
Side note: I froze these fat bombs and then packed them in a cooler with some ice packs and although they held up great for our travels, I thought I should mention they may melt on you if you left them out for too long. They will be perfectly fine in the fridge or frozen to be used at a later time – just remove as you need them and let them thaw for a couple minutes before enjoying.
Happy travels or everyday treating! If you try any of these recipes out, let me know what you think! Leave a comment or tag me on Instagram #extraforavocado