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3/13/20 11:21 A

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Thanks for the ideas.
From them, I’m adding dehydrated “refried” beans, a curry lentil soup mix with added veg, and tahini, as that’s the seed/nut butter I have right now. I do have dehydrated peanut butter, but it’s got sugar. It’s in the emergency/camping only box. And will eventually be made into cookies/energy balls.

I hadn’t considered camping meals. My local REI carries a brand with some vegan options. I’ve been able to get hot water, or at least microwave water at most gas stations and even some truck stops in the past.

With the kitchenette, I might get one take away, and use it for three meals.

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3/12/20 8:27 P

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There are a few decent veg jerkies out there, Primal and Louisville Vegan Jerky being my favorites. They aren't the cheapest, but they are tasty, shelf stable and texturally different from other options.
My local asian market has canned fake meats and I know that the vegan hot dog guy uses them. A can would probably cover you.
Mary Jane's Outpost has some veg camping mixes. Basically quinoa or oats that you add a spice mix to, then water and heat.
Cup of Soups. They have come a long way (chili, lentil stew, black bean and lime) from just ramen. Depending on what you have on hand already you could make your own mix to take along, then add water and heat. The asian section of your local grocery will also carry some sort of noodle cart or Tasty Bite. Canned soup with extra vegetables added in (frozen bought at your destination and kept in the cooler with ice) would be another option.
Oatmeal raisin cookies travel well and are great with peanut butter. Popcorn kernels can be popped in a paper bag. Muffins and banana bread are variations on this or you could do some sort of energy ball/bar. Puffed grains or granola could go with the individual shelf stable milks (dairy or not).
Libby (Libbey?) make little individual cups of vegetables, just like the little individual cups of fruits that you see. Instant mashed potatoes exist and refried beans mix surprisingly well into them (unexpected thing that I learned after getting my wisdom teeth out). If you don't want to go with cheese to flavor, something like chili powder would add a nice bit of flavor. So would dehydrated onions or shallots. Three bean salad could also be an easy go to.

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3/12/20 8:51 A



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I second MLAN's suggestion of nut butters like peanut or almond butter. You can spread it on toast, a bagel, a banana, apple slices. It's great road food.

How about a jar of peanuts, almonds, walnuts or mixed nuts for snacking ? Dried fruit is another good choice.

If you are eating eggs, local diners can offer great deals on breakfast specials like a nice omelet. Does your hotel offer a continental breakfast ? I tend to stay at hotels that offer free breakfast. Most will offer the basics like cereal, toast, bagels... I know, too much white food. but they usually have fresh fruit too.



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3/12/20 6:06 A

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Can you add nut/seed butters at all? How about hard boiled eggs if you eat eggs?

ETA additional thought. :)

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 3/12/2020 (06:08)
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3/12/20 1:14 A

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I have to go on a trip in April.
I also need to not spend money in restaurants during the drive.
I have a small cooler, and my hotel room has a kitchenette.
I’m feeding only myself on the drive (17 hours over two days each way), and feeding two in the hotel.
I’m lacto vegetarian, but dairy on the road is bad digestive news.
I’m thinking hummus (likely my oil free version), salsa, cut veg, baked corn tortilla chips, some fruit and some DIY sports drink. Along with water.
Possibly small mounts of dried fruit and nuts.
What options am I overlooking?

What plant based snacks do you like, traveling or at home?

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