Real Food Road Trip

While preparing to attend The Relevant Conference last week, I quickly realized that in order to keep us well fed I was going to have to do some work in the kitchen. Especially with the fact that we eat gluten free!

Now, none of us have full blown celiac or a major allergy. But wheat does make a couple of us feel pretty icky, and who wants to feel bad on vacation? Totally not me.

One of the major plus’, was that we were driving, which meant I had the option to bring a cooler!

So what did I pack?

I made 3 batches of Katie’s ‘larabars’, a batch each of her Popeye bars (super yummy) and the Protein Bars – all from her eBook “Healthy Snacks to Go”. I also made a batch of my Chocolate Cranberry Nut Granola and Kimi’s Apple Cinnamon Nut Granola.

We also packed some fruit, both fresh and dried, (some in convenient snack packs for the kiddos) as well as some soaked and dehydrated nuts.

I also stocked up on sliced cheese, a dozen hard-boiled eggs, and a half a gallon of raw goat milk. My littlest is only 18 months old and I wanted her to have access to good milk while she was without access to me during the day.

And finally, I did bring a few convenience foods. Treats if you will. I may be fully into eating the best foods we can, but I also wanted to make sure I had options for my children should an occasion arise when they notice others eating treats as well. Especially if there were to be other small children around.

So how do you eat healthy and stay away from foods your body can’t handle on the road?


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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I treat every trip into town like I am traveling. I have life threatening allergy to soy, as well as a sever allergy to dairy, and I am gluten intolerant. We carry fruits in the car (apples, oranges, bananas, seeded grapes.) I also keep organic Fruit leathers on hand, and Homemade or Pre-bought laurabars. Snack bags or homemade granola and raw nuts. I have an insulated lunch bag that looks like a purse/tote bag that I carry my own dressing or EVOO/vinegar in. As well as a non-white sea salt, and coconut aminos (use like soy sauce). We carry our drinks with us as well. Everyone has a stainless steal water bottle. We carry large containers of both water and tea with us. (My hubby is not giving up his tea.)

  2. My husband has to go to a conference every year for 4 or 5 days. The first year, he didn’t think to bring food and, since we eat nothing but preservative free whole foods at home, he felt sick as a dog from all the eating out. So the next year he took some fruit and granola but that didn’t last and he ended up sick. This year he went with a small cooler with ham, cheese, and whole wheat bread, milk and boiled eggs (from our hens). Plus his backpack had fruit, homemade granola, and cans of juice. That seemed to help. He could eat at least 2 meals and snacks each day from the whole foods stash and then just try to make the most nutritious choices wherever his colleagues wanted to eat.

  3. Perfect timing! We are heading on a 15 hour (one way) road trip next week and I was wondering what to take that would be healthy to snack on. I already have the Healthy Snacks To Go e-book – so I can get those recipes! Thanks!

    ps…Also just bought the Herbal Nurturing e-book a minute ago. I actually had just made my own cough syrup this morning for my little guy who woke up with a terrible cough! Will enjoy trying some of her recipes!