A Natural Approach to Better Health

Traveling Healthy

We are in the middle of a long road trip down to Legoland in California. Lots of driving but we’re saving money by not flying! We are also camping on the way down and back. Shaving money off there as well. We are staying in a hotel tonight and tomorrow night so we’ll be well rested before and after our day at legoland (as much as I LOVE camping, I rarely sleep well).
Now for the food! One thing that’s taking up a lot of space in our jam packed car, is our jam packed cooler! We wanted to not only save money, but also come home feeling good and not like crap from all the…well…crap we ate. Instead, we packed lots of healthy stuff (trying to keep it simple though…nothing requiring lots of prep or difficult to cook).

We had been focused on a PALEO type diet and were feeling pretty good on it. However, I personally had been struggling so much with hormone issues. After doing lots of research I decided to try a high fat, low carb approach to see how my hormones react. That’s a side note, but just to say that our menu reflects that! Both my husband and I have been doing it. We’re both down several pounds and feeling great! (More about that in a later post. I am, however, starting a 4 week, online health & fitness group focused on high fat, low carb on June 19th. If you would like info on joining, please email me: jessica@healthwithjess.com)

Here are some of the items we’ve brought on our trip:

  • Mixed nuts (salted & including macadamia…which I used to NEVER eat do to their night fat content and my lack of self control with them!)
  • Salad fixings
  • Broccoli & cauliflower to munch on
  • Zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, brusselsprouts and BUTTER for a foil in the fire meal
  • Avocados
  • Almond butter
  • Cheese & hormone/nitrate free sliced turkey
  • Jalapeño peppers (made at home)
  • Cheesy {almond Flour} biscuits (click for recipe)
  • Hormone/nitrate free jerky
  • Coffee & heavy cream
  • Hormone/nitrate free chicken sausage dogs

We will go out for one meal, not sure how much of a splurge it will be. I’m really not tempted to splurge because I feel so dang good and the food we’re eating is amazingly tasty!

There you have it!! ? ☀️

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