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Travel Eating

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

One of the greatest challenges to following a healthy, intentional lifestyle and diet is eating on the go in a busy world. As most of us heal we become more and more passionate about ethical, safe and truly healthy food. Allergy issues, gluten, food preservatives, and genetically modified or cruelly produced foods lurk in every fast food shop or coffee shop. Even the nicest restaurants demonstrate an appalling lack of consciousness around ingredient choices. Menus often focus on cheap and fast. Unfortunately, cheap and fast is how most people ended up sick enough to need a therapeutic diet. There are multiple reasons to opt for the superiority of ethically and ecologically produced, hypo-allergic, low residue, low sugar foods that are delicious and nutrient rich.

Conscious eaters seeking a feel good or therapeutic diet, travel with food these days to insure that the meal choices suit their preferences. Whether you’re heading off to run errands, hiking with a friend or packing for a full day away from home, traveling with food is a learned skill. Practical tools like travel containers, coolers etc. combined with some easy travel foods insure healthy food whether you’re on the road, on the trail or at work.


  1. humus/bean dip/guacamole/sweet nut spread*
  2. avocado (whole for slicing or spreading)
  3. muffins or pancakes*
  4. pan bread and dip or spread*
  5. mary’s crackers, panbread, bean balls or patties, raw crackers*
  6. bean/quinoa/rice salad or grated veggie salad*
  7. hot soup*
  8. salad dressing in a miniature mason jar*
  9. sprouted, seasoned dehydrated seeds/nuts
  10. cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini, carrots etc.

*Find many recipes for these items on the WholeApproach Support Forum and also the WholeApproach Recipe Book

To pack a salad for the bike or the trail- visit your local environmental products store to find great picnic gear. Here’s my top ten list of gear for eating on the go.

  1. stainless steel travel containers with tight, leak-proof, clamp-on lids.
  2. tea towels to pack with cold packs in a pannier/knapsack/breifcase
  3. small cooler lunch bag (for snack or smoothie)- about 4x4x11 that closes at the top and has a handle for creative cartage.
  4. medium & large coolers- a zippered 8x10x10 is perfect for a full meal & a full size cooler is good for full-day trips or family picnics.
  5. cold Packs- theses come in a variety of sizes.
  6. portable cutlery and cutting board (Ikea has a nice one) or chopsticks that will not puncture your travel cases
  7. cloth napkins to go.
  8. stainless steel drinking containers like Kleen Kanteen with food grade stainless steel and a spill-proof snap or screw top medical-grade polyethene cap are great for hot or cold beverages.
  9. another great beverage container made by Libre- it’s an innovative plastic coated glass with a screw top lid that is safe for hot or cold liquids.
  10. thermos or thermoses for carrying hot soups or hot meals

Tarilee Cornish is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with a special interest in immune and digestive recovery including general detoxification and recovery from food allergies and candida overgrowth. She is especially passionate about pure healing food choices that have a democratic, ecological and compassionate production and distribution chain. Tarilee is a moderator on the WholeApproach Support Forum.

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