Road-trips are hard, especially with kids. The constant questions, requests, and potty breaks can be overwhelming. Sticking to your keto lifestyle choice shouldn’t add to the stress. What if I told you that it doesn’t have to? I’m going to share how you can eat keto while taking a road-trip!
This past week my family took that 10 hour drive from Raleigh, NC to Indianapolis, IN and back. This was by far the best road-trip we have taken and were able to stick to our keto lifestyle with little difficulty. Let me share how we did it!
The secret to success is proper planning before the trip. We planned out all of our snacks and meals before we left. Without this, we would be hostage to the innumerable and terrible choices on the road. Convenience store snacks and fast food restaurants are certainly not keto-friendly. You must be intentional in your planning.
We made prepackaged baggies of the following:
- Nut mixes (almonds, brazil nuts, and even peanuts)
- Pork rinds
- Cut veggies (bell peppers, celery, cucumbers)
- Homemade gummies from sugar-free Jell-O
- 85-90% dark chocolate squares
- Homemade keto cookies
- Zevia soft drinks
Be sure you make enough snacks and have as much variety as your family needs. This isn’t the time to get too worried about excess snacking. After all, it’s typical to have the munchies when traveling.
Prepare your Meals in Advance
We left early in the morning and had very little options left in the house since we were going to be gone for a week. This would have made breakfast difficult had we not been prepared. Our former go-to would have been Dunkin’ Donuts or a fast food biscuit, but that wasn’t acceptable this time around.
For breakfast, my wife made pumpkin muffins and sausage-cheese balls. These were quick to prepare, delicious, and easy to eat on the road. I suppose you could eat them ahead of time easy enough as well.
For lunch, my wife made our favorite keto sandwich rolls and we pre-made some lunch meat sandwiches for the road. I advise buying a nitrate-free lunch meat.
Be Cautious on Stops
It would be easy to stop at McDonalds (or some other fast food establishment) for a bathroom break, but don’t temp yourself that way. Maybe more important, don’t temp the kids that way! Try to make your stops at rest areas or gas stations. Or, as we typically do, a Starbucks. After all, you need that mid-trip caffeine break right? Be careful what you order there though too!
I hope that I have encouraged you! You can be successful on your road trips and stick with your keto lifestyle. It simply requires a little forethought and preparation. Plus, maybe a little will power along the road!
Need a little encouragement or further information? Drop me a line, I would love to serve you!
What are your plans for your next road-trip?