I hope you had a lovely weekend. In this week's post, I am here to share with you some inspiration for traveling as a vegan.
This past weekend, Andrew and I went camping with family in Wisconsin. Now, for those of you who don't know, Wisconsin is also known for dairy products; especially cheese. You can probably imagine that this is not the easiest place to find vegan food. That being said, with a little planning and preparation ahead of time, we were well fueled throughout the whole weekend. More importantly, we could partake in all of the campfire meals and did not feel that we were being a burden to everyone else.
Tip #1: Make sure they people you are with know your dietary preferences. Be kind and let them know that you will bring your own food with some to share as well.
Tip #2: Prep, prep, and prep some more. The last thing you want is to be hungry when everyone else is eating and you are spending the day hiking or kayaking.
|Bread, rice, oats, cinnamon, and trail mix.|
|3 bunches of bananas, 2 avocados, mangoes, cucumber, and zucchini.|
|Potatoes while on the road.|
Tip #3: Bring extra vegan options to share. Is everyone having burgers and brats? Bring some veggie burgers and veggie brats to share! More often than not, people are intrigued and enjoy trying new food.
Tip #4: Make the trip more about experiences and fun than comparing food choices. Feel free to explain the reason you are vegan, but living in a tent with other family and friends is not the time to start this type of conversation.
Tip #5: As for the types of foods to pack, bring lots of watery, sweet fruit to keep you satisfied and hydrated. Also, stock up on greens that are easy to carry and munch on like cucumber, zucchini, celery, and romaine lettuce. Dried fruit and nuts make a great trail mix for on-the-go and in-the-car/plane snacking.