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July 8, 2010

The Raw Food Traveler: How to Pack

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It all comes down to the kind of personality you have.
Raw foodists have different ways of taking their food vocation with them.

If you are easy going, you would probably choose to travel light. You don’t want to obsess about too many details or bring a lot of stuff. If you are this kind of traveler you just want to enjoy your trip, you don’t want be weighed down with too much food planning.

The problem with this is: you may run into some frustrating unexpected surprises.

Now you may say that’s impossible, because raw foodists have to be disciplined at all times.  After all, the prep work is the main point of this eating lifestyle.

So to the more detail-oriented person, bringing every type of equipment is essential, no matter how bulky it is. If you belong to this group of people, you like to keep lists and get everything organized right down to the very last detail of your trip.

This is fine but sometimes but it can add more stress to the vacation itself. (Especially if you’re running late and have kids along.)

The trick is to find the right balance. Here are some points to consider when packing:

1. Where are you going?

Do some research and find out if there are good health food stores/ raw restaurants nearby. Have your standard shopping list ready. This may include a selection of produce, powders, snacks and other supplies that last a long time. If there’s no store, you can opt for farmer’s markets for fresh fruit and greens. You can also get fruits and salads at almost any hotel or restaurant.

2. How long will you be staying at your destination?

Consider the costs of eating out, making your own stuff and buying supplies. The longer you’ll have to stay, the bigger the chance that you’ll be making your meals often. You can save time with these tips:

One rawfood guru doesn’t like bringing his bulky blender so he just likes to pour honey over everything else. A gooey gourmet delight.

A popular rawfood chef relies on a portable blender for smoothies. This is another excellent time saver. Her favorite is mixing bananas and oranges, including some green powder and she’s good to go.

3. What kind of activities do you expect to be doing?

Rawfood planning is different for a person just traveling alone and another going with a group of people. Another rawfood blogger suggests traveling with like minded people so you don’t feel as pressured to limit yourself with your food choices.

If you expect a lot of sight seeing or walking around, its good to bring a lot of snacks with you. You can also try some exotic fruit that you find along the way.

4. What will you do in case of emergencies?(a. no supplies, b. you’re unexpectedly detained somewhere with no viable food choices)

Some people like to carry fruit around with them, rawfood snack bars or just a home made smoothie they make before leaving their accommodation.

Another raw foodie suggests bringing powders and water and just make your own concoction right were you are. You can store your powders in a baby powder container that has different compartments. Don’t forget bring to water everywhere you go. Its important to stay hydrated at all times.

In any case, the point is to always expect the unexpected. But make sure you still make room for spontaneity! The secret is to make your trip about what you want to do and not about just eating. Happy Traveling!

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