‘Travel Food List’ for The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D)
Tara Carpenter, NC.
Holistic nutrition for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).
When you’re on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or another gut healing protocol, travel can be challenging. It’s hard to be away from your kitchen comfort zone. The world can feel too big and food choices too slim.
Food seems to be everywhere, except in your mouth, because you can’t eat most of what is available … coffee brewing, fries frying, and pizza baking can be unbearable; it’s hard to say no on the go.
I put together the list below to help you, and your belly, be happy when you travel. I hope helps you stay on track with your dietary/healing goals. There’s a lot of good ideas here, so no excuses 😉
First things first, pack B.E.D. snacks.
The most important thing is to try not to travel in the first 3 months of starting the diet because during this time the learning curve is steep with a tremendous amount of newness to integrate into how you go about your day-to-day life. Staying home is the most comfortable option for many people during stage 1 of the diet.
Next is to plan ahead, get a menu plan, invest in two travel coolers (small/big), pack a bag of non-perishable snacks, and print out the following list of food ideas.
Pack a bag of basics:
- Cordless hand blender
- Air tight travel shaker
- Chia seeds
- Assorted teas, free of citric acid (i.e. milk thistle, Ujido green tea)
- Celtic sea salt in small container
- Organic extra virgin olive oil, Udo’s choice oil, coconut oil
- Organic apple cider vinegar
- Non-GMO lecithin (nerve calmer, energizer)
- Organic spices
- Powdered stevia (green and white)
- Lakanto liquid drops
- Stevia liquid concentrate
- Organic, raw vanilla powder
- Soaked/dehydrated almonds and seeds
- Assist full spectrum digestive enzymes (to help digest carbs, fat, and plant protein)
- Assist dairy & protein (contains HCL to help digest animal protein)
- Bifidus probiotic capsules
- BioKult capsules (do not need refrigeration)
Pack a bag of staples (for when you have kitchen access/place to cook):
- Almonds (blanch/blend/ferment into hummus or almond yogurt using a probiotic capsule)
- Dried fish with sea salt (popular snack in Norway/Iceland and perfect travel food)
- Dried baby Lima beans (soak and cook)
- Amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, millet (soak if possible, cook into porridge, add spices/oils and pack in mini-cooler)
- Dried, sour berries for soaking
- Canned salmon, sardines, tuna (vital choice)
- Konjaku Pasta
- Air-tight bags of dried seaweed
Pack a bag of powdered/ liquid healing goodies (or ship to destination!):
- Amla/Indian Gooseberry (vitamin C-rich)
- Ashwaganda (relaxes nervous system, sedative)
- Immune Power Protein Shake
- Adya Clarity in handy travel bottle
- Vitality Supergreens
- Probiotic Protein Shake
- Green drink mix (algae, seaweed, fermented spirulina)
- Digestive multivitamin (to help you stay at your optimum)
- Ancient Earth Liquid Minerals (alkalize with a 1ml dropper to a bottle of water)
- Other nourishing powders (Manganese, CALM, and other minerals to stay alkaline)
Pack a small cooler:
- Containers of meals for the day
- Small jar of pesto and mayo
- Small jar of coconut kefir
Pack a medium cooler for storage items:
- Mason jar of cultured vegetables (cv’s) for each day away
- Mason jar of milk kefir (very stable food if kept cold)
Note: Change ice packs in coolers often to keep temperatures cold. If you stay somewhere with a fridge then put your cooler stuff in it. Along the way buy fresh veggies, sour fruits, eggs, meat, fish if available. These vital foods keep you fresh along the way … and don’t forget to pack lots of snacks!
I’m a musician on tour most of the year and practice B.E.D. I spend long days on the road with poor sleep conditions, little opportunity to exercise, and play gigs that require lots of energy. It’s a daily challenge to keep my body and belly happy. Thank you for Tara’s guidance and support! ~ MV, touring musician
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May all bellies be happy!