As you have been following my posts on social media on my trip, you can see how effective WFPB eating while traveling requires planning.
A perfect example is my anticipation of food for Sunday, which I failed to account for is that Viennese groceries are closed. I sprang for the 35 Euro entrance to the Austrian Air business lounge: salad with huge black beans, sauerkraut and white fig balsamic (added peanuts); an apple as a airline offered snack en route!! Much to my delight the salad bar at the Chateau offered much in the way of raw veggies, again with white balsamic. More bread than typical, but potatoes always clothed in butter/cheese and I need some starch. The bread here is fabulous, and I am walking it off!
Planning a five week trip requires active anticipation and preparation for a WFPB traveler.
Where will I source WFPB meals, especially without added oil and salt? I have mentally walked through all stages of my trip. I don’t need to be concerned about the vegan cruise days, but the bulk of the trip is on my own. For much of this time I will be staying at a VRBO, AirBNB or an apartment hotel.
I will have kitchen access to a small refrigerator and Microwave oven. The remainder of the amenities are never guaranteed. Not wanting to be inconvenienced, I have assembled a “Minimalist Prep Kit” pictured above. Included are a quart sized BPH free plastic bowl with steam lid, a sprouting lid (which will act as a colander for draining a can of beans), a lemon juicer, spork, tea ball spoon, shielded knife and can opener. The red backdrop is a cutting mat. The black mesh is a super light zipper bag to store these different elements. The green clip can always be used as clothes pin in a pinch.
For the few nights without a kitchen, as well as for long flights, I am packing several Leafside WFPB meals. Using my quart sized green bowl and adding water, a delicious, nutritionally balanced meal will be ready in minutes. These freeze dried meals have given me food travel insurance. I never have to worry about finding fuel with Leafside in my bag because I can always find hot water. You can view their website at http://www.goleafside.com, for details about where to purchase.