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.