By Shanna Keller, who keeps a meat stick in the pocket of every coat she owns
It was two years of Whole30 and Whole30-ish eating before I truly grasped the value of an emergency food stash. I figured I could wing it in most situations. Sometimes that was true.
But most times I ended up with the uncomfortable-and-sluggish feeling that is the direct result of rashly ordering a milkshake from an airport Potbelly’s because I let myself get too hungry and had no willpower left to figure out a better solution.
Emergency Food FTW
Now, I’m an emergency food convert. Whether I’m Whole30’ing or not, anytime I’m out for more than an hour, I take Whole30 compliant food with me. When I was in New York for the recent The Whole30 Cookbook release, I loaded my puffer coat down with Chomps meat sticks in one pocket, little packs of olives in another, and EPIC Bites in a third. I seriously walked around the city, went to meetings with Melissa, and even attended The Whole30 Cookbook release party like that.
You just never know what’s going to happen, and I was prepared for anything.
Here at Whole30 HQ, the Whole30 collection at Barefoot Provisions is our favorite destination for Approved and compliant on-the-go food. Our team hand-selected several kits to suit a variety of needs:
- The mini, Classic, and MEGA kits offer a variety of on-the-go food solutions
- The mini and MEGA Phat Packs are your introduction to healthy fats
- The Meaty Kit is stocked with our favorite jerkys, meat sticks, bars and bites
- The two Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Kits give Whole30-loving pregnant mamas a head start on making over their pantries with nourishing essentials and on-the-go options
The MEGA Kit includes a variety of on-the-go options for you to mix and match to create tasty and (more importantly) convenient mini meals for you to stash in your coat pockets or wherever else you stash things. Here are some of my favorite combos:
The “Trust Us, Keep It In Your Glove Box For That Unexpected Traffic Jam”
You can’t control how anyone else drives, but at least you won’t be tempted to pull into a fast food drive-thru after 45 minutes of 6pm stop and go traffic has driven you to the breaking point. Wild Zora bars combine meat and veggies into a satisfying, protein-packed bite; these wasabi-flavored SeaSnax are one of my personal favorites; and the Dang coconut strips are an interesting way to work a little healthy fat into your day.
The “I Don’t Want to Eat those Grocery Store Doughnuts, But this Meeting is SO LONG”
Right around the time those doughnuts start batting their eyes and blowing kisses at you, you’ll remember you have this mini meal hidden in your bag. These EPIC bites, Kale bits and yummy Botija olives are exactly the boost you need to boost your brain power right as all of your coworkers slide into their sugar crash.
The “Don’t Order that Airport Milkshake, I’ve got your Omega-3s Right Here”
Wrap the SeaSnax strips around pieces of this salmon and viola: Whole30 sushi. Chase it all with a handful of Pili Nuts and you’ll be the happiest and most satiated traveler in the whole dang airport.
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