If you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably already seen this picture, but this was today’s lunch: bison meatballs with tomato sauce and guac, simple and delish. Got the idea a while ago from Health Bent, and this has been an easy go to meal when I don’t know what I want. I love their blog, and their definition of “Health Bent” is something that has really stuck with me since I started eating paleo. Check it out:
Health Bent (adj.)
1. dedicated to pursuing health, most importantly through food
2. unwilling to accept conventional dietary wisdom outright
3. resolved to eat real foods with benefits affirmed in modern science, supported by traditional culture, and confirmed by evolutionary evidence
4. intent on following a collective Paleo/Primal diet approach
5. steadily refusing to believe that healthy food has to be boring, bland food
6. persistently searching for foods of the highest quality, in their most whole and pure state
7. constantly evaluating what really is healthy in the first place
See? Isn’t that awesome? People so often have a skewed idea of what is healthy, and this mantra really embodies what it is to live a truly healthy life all around.
In other news, I leave tomorrow for Bonnaroo, a 4 day music festival in Tennessee. I’m SO excited! The lineup is incredible. What I’m not so excited about: not being able to plan and make all my meals. Since we’re not bringing a small grill or anything for our campsite, I’m limited to bringing mostly pre-packaged foods. But I don’t want to sacrifice feeling my best, so I’ve put together a nice lil’ picnic basket with lots of more or less clean snacks that will keep me energized and not give me tummy aches. So here’s what I’ve got!
1. Turkey and Buffalo Jerkey
2. Homemade Paleo Trail Mix (craisins, almonds, dried apple, coconut chips, sunflower seeds and pepitas)
3. Apples, Oranges, Bananas and Avocados
4. Flax Snax (Never tried these before but they’re raw and paleo friendly!)
5. Flax Bar (Same goes for this one)
6. Homemade Paleo Morning Glory Muffins
7. Dried Mango
8. Almond and Coconut Butter packets
9. Marinated Olive packets
10. Quest bars
12. Coconut Water (Gotta stay hydrated in that Tennessee heat!)
Obviously I won’t be subsisting solely on this stuff for the next four days. But if you’re camping or road tripping and need some ideas for things to bring, these are all great travel snacks. For the rest of my meals, I’ll be doing my best at the Food Trucks to find something paleo friendly. When I get back, I’ll do a follow up post on my meals and how I coped with my options. Who am I kidding, you probably won’t care about that. But what you will care about is these.