Today let’s learn Vegan Meal Prep for Traveling.
Welcome everyone! Today I want to show you how I prepare my meals while traveling. I like my total macronutrients to be 200g of protein, 600g of carbohydrate and about 55g of fat. That’s roughly 3695 calories. To make it easier to balance between traveling and meal prep, I make half of what I require in my house and the rest as I move.
Vegan Meal Prep for Traveling: Morning Shake
Usually, I start my morning off with a shake. I like getting most of my carbs during this time. Some of the foods I blend into a smoothie include one cup of strawberries; a great antioxidant rich in Vitamin C, a cup of broccoli; a great anti-inflammatory source rich in Vitamin K and C, a medium sized banana, and one scoop (37g) of clean green protein which is rich in iron, calcium and fiber and can be purchased on cleanmachineonline.com.
The smoothie is kind of my liquid multi-vitamin, supplying me with all the essential foods I require in the morning. Something to note about berries and vegetables is that they have low carbohydrate levels but are packed with micro-nutrients. That is why I include one cup of strawberries in my smoothie.
I also mix about 40g of oatmeal in my smoothie. It is a good source of fiber and helps lower high blood pressure.
Bananas are known to have tryptophan an essential amino acid that helps relieve depression and also has high levels of magnesium which helps withmuscle relaxation. This is a great Vegan Meal Prep for Traveling.
Vegan Meal Prep for Traveling: Snack and Veggies
When I have my smoothie ready, I move on to preparing what I like referring to as my snack. It consists of Trader Joe’s beef-less crumbles with 60g of protein, 2 cups of half-cooked brown rice and some water. I place all these to simmer while I prepare noodles in another pot. I prefer Red Lentil pasta which has 13g of carbs.
At this point, I have prepared around 300g of carbs, half of the target amount. I add vegetables to the meal we left to simmer earlier. In a few minutes, I turn off the burner when everything is ready and add some fat and calorie free barbecue sauce to my meal.
While my spaghetti continues to boil, I take the time to prepare some meat-less meatballs with tomato sauce. This yummy looking delicacy will provide me with about 14g of protein.
Since our noodles are now ready, I use a strainer to squeeze all the water out. The tomato sauce marinated meatballs could do with some seasoning, say nutritional yeast, which has a healthy fraction of vitamin B.
Packing all the above meals can be quite a bother. Good news though, I found an excellent carrier for my meal prep traveling needs on sixpackbags.com. Here, I am able to put all my supplements and smoothies on the side.
Since my noodles are ready, I enclose them in a lunch pack then sit them on my carrier, and I am ready to set off. I managed to carry 50% of my meals. The rest will be prepared with the help of Happy Cow, an app that enables me to connect with vegan restaurants anywhere around the world.
There you have it. A simple way to keep up with your macros even while on the move. Be Vegan, Live Life, Fit Forever!
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