We are healthy eaters, most of the time. Vacation is another story. When we went to the beach for a recent weekend getaway, I packed a ton of food to help us stay on track. I figured the more good food we had with us, the less tempted we’d be by the chips and cookies that usually figure heavily in our travels. Full disclosure: we still treated ourselves to one dinner out (mmmmmm shrimp po’ boy) and some chips while we were on the road. And I had an ice cream float one night- it’s the beach! I consider it a success, both the food and the trip overall. The key was bringing healthy foods we couldn’t resist.
Pulled pork is our go-to road trip main course. I LOVE this stuff. I always follow this simple slow cooker recipe for kalua pulled pork. It packs easily and can be eaten with forks or fingers. We both also love dips, so I purchased a few kinds we can’t resist, along with vegetables for dipping. And of course, it wouldn’t be vacation without dessert. I made sure to have some treats for myself in this department.
Below you’ll find a list of everything we brought. It was too much food, and some we didn’t even touch. But it was no trouble to pack- we only needed one large canvas grocery bag and an ice chest. I hope this list helps you stay healthy on your next road trip.
Food to pack for a weekend road trip getaway:
Have a great trip!
My name is Hillary. This blog is about the everyday food I prepare in my kitchen, with tips and recipes for easy, wholesome, and diet friendly meals. I have been chanting "cheese please!" since I was a toddler, although lately I've cut back on dairy.