I recently decided to take a solo month long road trip. After being locked in my apartment and doing the daily, wake up and walk to my kitchen table to work thing for seven months, I was ready to adventure. I felt like I was stuck in a mundane routine and the need for a different landscape was needed, so I took off on a month long road trip out west and filled my soul.
In the recent months I have decided to eliminate red and white meat from my diet. I have been focusing on eating foods that are organic and/or less processed. As I prepared for my trip I knew it would be a little more expensive to eat well, but I was not disappointed. I found multiple full meal packages and snacks that were fulfilling in many ways. I highly suggest to check out these few brands if you are eating vegetarian and traveling any time soon.
Each of these brands were full of plant based protein, healthy ingredients, and most of all amazing flavor!
1. Loma Linda
As you may be able to tell, I was driving and didn't even heat this one up before eating it. Let me tell you - this was my absolute favorite out the options that I had. It had a small spice to it and hit all the right spots. I also tried the Chipotle Bowl and the Thai Green Curry flavors with this brand.
These packages have two serving sizes, but I would eat them in one. Expect around 230 - 400 calories for the whole package, 40 - 60 grams of carbs, and 14 - 21 grams of protein.
No GMOs, gluten-free, and vegan!
2. VANA Life Foods
Vana was also an amazing option while on the road. I had the bowl listed below, and the coconut lime chickpea bowl; I think the coconut lime actually won my vote between these two.
These meals have about 320 calories per package, 34 - 46 grams of carbs, and between 7 - 21 grams of protein.
No preservatives, gluten and dairy free, and all natural!
3. Pacific Foods
You will find a large variety of soups, broths, and beverages with this company. The two soups that I tried and stuck out to me the most was the Poblano Pepper and Corn Chowder, and the Spicy Black Bean and Kale Soup.
I was actually not expecting to purchase these, but on the clearance shelf they sat and I decided to try them out! This snack was 110 calories and 13 grams of carbs.
Each serving has one serving of vegetables and they are organic and gluten free! It was definitely a good choice for a sweet treat on the trails.
If you end up trying any of these, let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, and I hope your travels fulfill you as well!
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