Whole30 Day 26 Recap: Back to Mammoth! Another weekend of traveling & snowboarding on Whole30
Another Friday on Whole30 and another trip to Mammoth! I really love winter because it means snow and snow means snowboard season. And snowboard season means trips to Mammoth and trips to Mammoth mean hanging out with good friends. I always look forward to these weekends where we get to see our friends from LA, San Diego, and San Francisco all in one place.
I successfully survived a weekend on whole30 when we went snowboarding in Mammoth two weekends ago (see Days 12-14 recaps for more info) so I knew exactly what to do and I had a game plan. I started off the day by having dinner…for breakfast! We had one more serving of Jalapeno Sweet Potato Chowder left and I just couldn’t bear the thought of it going to waste so I decided to eat it for breakfast. And guess what? It was really good! I enjoyed that chowder to the last drop and plan on posting the recipe so you can all have a crack at this goodness.
For lunch I had a delicious Jerk Chicken bowl from Brian’s Bowls. This is by far my favorite dish they make and I ordered a bunch of them this week. Our freezer is very happy. The bowl comes with jerk chicken, sweet potatoes and kale. It’s perfectly paleo AND whole30 compliant so it always makes my tummy happy.
After work I headed home to pack for our road trip to Mammoth. We have this great picnic cooler from REI that we use for trips and it comes in handy and works well. I loaded it up with pretty much anything and everything we had in the fridge that needed to be consumed over the weekend or was in danger of going bad:
- Seaweed Snacks
- Roasted Butternut Squash Leftovers
- 1 Lb Grass-fed ground beef
- 1 head of lettuce / cabbage
I figured we could use the kale and make a kale salad and cook up the grass-fed ground beef for dinner on Saturday night. When we go to Mammoth we stay with my husband’s uncle who lives up there so we have access to a kitchen which is very nice. Plus we enjoy cooking! I figured we could bring up the meat and supplement with groceries as needed. Perfect plan.
Before we hit the road I made my obligatory stop at the juicery to pick up some cold-pressed juices for the road. It is just a quick and easy way to get veggies when you are travelling and I love them.
We left LA and hit the road. We made another stop at Sharkey’s in Palmdale, where I ordered another protein power plate with chicken, steamed broccoli, and yams. We ordered the food 10 minutes before we got to Sharkey’s so we could just pick it up, eat a couple quick bites, and get back on the road. It’s a great meal on a road trip that’s pretty much filled with fried food nastiness everywhere you turn.
After Sharkey’s it was my turn to drive so I ate some quick bites of food to fill my belly and we hit the road. I drove for a couple hours and then my husband and I switched again. I ended up eating the rest of my dinner around 8:30 which was later than normal for me but still worked out fine. We ended up getting into Mammoth BEFORE 10pm which is a new record for us! We were very excited to spend another fun weekend in the snow, whole30 style.
What about you? How do you plan for road trips while on a diet? Do you bring food from home? Post in the comments and let me know!