What I Pack On a Road Trip

I love traveling whether on the road or in the air, sometimes it’s hard to find whole-food plant-base food or snacks that are eatable wherever you go. I would rather skip a meal than eat something overly processed or unidentifiable like fast food. Since I prefer not to skip meals, I travel equipped with nutrient rich foods that can nourish me anywhere I go.

I just took a +6hr road trip to Marfa TX to get a photo in front of the Prada Marfa installation, and check out the quirky city in the dessert. It was such a lovely trip and having all this nourishing food on the ride there and home helped keep us healthy and happy. While there was plenty of delicious food when we got to Marfa, it’s quite a food dessert getting there. If you’re interested in visiting, HERE’s my google map of recos to enjoy when you’re there that includes food, shops, galleries, star parties and tipi glamping.

If you have travel hacks for traveling healthy and plant-base, please share in comments! 

James Dean melts hearts even in statue form

Plant Base, Vegan Food To Travel With:
By Sarah Farsh, January 2020

  • Amazing Grass Protein Super Food
    • If I could only pack one thing (which sometimes is the case!), it would be this. It’s literally a complete meal that includes all of the rich nutrients, vitamins, minerals that satisfy a whole-food, plant-base lifestyle. Pea protein, hemp, chia, quinoa, wheat grass, alfalfa, spinach, spirulina, broccoli, acai, banana, beets, carrot, pineapple, sweet potato–your rainbow in powder form that covers you in healthy fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. It’s also sugar free (made with stevia) which I love and Peanut Butter is my favorite flavor while they’re all delish! You just mix with water or non-dairy milk and enjoy like a milkshake. I literally lived off of these packs when traveling in Cuba. They sell them in single packs which are best for traveling with or tub if you have more room in your travels.
  • Kind bars, Larabars, RXBAR* (the lesser-evil for when I’m craving something sweet on the road)
    • RXBARS are not vegan, but sometimes I’ll eat small amounts of egg so I like to take an assortment based on needs/cravings. Larabar is healthiest out of the 3 in my opinion because it’s the cleanest ingredients.
  • Mixed Nuts & Seeds
    • Normally get these from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods–preferably raw but sometimes small amount of roasted no salt. Brazil nuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts and pistachios are my favorite.
  • Dried Fruits-no sugar added
    • Mango slices, prunes, dates
  • Fresh Veggies:
    • Whole Fresh Carrots
    • Whole Persian Cucumbers (smaller and softer skin than conventional cucumbers)
    • Celery
  • Hummus
    • For the road trips, you cannot take hummus on carry-on, it’s considered a liquid!
  • Popcorn
  • Almond butter, banana and fresh blueberry sandwiches on Ezekile bread
  • Almond butter, baby greens and banana sandwiches
  • Fresh Hand Fruits
    • Tangerines, citrus, berries, nectarines, peaches, mangos. I’m not a huge fan of apples but those are obviously easy too.
  • Chia seed pudding
    • Not sure if you can fly on board with this or if they’d consider liquid but safe for car rides. You can also pack dried chia seeds and make pudding with my recipe at your final destination.
  • Hummus wraps w/ roasted veggies
  • Protein Muffins
  • Yogi Tea Bags
    • Egyptian Licorice is my fave.
  • Teeccino Herbal Coffee Bags
    • Great all natural coffee alternative made of dates, almonds, chicory for when you need something warm and coffee like.


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