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Traveling with the Whole30

by Stacy Dudley January 04, 2018

Traveling with the Whole30

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While the Whole30 can be challenging enough on it's own, doing the Whole30 while traveling adds a whole new level of difficulty.  Well, travel is exactly what we did the first week of our January Whole30 Challenge.  We went on a family skiing trip to Red River and took the Whole30 with us.  It actually went surprisingly well and was not nearly as difficult as I was expecting. 

During our trip, we made this Cauliflower Soup which we were able to put in our hotel mini fridge and have throughout the week. 

2 tablespoons ghee 
1/2 large yellow onion thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
1 head of cauliflower cut into florets
32 ounces chicken broth
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons salt 
3/4 teaspoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 chopped strips of bacon

Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the butter, onion and garlic cloves and sauté for 1 minute.
Add cauliflower florets, broth, fresh rosemary and salt. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to medium and let cook for another 25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
Once the cauliflower is tender stir in reminder of ingredients.
Transfer the soup mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the soup into serving bowls and garnish with chopped cooked bacon. Enjoy!

When we did have to eat out, we used this guide to eating out to chose our meals wisely.  It was surprising to see how many items on the menu were compliant and how many restaurants were more than willing to cater to our special requests. 

Before heading out on our adventure, I ordered this case of Pederson's Fully Cooked No Sugar Bacon for emergency snacks.  It was easy to just grab a couple each morning and shove them in my jacket pocket so we had snacks for later in the day.

Don't let travel discourage you from your Whole30! Plan ahead and use these tips to stay on track!  After the first week, I'm feeling pretty good.  I've got a good energy level and a great outlook for the next couple of weeks.  The Whole30 timeline says you're most likely to quit on days 10 and 11, so we've got to power through!


Stacy Dudley
Stacy Dudley


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