How to Stay on Your Special Diet While Traveling

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With vacation season upon us, more and more of you will be leaving home to travel. But what happens to your special diet when you’re away from home?

In today’s Candida Corner video, I talk about how to stick within your dietary boundaries and still enjoy a hearty breakfast on the road. Here are some tips on what to bring with you, and some of my favorite portable breakfasts. For tips about eating in restaurants on the road, see Part 2.Β 

Do you have other tips you use when you travel? Please leave them in the comments!


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  1. Janet Maunsell says

    Hi Ricki, I have been on your anti – Candida diet plan for about 3 1/2 months now. Last month I took a road trip for 10 days and was worried about what to eat…especially since I am in stage 1. I did find lots of great ideas from your book. I made up a few small containers of the almost instant porridge (took along a bowl), baked a loaf of your grain free sandwich bread, and baked some of your ginger quinoa scones. I also took along a small blender to make individual sized smoothies. I was able to use fresh greens , coconut milk and avocado’s ( that I bought along the way) and had brought chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and stevia in small containers. Also packed lots of nuts to snack on. So mostly I was set for breakfasts and lunch and then found healthy restaurants for dinner. I brought a large cooler for in the car and that way I could make a smoothie at the hotel in the morning and have it for lunch. Everything worked out really well and I was able to stick to my diet. Felt good to be able to eat my own foods. Thank you for all your help.

    • This is so fabulous, Janet! I’m so glad the travel tips worked for you–and congrats on taking time to plan for yourself, and carry it through! I also find that dinners are easier in restaurants, but breakfast is something I usually need to plan for, too. And a blender is a great idea, too! πŸ˜€

  2. These are really great tips Ricki.

  3. Anne Berry says

    I would like to add to your wonderful suggestions for breakfast while traveling. Home made cold cereal is another possibility. There are a lot of recipes on the internet but I have discovered some of my nutritious muffin and quick bread recipes can also be adapted for cereal. Just bake the batter in a thin layer in a cake pan then crumble it and dehydrate it until crispy. Also, I think squeeze packs of baby food can be a nice addition to meals and snacks on the go. Some of the organic brands have tasty vegetable and fruit combinations. For breakfast you could squirt it out in a bowl and top it with cold cereal, granola, trail mix or whatever. The same thing could be done with a little individual cup of applesauce.

    • I love the babyfood idea–a way to get some veggies into breakfast while traveling! And your muffin/cereal sounds lovely, too. I’ve done that with breakfast cookies as well. Works great. πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve been experimenting with dehydrated meals for backpacking and decided why not use them for traveling! Black-eyed peas and other beans rehydrate and taste just like they were just cooked. All you need is a way to boil some water!

  5. Marian Caldwell says

    Your tip for how to stay on your special diet while traveling came at the perfect time for me. On June 12 , my husband & I are traveling to the East Coast to do a Maine Windjammer cruise in Camden Maine, then spend time in Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington D C during the 4th of July; Kitchener, Ontario Canada, to visit my Daughter and the granddaughters, then to North Dakota to visit my Dad, sister, and 2 brothers. When we return home July 15 we will be going to San Diego for the weekend for a bridal shower for my future Daughter-in-law, and attend a business convention in Las Vegas and visit friends there as well. Phew, back home August 1! So, I have been trying to figure out how to have a variety of foods during this trip. I am taking some individual packaged protein like you suggested. I’m looking forward to the next part. The tips are going to be very helpful!

    • Marian, that sounds like such a great trip–enjoy (and congrats on your son’s upcoming marriage)! And so glad the tips were useful. Part 2 talks about eating in restaurants while on the road. Hope that one helps, too! πŸ™‚

  6. Staci Schefka says

    Since millet and quinoa are seeds, can they be eaten on Anti-candida diet? These could be made in a mini crockpot or rice cooker. I have cooked the millet before and placed in a loaf pan and chilled and then sliced and browned in a skillet. Tastes like a hash brown pattie.

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