Health-Bent on the Road

This weekend we’ll be in Atlanta for our CrossFit Level 1 certification. Our meals/snacks will have to eaten during breaks. We pack all our food in a cooler with ice packed into zip-top bags (or ice packs if you have them) and there’s really no need for a fridge. So with a little effort and planning, we can have 80% of our food packed and ready to eat whenever we need it.

Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Boil a dozen eggs, peel them and place in a zip-top bag. Make sure to put some salt and pepper in a snack size bag and add it to the egg bag.

Smoked Salmon

  • Wild smoked salmon can be found at most grocery stores. I doctored it up with a squeeze of lemon juice, vidalia onions and capers. If you don’t like/can’t find wild-caught smoked salmon, I’d highly recommend wild-caught, boneless, skineless sardines, mackeral or kippers with a pop-top lid. Make sure to pack a few plastic forks.


  • We’re almond-d out. We’re only bringing pistachios with us. Put the bag of pistachios in an a larger plastic bag and use that as the trash bag for the shells.


  • I cut up mangoes, strawberries and peaches. Pack some forks for this and eat it straight out of the bag.

Dark Chocolate

  • 72% mint and raspberry dark chocolate squares.

Protein Shakes


16 responses to “Health-Bent on the Road”

  1. Kelly McCullough ๐Ÿ™‚ AKA- Megs sister

    Ooooh, dont forget to bring apple chips ๐Ÿ™‚ It would be good to have them mixed with pistachios on the road :p

  2. Auntie B

    Another yummy, whole grain snack: Whole grain rice cakes, Get ’em cheaper on Amazon. <3

    1. no ma’am. no grains for these two. i’ve got to talk you and mom into this. she won’t even read the materials i’ve given her on what grains/carbs do to your body. it’s mind blowing.

  3. Just came across your site in researching Paleo. The husband and I are planning on making the change from low carb, to more Paleo focused and the information on your site makes it feel much more doable! Thanks, please keep it up! I know what site ill be referencing for menu planning now ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. woohoo…thanks jordyn!

  4. Georgia Glekas

    Megan, can you email me the literature you have on what grains do to your body?

  5. This post is awesome! I have long drives to and from college and this will def help me out! Do you have any suggestions for Paleo meals that don’t require heating/refrigeration? (I will be on campus all day and going home is out of the question) I just started the Paleo diet after our CrossFit box did a fitness challenge and did well at home but I don’t have much experience with it in college/on the go. Thanks!

  6. Darin Bjork

    Hey! Just wanted to say I love your website and the great things you all do here on it. Just left whole foods earlier with all the things I need to make your fish sticks, meat subs, spaghetti squash, and fajita chicken for the week ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m excited to try them all. So, after seeing this post I’m super excited because I too will be at crossfit Atlanta for the level 1 cert, I will be looking for you and since I live close by I can cook up something paleo for us to eat for lunch so you don’t have to live out of your cooler all weekend and so that I can somehow repay you for your website and all that you offer. Send me an email if you get this and let me know if that sounds okay to you.

    A fan,
    Darin Bjork

  7. megan keatley

    hi darin. thank you so, so, so much for the kind words! this post was written last summer. soooo–i hope you see his before the cert..b/c we won’t be there.

  8. Darin Bjork

    Hey thanks for the quick reply anyways Meg! Keep the recipes coming! I’m Kind
    of new to paleo but my wife and I have decided to crack down and eat clean for
    real so it’s so helpful to have your site. I’ve just ground the plantains and I’m about to cut up the fish for my sticks now. I’ll let you know how it tastes, using coconut oil as


  9. So my husband is addicted to Endangered Species mint. I love trying new kinds and flavors, but his philosophy holds that once perfection has been reached, there can be no improvement. Anyway, it just amused me to see that this was part of your road trip sustenance. They actually released a new flavor with peppermint, and I think I may like it even more than the mint. You guys are awesome. Also, we have made the Butternut Lasagna twice in the last two weeks, and because my butternut was the size of a trumpet, I also made a Breakfast Lasagna using sweet Italian sausage, eggs, coconut milk, and spices. Super yummy take on your most perfect lasagna recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. we’ll have to try peppermint. i loooooove mint. thanks meaghan!

  10. Do you like the taste of the Egg White Protein Powder you talk about? The site shows mixed reviews. Do you use the Vanilla Ice Cream Flavored one?

    1. it’s not the best thing you’ve ever tasted…but that’s not really why we buy it. mark sissions primal fuel is supposed to taste really good but is pricey. i’ve never tasted one that was more “natural”…with stevia and such that was all that great but it’s the tradeoff for it not being full of crap. blended with other things it’s better…but that’s all i can say…tastes decent but you won’t be drinking it only because you love it…if that makes sense.

      1. if you’re just going to mix it with water…chocolate usually tastes better in my opinion but they are both ok.

  11. I am considering switching to paleo… in fact I have already started, but I keep hearing how athletes use this to “bulk up”, I need this for weight loss…. will it work for me?

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