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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    some of you mention "bars"..i found most require you to drink water ...that makes me have to pee to much.....how does that work for you guys?


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    What do you mean? They make you thirsty or they say you need to eat them with water? I've personally never seen any that have instructions regarding beverages, but I have eaten some that make me thirsty.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by steffib View Post
    Well, I have to admit that I had a similar thought as Elibelinde's spring into my head "What, people actually eat the jerky sold at supermarkets?" And I honestly don't think I am self-righteous or judgmental about others' food choices. Rather, I am having such a grand time, in terms of health, impact/ethics and most importantly incredibly enjoyable and delicious food, without eating meat and while consuming very little highly processed or factory-farmed foods that I could have said something very similar, without meaning to attack anybody. Oh, and now I am hungry ;-)
    Yeah, I am a recovering vegetarian, so I am sort of new to the whole meat thing. I have a friend who makes his own jerky and I love it...So I went to the grocery store looking for some and I was shocked at the ingredients. That's why I was asking if they sell it at Whole Foods. I know Whole Foods isn't perfect, but unless I eat out at a restaurant, I buy my meat from there or the farmer's market. I just never thought to check there for jerky before.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by zamora View Post
    lucky you ! if i ate the first 2 items, you would smell me before i hit the stage. one of my dancers brought me a half pound of basterma once...it ozzed out my pores for days..so, i do watch what i eat , so you dont smell where i am on the line up!
    LOL! I tend to make my own, so I keep the garlic to a minimum.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Wow, some of you are really lucky to be so wealthy that you can afford to turn your nose up at supermarket food. Some people really do not have the choice.
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zumarrad View Post
    Wow, some of you are really lucky to be so wealthy that you can afford to turn your nose up at supermarket food. Some people really do not have the choice.
    I think this statement depends a lot on where one lives, being in a bigger city certainly makes it a lot easier. In my neck of the woods, we are indeed incredibly lucky. We have a lot of places that offer much better deals than the regular supermarket, so one does not have to be rich to eat really well. We have the choice to get fresh veggies at the farmers market for a lot less (whether it is organic or conventional) that at the supermarket, and many vendors accept food stamps. We get fresh bread at non-boutique bakeries, and there is a really cool natural food co-op, where one can in particular buy organic in bulk at excellent prices. The thrifty shopper's ultimate trump card is Trader Joe's, which beats the conventional supermarket hands down (and, many of the foods mentioned above are found at TJ, it is where I get everything to keep my body running smoothly when I go to out of town workshops). AFAIK, the chain accepts food stamps, so it also helps those who qualify for government assistance to eat better at great prices.
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Z - Trader Joe's is a boutique market which was is owned by a German family. Not everything at TJ's is healthy or cheap, but because they do direct sourcing and now have a large market share, they can control price and quality. Most of their produce and meats are locally sourced.

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    When traveling I always have peanut butter and honey with me. I purchase the honey from local sources so it helps with my allergies. I try to make my own peanut butter or shop wisely for the best options. I also pack yogurt and fresh strawberries, together it's a meal and a treat, almost like ice cream. To keep things chilled I use the gel sheets for my cooler. I purchased a nice back-pack cooler that is easy to manage and compact. If I opt to take small amounts to the workshop (if held in a hotel), I use my always present ice pack. No water everywhere plus it feels great on my neck when overheated. I have an immersion heater and travel mug with me so I can make my own tea, sometimes I add a touch of honey for a treat. I always have eating utensils in side pockets of my back-pack cooler along with the tea bags, various sizes of zip-top bags and hand sanitizer.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    I can't eat raw apples anymore. I remember my mom packing me a cored out apple half filled with peanut butter. That might be a good snack for you to pack and it would be fairly cheap.

    I'm also a fan of trail mix heavy on the almond side.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    So, what is this "string cheese" that goes so well with organic non-processed foods? The only thing that comes up with that name on a google search is this flaccid white stuff that looks like what we call processed cheese. Which is heavily processed, kind of gross and flavourless stuff.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zumarrad View Post
    So, what is this "string cheese" that goes so well with organic non-processed foods? The only thing that comes up with that name on a google search is this flaccid white stuff that looks like what we call processed cheese. Which is heavily processed, kind of gross and flavourless stuff.
    My guess is organic mozzarella. You can get that in string cheese sticks. Mozzarella isn't the most flavorful cheese on the market, though.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Yes, string cheese is mozzarella. You can get it in both regular and organic.

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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahiradancer View Post
    Yes, string cheese is mozzarella. You can get it in both regular and organic.

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    And you can get it in low-fat.
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Ok---i got inventive yesterday, here's the recipe. And comments at the end.
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by andalee-oriental View Post
    What do you mean? They make you thirsty or they say you need to eat them with water? I've personally never seen any that have instructions regarding beverages, but I have eaten some that make me thirsty.
    " power bars" tell you to drink 8oz of water with it...
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by lylagus View Post
    I can't eat raw apples anymore. I remember my mom packing me a cored out apple half filled with peanut butter. That might be a good snack for you to pack and it would be fairly cheap.

    I'm also a fan of trail mix heavy on the almond side.
    fruit is high in sugar..it does not work for me either.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahiradancer View Post
    Z - Trader Joe's is a boutique market which was is owned by a German family. Not everything at TJ's is healthy or cheap, but because they do direct sourcing and now have a large market share, they can control price and quality. Most of their produce and meats are locally sourced.

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    i read EVERYTHING..and i find TJ's very "less expansive"...whatever.
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zumarrad View Post
    Wow, some of you are really lucky to be so wealthy that you can afford to turn your nose up at supermarket food. Some people really do not have the choice.
    "wealthy? " huh?..i dont get that...Trader Joes is way less than whole foods..but i can only get my taco shells and "full awful" ( my wifes word) at WF....i finish up at COST CO and my vons...it is a pain, but it takes that many stores to fill my pantry well. none of it is expansive...wealthy?...no , but what i put in my body does take the top of my list as to what i will spend our $$ on...we are far from wealthy!..just smart ha ha ha .
    we are lucky though to have sereral HYE stores for true string cheese...several arab markets..
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zumarrad View Post
    Wow, some of you are really lucky to be so wealthy that you can afford to turn your nose up at supermarket food. Some people really do not have the choice.
    I call Whole Foods "Whole Paycheck" because it is freaking expensive! I do shop at regular grocery stores though to save money, while my "better half" prefers to shop exclusively at Whole Foods. He turns his nose up at my discount shopping. LOL.

    And string cheese is really good. It's made of low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese. It's real cheese and not a "cheese product." You can also buy cheddar and colby varieties.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by zamora View Post
    "wealthy? " huh?..i dont get that...Trader Joes is way less than whole foods..but i can only get my taco shells and "full awful" ( my wifes word) at WF....i finish up at COST CO and my vons...it is a pain, but it takes that many stores to fill my pantry well. none of it is expansive...wealthy?...no , but what i put in my body does take the top of my list as to what i will spend our $$ on...we are far from wealthy!..just smart ha ha ha .
    we are lucky though to have sereral HYE stores for true string cheese...several arab markets..
    We do not have Trader Joes or Whole Foods. We have several supermarket chains, all of which, even the cheap crappy one, have fresh frut, vegetables and meat, and organic sections of varying sizes. Plus I have a local grocer and until February a large Asian food market close to my place, with fruit and vegetables and, you know, stuff. I am quite fortunate to be able to buy good food within walking distance of my home despite where I live, but I also earn only a little less than the average wage, which is double what some families live on. If I paid high rentals and had children it would go a lot less far than it does. So I don't look down on anyone who buys supermarket branded foods - but then, a lot of ours are really not that bad.


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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Because projections are everywhere.

    Zumurrad, you may want to edit as well.

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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Boy, there are some great suggestions here! For a day-long workshop, I try to eat a very light lunch, like maybe part of a PBJ and some fruit. I snack on trail mix during the day and drink a lot of water, preferably the stuff with electrolytes.

    When I'm teaching several classes in a row, I try to drink a large bottle of Smart Water to stay hydrated, and I keep a small packet of trail mix - heavy on the nuts and seeds - handy. It keeps me from being ravenous when I get home. Trader Joe's sells prepackaged handfuls of trail mix ( small packages in a big bag) that are perfect.
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Thank you for removing your inappropriate post.
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    I'm a big fan of vacuum-sealed packs of tuna with some crackers. (Andalee, I think you avoid gluten? Tuna is great with rice crackers.)

    Also, I carry around oatmeal a lot - it's usually pretty easy to find a cup of hot water somewhere - even in your hotel room if you use the coffeepot to boil water.

    Single servings of applesauce are good as well.

    Salsa and corn chips.

    I like to snack on a banana with some almond butter and shredded coconut thrown in.

    People laugh at me because I bring a ton of food wherever I go, but I hate to feel hungry when I'm dancing, and I have some dietary restrictions, and I hate eating crappy food when I'm out.
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    Re: Fun thread! What do food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by dunyah View Post
    I make a breakfast loaf that is a complete meal and travels well.
    Dunyah----can you post the recipe for your breakfast loaf? My granola bars turned out SO healthy that they need: more spice, a little salt, more fruit. But----i got the low sugar part handled. I'm packing them up for Las Vegas. I usually bring 2 hard-boiled eggs for breakfast---boring but it works.
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    Re: Fun thread! What do food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by taji-dancer View Post
    Dunyah----can you post the recipe for your breakfast loaf? My granola bars turned out SO healthy that they need: more spice, a little salt, more fruit. But----i got the low sugar part handled. I'm packing them up for Las Vegas. I usually bring 2 hard-boiled eggs for breakfast---boring but it works.
    This might not be sweet enough for most palates, but I can't eat any added sweeteners in my food, so this is how I do it. If you eat sweeteners, you could experiment with adding a little sugar. Honey or agave would be too moist, I think.

    Makes 3 mini-loaves
    Preheat oven to 375F
    In a large bowl, mix these ingredients:
    1 c. oat bran
    3/4 c. powdered milk
    1 1/2 c. egg replacer (or 6 eggs)
    3 c. fruit ( like 1.5 c. blueberries and 1.5 c. crushed pineaple, drained)
    1 tsp cinnamon
    pinch nutmeg

    Pour batter into mini loaf pans and bake for 35 min. at 375F, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. I line the pans with foil or parchment paper because this recipe tends to stick to the pan.

    1 loaf = 1 breakfast (1 serving each of starch, dairy, protein and fruit)

    The loaves freeze well. Sometimes when I am traveling I will put one or two frozen loaves in my luggage, so that my breakfast at my destination is all ready when I get there.
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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    I pack dried fruit or rice balls (onigiri) :)


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    Re: Fun thread! What do food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by dunyah View Post
    This might not be sweet enough for most palates, but I can't eat any added sweeteners in my food, so this is how I do it. If you eat sweeteners, you could experiment with adding a little sugar. Honey or agave would be too moist, I think.

    Makes 3 mini-loaves
    Preheat oven to 375F
    In a large bowl, mix these ingredients:
    1 c. oat bran
    3/4 c. powdered milk
    1 1/2 c. egg replacer (or 6 eggs)
    3 c. fruit ( like 1.5 c. blueberries and 1.5 c. crushed pineaple, drained)
    1 tsp cinnamon
    pinch nutmeg

    Pour batter into mini loaf pans and bake for 35 min. at 375F, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. I line the pans with foil or parchment paper because this recipe tends to stick to the pan.

    1 loaf = 1 breakfast (1 serving each of starch, dairy, protein and fruit)

    The loaves freeze well. Sometimes when I am traveling I will put one or two frozen loaves in my luggage, so that my breakfast at my destination is all ready when I get there.
    Sounds yummy. I wonder if you could use regular oats instead of oat bran. I'm not a big fan.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Fun thread! What food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Dunyah---i like it!!! i gotta try it next time

    Tahira---i bet half bran and half oats will work.
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    Re: Fun thread! What do food do you pack when you travel to workshops?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahiradancer View Post
    Sounds yummy. I wonder if you could use regular oats instead of oat bran. I'm not a big fan.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    You could try it but it might be pretty crumbly.
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