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‘Travel Food List’ for The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D)

When you’re on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) or another gut healing protocol, traveling can be a challenge. You may find it hard to be away from your kitchen; your comfort zone. The world can feel too big and the food choices too slim.

Food seems to be everywhere but in your mouth, because you can’t eat any of what is available! The smell of coffee brewing, fries frying, and pizza baking can be unbearable; it’s hard to say no when on the go.

I put together the list below to help you, and your belly, be happy when you travel. I hope that it helps you stay on track with your dietary and healing goals while traveling. There’s a lot of good ideas here, so no excuses 😉

First things first, pack some B.E.D. snacks!

The most important thing I can say is try not to travel in the first 3 months of the diet. The learning curve is steep and there’s a lot to integrate into your life. So, staying home is the most comfortable option during this time.

Next …. plan ahead, get a menu plan, invest in a couple travel coolers – they’ll become your best friends – then pack a bag of non-perishable snacks and keep it close by, finally print the following list of food ideas.

Pack a bag of basics:

Pack a bag of staples for when you have kitchen access or a place to cook:

  • Almonds (blanch/blend/ferment into hummus or almond yogurt using a probiotic capsule)
  • Dried fish with sea salt (popular snack in Norway/Iceland and perfect travel food)
  • Dried baby Lima beans (soak and cook)
  • Amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, millet (soak and ferment them overnight if possible, cook into porridge in  morning, add spices and oils and pack in your mini-cooler)
  • Dried, sour berries for soaking
  • Canned salmon, sardines, tuna (vital choice)
  • Konjaku Pasta
  • Air-tight bags of dried seaweed

Pack a bag of powdered/ liquid healing goodies (or ship to destination!):


Pack a small travel cooler:

  • Containers of meals for the day
  • Small jar of pesto and mayo 
  • Lemon
  • Ginger/Garlic
  • Small jar of coconut kefir

Pack a medium cooler for storage items:

  • Mason jar of cultured vegetables (cv’s) for each day you’re away
  • Mason jar of milk kefir (quart – this is very stable food to travel if kept cold)

Note: Change the ice packs in your coolers often and try not to open them too much. This will help to keep the temperatures cold. If you lodge somewhere with a fridge, you can always put your cooler stuff into it. Along the way (depending on availability) buy fresh vegetables, sour fruit, eggs, meat, and fish. These vital foods will help to keep you fresh along the way. And don’t forget….pack lots and lots of snacks!

I’m a musician on tour most of the year and practice B.E.D. I spend long days on the road with poor sleep conditions, little opportunity to exercise, and play gigs that require lots of energy. It’s a daily challenge to keep my body and belly happy. Thank you for Tara’s guidance and support! ~ M.V., touring musician


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