What to eat on the road that is relatively healthy?

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  1. Boricua

    Boricua Been here awhile

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    Sugar, opiates. sounds yummy

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  2. Boricua

    Boricua Been here awhile

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    Theory: Campfire and scale this to pannier size.

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    Its a disco traditional in South America outdoor cooking.

    Stir fry only need a very small amount of oil mainly for the animal protein. In a well seasoned wok or disco you can do veggies with no oil.
    I get the veggies caramelized on a very hot wok or steel pan without oil and finish them with a flash steam by pouring a little bit of water and then cover them. Outdoors in the tropics I use a large banana or plantain leaf as a cover to hold the steam.

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  3. Use2btrix

    Use2btrix Been here awhile

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    We returned from Baja recently and nights we camped often consisted of this. Hard to get good protein otherwise without a trip to the store. We also brought enough protein for myself to have two scoops a day and my wife to have one.

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  4. Boricua

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    Yellow fin tuna packets. Available in english at your local walmart. There are many varieties of tuna plus salmon. Unfortunately the chicken packets are too big for one. They work for two or more.

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  5. gonefirefighting

    gonefirefighting Surrounded by Police

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    Seems every fast food chain these days has a couple healthy items in the menu. really isnt hard to do at all. places like quiznos, chipoltle and even the fast food burger joints have very good healthy chicken sandwiches for a reasonable price.
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    Use2btrix Been here awhile

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    I heard that meth is healthier than wheat too. Any truth to that?
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    only white meth nowadays, steer clear of brown meth
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  8. Lizzard323

    Lizzard323 Solo rider. Lover of solitude and corn meal.

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    Its good, really. Add tabasco and you're set. Plus I give it to my dog too so no figuring out what the menu is.
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    When I did my cross-country 7000 mile motorcycle trip a few years back I ate nearly every meal at Subway and lost weight in the process. I still like it. At home every breakfast is a Vitamix organic smoothie that I'll take with me too. Garbage in... garbage out they say...

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  11. jekaio

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    Egg McMuffins are around 300 calories, and now served all day.

    Great, quick go to meal.
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  12. augerdin

    augerdin I do my own crashing

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    A few years ago i did a 8000 plus mile trip from Florida to Washington state and back. I packed my food with me in a bag that was about 8" by 18". I was gone 28 days (20 days on the road) and carried all the food that I needed. I took a small camp stove and water filter. I stopped and ate a small chicken salad once a day and for the rest of my meals I ate what i brought. Felt good and energized the whole trip and didn't gain or lose a pound. Actually, due to my health that is the way that I always eat so it was no change in my routine. Easy.
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  13. DjXiev

    DjXiev Just go, most issues can wait

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    If able personally i like to fish for my dinner on the long trips, veggies from a cheap market and trout etc, you can make some pretty damn good food on the road with a mess kit and a fire
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    Non-resident fishing licenses typically are really expensive. States like Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and others make a shit load of money from the sale of non-resident licenses and probably even more from the fines derived from nailing those who didn't bother.
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  15. DjXiev

    DjXiev Just go, most issues can wait

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    that is quite true but a 3 day one usually isnt too costly, personally i like to chat with people at bait shops to see if anyone has a private property location i can setup camp and fish. many rural areas you can get lucky that way
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    Well, thank you for the pic. I think that accurately describes me. My dog...he is named Bob Marley and is badass...eats anything.

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    What to eat that's good/bad healthwise is a losing argument with some, and they will never take the time to figure it out. Some never see the need, may not know it makes a difference and some won't research how to. Then there are some that still roast their tofu on a stick and don't know this...

    https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm04232327/

    There's a whole segment that can't do it without a fire.
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  18. SnoWing

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    My 2 cents
    For breakfast (or any other meal) heat some water in a pot, dice up some veges, (tomato, onion, peppers) or any other you have handy, beat a couple of eggs, mix all ingredients in a zip lock bag, boil in water and enjoy, tasty, and healthy omelette.
    Boil ingredients inside ziplock bag
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  19. SnoWing

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    Did you know....
    that protein, although very important for us, can work against us when eaten to much? I'm not sure about the USA recommendations, in Canada the gov. Recommends 55-60 grams of protein/day. For health and sustainability 12 grams for an average male (8 grams for female) is enough. Again, I don't know how much an average American consumes, the average Canadian male consumes 150-170 grams of protein. Guess what happens to the extra protein, it turns to fat. Hence the heart attacks and other health issues.
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  20. portablevcb

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    As stated before, fast food places do have good healthy stuff to eat. I stopped eating at 'local' places after my third bad breakfast in a row. How can you screw up bacon, toast and eggs? It is difficult but they manage to burn it all and not blink an eye at serving it. Sometimes I will still try out a local place and half the time it is OK. Every now and then it is really good. One thing I learned, if the parking lot is empty the food is probably not very good. Father taught me that and I have tested it a few times to confirm it :)

    If I want a breakfast on the road I easily choose a McD's, or if I have more time a Village Inn. Some swear by Waffle House. Denny's is usually good but service typically is not.

    McD's salads are great as are those from other chains. Grilled chicken, not fried :)

    Sandwiches anywhere.
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