Eating Clean on a Choo-Choo Train

Sorry, cheezy rhyme, but I couldn’t resist. I’m a Mom of four with two preschoolers πŸ˜‰

Anyways, we headed out for the day and started it off like we have everyday: packing the cooler. Yes, this may seem like a pain, bringing a cooler, but #1 it saves us a lot of money bringing our own food and #2 it’s healthier. The cooler sits in the car all day (with a several cold packs…) and whenever we’re hungry, we just pop open the back of the car and chow down.

Here’s some of our snacks we packed for the day:

(Sorry for the picture quality…)

  • dried fruit and nuts
  • baby carrots
  • LOTS of fruit! πŸ™‚
  • Larabars
  • My trusty vegan protein powder
  • fruit strips
  • applesauce
  • gluten-free bread

We try to eat as much from our cooler but do go out for one meal. When we started planning our trip to Colorado, Shawn, who is from here, said we hadΒ to go to the famous BeauJo’s Pizza. It would be our “cheat” meal for the week. So we decided to go for lunch. Well, as luck would have it, they had an ENTIRE gluten-free menu!

Whoohoo! They even had an option for Daiya for cheese (which is dairy and soy free). We decided to go with the dairy cheese this time, but try out the gluten-free crust. YUM!! πŸ™‚

Honestly, I am very surprised how accommodating Colorado has been to alternative eating. TONS of fresh options, and lots of gluten-free options at restaurants and grocery stores.

Julia enjoying some gluten-free pizza

Train time up into the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Kelly

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7 thoughts on “Eating Clean on a Choo-Choo Train

  1. I can’t travel without our fancy cooler! It is a lifesaver πŸ™‚ We have an ARB one that plugs in and can freeze. It works in the car and also plugs into the wall – so we have a frig everywhere! Bet the kids loved the train ride?

      • Yep! It was designed for use in off-road vehicles in Australia πŸ™‚ My husband bought ours used, in like-new, from a friend who needed cash. It gets so cold it can freeze ice cream. Unlike most coolers, it actually keeps stuff cold in cars, even in high heat. It isn’t cheap…but it paid itself back years ago!

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