How to Take a Road Trip and Keep it Paleo Pt. 2

3 May

Whew. This has been a CRAZY week for me. I went on a business trip to Chicago and am now back at home catching up. It was really fun to stay downtown and catch up with friends, network, learn and even fit in a little shopping. I’m glad to be back home and am busy catching up. I was trying to get this post out earlier in the week but it didn’t really work out … sometimes, things just don’t go as planned and you have to roll with it 😉

I have the half marathon this Saturday and I’m really excited. I know it’s going to be hard but I also know I can do it. I’m going to make myself proud by checking off one of my goals for 2013. It’s really cool! Unfortunately Daniel has drill so it looks like I’ll be accomplishing this goal solo. I’ve been running solo this whole time so I’m used to it. I’ll just meet new friends at the race!

And with that, welcome to part two in our How to Take a Road Trip and Keep it Paleo series.

Paleo ‘Fast Food’ Options / Eating Out Paleo Style

Travel is unavoidable. If you’re not visiting family, then you’re taking a vacation or a business trip and the food options can be sparse and tricky to navigate at best. I’ve taken plenty of trips since starting Paleo last August and here are some of my go-to options …

Panera Bread

My signature move at Panera Bread is to get a Fuji Apple Chicken Salad with no cheese and double chicken. I also get an Acai unsweetened iced tea. SO GOOD. The salad dressing they use does have added sugar so it’s up to you if you incorporate it (I do). Easy! They have a variety of delicious hot teas, too.

KateUpdates Acai Tea from Panera Bread

KateUpdates Fuji Apple Chicken Salad


Another great option is Chipotle. You can order a salad with carnitas, salsa and guacamole without any problems. I also use their salad dressing because it’s made with honey. If you’re avoiding soy, that’s really your only option because the fajitas and other meats are cooked in soy oil. If you don’t mind the soy, then you have even more options.


Chipotle is a great Paleo-friendly option! Just order a salad with carnitas, salsa and guacamole. You can even eat the dressing because it’s made with honey.

Ethnic Restaurants

Think Greek or Middle-Eastern … Since these types of restaurants use a lot of spices and healthy fats like olive oil, they can be a safe, easy way to find yummy food that you can customize and actually keep it Paleo.

KateUpdates Eating Out Paleo

Eating out and want to keep it Paleo? Try Greek or Middle-Eastern restaurants because they incorporate spices and healthy fats … you can easily customize your dish to make it Paleo-friendly.


Fruit/veggie stands

I haven’t personally done this yet but definitely something I will be doing over the summer :)

OK so those are my tips on how to take a road trip and keep it Paleo … what tips would you add?

~ Kate




For middle-of-nowhere towns, Subway is a great option to grab a salad! They even do them chopped now (making them easier to eat)! They're olive oil is really a canola oil/olive oil blend...but you can get just balsamic vinegar! 

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