We love road trips. We usually do one long road trip home for Christmas each year, which is usually 8-10 hours in the car. Sometimes we also will head off for the weekend to explore parts of Victoria we haven’t seen yet. These trips are usually much shorter, around 2-3 hours.
The key to keto on a road trip is being prepared. Check out our before you go post which is also part of the Keto Travel Essentials series to find out what can be helpful to prepare before you go.
Keto on a Road trip – Things to pack
Car snacks are an essential part of any road trip. We like to take nuts, Essentially Keto bars, pork rinds and dark chocolate. If we are doing a weekend trip we would usually head off after work on a Friday afternoon and we would be wanting dinner whilst driving.
In this case, we would take a packed dinner with us. This consists of cheese, deli meats, veggie sticks and some dip. We like to have this whilst driving or stop at a picturesque stop along the way for a break.
For weekend road trips where we are staying a night or two, we would pre-plan our meals. We may decide to have breakfast at the accommodation one morning and out at a café the other morning. In this case, we take bacon, eggs and maybe some Herman Brot low carb bread with us.
Travelling with our tea and coffee supplies is essential. We always have a little bag with all of our favourite tea bags, a jar with Erika’s homemade cold brew and a snaplock bag of Perfect Keto powdered MCT oil. Having these items on hand means we can quickly make up a tea or coffee with some MCT oil if we are feeling hungry and we have no other options.
For longer road trips we would have our thermos and some cream with us too. Everything we need to make up a delicious coffee for Erika and a tea for me.