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Road trip - healthy eating - help please

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Road trip - healthy eating - help please

I am planning to drive across the US, from North East to South West, in August 2008.

Can anyone suggest places to reliably find healthy food whilst driving - markets or stores or eating places?

I do not eat many food types - including all this:

No dairy, no sugar, no gluten, no alcohol, no fruit (sugar), no wheat, no caffeine, no 'junk'.

I do eat wholegrains, nuts, seeds, fish, meat, pulses (beans), sprouted seeds, and so on, but only when free of sugar. I eat a lot of vegetables, freshly cooked and organic where possible.

I eat little salt and oddly butter is allowed. Goats products are also ok, as is occassional natural yoghurt but milk is out!

The last time I did this journey, the food choices on route were very disappointing and after week two my guts were aching from lack of fibre (despite a supply of figs and fibre, they could not combat the processed white flours and refined foods).

The route is not yet defined but it is a big country and despite a lot of "good places to eat", it is the 'other' places that are of concern - where there seems only fast food outlets and foods from flour, fat and sugar.

Has anyone a tip for where to find reliable supplies, a particular store or chain?

The car is to be loaded up with supplies, obviously, and this diet does allow meat and fish and rice and beans and vegetables ... but, any tips would be very helpful - and useful to many other people too, not just travellers but all who have weight to lose, nutrients to find, and who care for their bodies.

Best wishes - and thanks in advance!


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1. Re: Road trip - healthy eating - help please

In Fairfield County, you can find Balducci's, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Just find the best location for your trip through their websites online.

The Lime in Norwalk and Claire's Corner Copia in New Haven would be good restaurants for you.

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3. Re: Road trip - healthy eating - help please

There's a great little restaurant that sounds like it might fit your needs in Danbury, Connecticut. It's called 'The Sesame Seed'. Both our daughters are vegetarian, and their friend who sometimes dines with us, is vegan. They always enjoy themselves.

It is a CASH ONLY restaurant and I think they're closed on Sundays. They have a website..you can Google them

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