Road-Trip Roll-Ups (Primal)

Road-Trip Roll-Ups

Tomorrow morning we leave to start our drive to Kansas City!  We will go as far as Plano tomorrow (it’s only five hours from here…but with a 2 1/2 year old in a Prius…let’s just say we’ll be stopping at a lot of the rest-stop parks along the way to get out and play), then to my brother and sister-in-law’s house in Bentonville on Sunday.  Come Tuesday, we are KC bound for the next six days!  I may be able to post while on vacation, but we shall see.  What I WILL be doing, though, is taking pictures along the way of paleo meals from typical road-trip stops.  Yes, that means fast food.  Trust me, it can be done.  It doesn’t satisfy the “quality” aspect of paleo; however, it will satisfy the very basic guidelines.  I’m doing this to show that even if you (a) only have time for fast food, or (b) are traveling, you can always find a paleo option.  Well, that is unless you’re stopping at American-style Asian restaurants.  You’re on your own there.

Anyway, tonight I was tasked with making our snacks for the trip.  I wanted to make something tasty with some protein and fat.  I mean, in addition to the usual things I pack (“granola,” nuts, carrots, clementines, raspberries, and trail mix).  Don’t worry–the granola recipe is coming next.  The beauty of these roll-ups is that you can put whatever you have on hand in them.  You can use whatever meat you want (you want the deli to slice the meat on a 1 or a 2, but nothing thinner than a 1).  You can use whatever vegetables you want.  As long as it fits, it works!  I’ll write the recipe the way I made them, but make them however you see fit!

Road Trip Roll-Ups

1/2 pound lunch meat, sliced on a 1 or 2 (if it’s sliced on a 1, this will make seven or eight rolls, so adjust accordingly)

organic whipped cream cheese

3 green onions, sliced thin

1/2 – 1 C baby greens (I used Central Market Herb Garden Spring Mix)


1.- Spread 1-2 tsp of cream cheese on each slice of ham.  Sprinkle with green onions.  Push a few of the baby greens into the cream cheese

2.- Roll up, short side to short side.  Store in a container.

* A side-note: if you want to make these paleo instead of primal, ditch the cream cheese and spread guacamole or straight avocado

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