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