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Fisherman

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Posted: 07/24/20 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Desert Captain wrote:

Here is a shot of our frig and freezer the morning we departed for out last {9 day} trip:

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Life is too short not to eat well

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I have to laugh every time I see a statement like that and then the box food containers where no input or preparation is required.

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Laugh all you like... Everything in that pic is from Trader Joe's and mostly low carb, fat and calorie. It is amazing the quality products they offer "If" you bother to read the labels. The steaks, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, turkey meatballs etc. that they accompany and you are not seeing didn't come in packaging that needed discarding.

I am 5'9" and 185# and my bridee is 5'1" and 117#... not too bad for a couple of old folks.

There now, don't we all feel better???

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You could make your own food also, I did that. Easy enough to do. Its organization and sometimes needed, i made a lot of pre cooked stuff for disney, who wanta to cook after you spend all day walking the parks. I will say i had the cooler outside for the beer and drinks. I never used a microwave except for popcorn untill i got a TT. Its ironic, because i cook the popcorn in the TT over the campfire.


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I am salivating for all those boxed treats! I so wish we had a Trader Joe's less than 50 miles away!

We have a similar Norcold and it works great, even after all these years. We also minimize the packaging of our food. I try to pre-cook some protein. I cooked and froze hamburgers and shredded pork shoulder, froze several chicken breasts from store-bought rotisserie chickens.

We're fortunate to be able to park our MH right next to our house, and put in a 30amp receptacle. So we start off our trips with a couple bags of ice from our icemaker in the house.

I find it so amazing when I pack up the frig and freezer from home, I can fit nearly everything in it into the MH frig/freezer. Mind boggling!


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Desert Captain wrote:

Laugh all you like... Everything in that pic is from Trader Joe's and mostly low carb, fat and calorie. It is amazing the quality products they offer "If" you bother to read the labels. The steaks, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, turkey meatballs etc. that they accompany and you are not seeing didn't come in packaging that needed discarding.

I am 5'9" and 185# and my bridee is 5'1" and 117#... not too bad for a couple of old folks.

There now, don't we all feel better???

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Just out of curiosity, are those packaged foods as high in sodium as so many others are?

On another take, my wife and I rarely ever take much food from home with us. Part of our 'experience' is stopping in grocery stores in various areas, many times picking up local produce, regional specialties, or deli-prepared treats. Maybe it's just us, but we kind of want something different than what we have every day at home. It just adds something special to the trip for us. Plus, I haven't found a grocery store parking lot yet that I couldn't easily get in and out of, even with a DP + toad.


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I precook at home. I steam potato chunks & veggies & rice then make meals in aluminum pans. Meat is quick cook (minute steaks, tenderized pork loin) or precooked at home (chicken, browned hamburger). I use a fry pan & add steamed vegetables when meat is browned. Cover & warm up. Your plan to eliminate boxes is great & I freeze flat packages too. I removed 2 bins at the bottom & made more refrigerator space.

Since we almost always eat outdoors, I have a plastic 3 drawer unit ( utensils, silverware, plates, salt/pepper ) that I love. I sewed a strap to keep drawers closed when moving it & a waterproof cover so it stays outside all the time. Saves me many trips in & out. I put dirty dishes in a plastic dishpan & slip in an old pillowcase because I only do dishes after dinner.

Always open to more ideas.

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"Just out of curiosity, are those packaged foods as high in sodium as so many others are? "


Not the ones we buy... again reading labels will allow you to stay clear of ingredients you want to avoid. About a year and half ago we adjusted what was already fairly healthy menu and began to explore lowering our carb intake. Switched the bulk of my grocery shopping to Sprouts and Trader Joe's and found all sorts of delicious, healthy choices that we embraced.

The weight melted away and as my bride pointed out it just did not feel like a "diet". We enjoy eating well and we eat exactly the same meals on the road as at home. With the covid crisis I always leave home with more than enough food for the entire trip and then some. We end up doing a little spot shopping for whatever we are running low on {milk, eggs, fresh fruit etc.} but we do not eat any take out or delivery as that is just as dangerous as a sit down meal inside of a restaurant. [emoticon]

For 5 months we have not eaten anything that I did not prepare. Sadly many simply do not take the crisis seriously which for us is not option. My bride has underlying health issues and getting the virus would likely be a death sentence. I am very healthy but if I get it the chances that I would pass it on to her before even knowing I was exposed are huge.

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