I have been in the paleo world for a few years now, and I forget how weird I am compared to the rest of the world! I am reminded of this when I travel or eat away from home. Why do some many people eat sandwiches??! Like they are not even good. I just don't get it. The typical bread you get from a plastic bag at a grocery stores tastes like wet cardboard. Blech. Give me a sweet potato any day.
Anyway we all have to leave the house and deal with feeling weird or judged or just hungry because there is nothing you even want to eat. My advice about dealing with eating away from home is two fold:
- Don't be weird about it - like no need to vocalize to everyone around you "oh I can't eat that" or "yuck, I won't eat that" etc...just be quiet. Be normal. Be polite. If people are interested cool, but otherwise keep it to yourself. You are just going to alienate people and make them feel bad. Lead by example and be true to what works best for your body
- Be prepared - travel with food. Easy as that.
Literally the easiest way to be prepared is a can of seafood. Okay maybe not as easy as a lara bar or Rx bar, but more of a fat and protein friendly option. I can eat sardines or salmon right out of the can.
Buuut if you are not a full fledged weirdo like me and have access to some basic ingredients and utensils you can totally pull off some delicious salmon cakes. I friggen love salmon cakes. Crispy salmon. SOOOOO good. Plus lets admit it wild salmon is not cheap. Second mortgage on the house kind of expensive around here. Getting a can of wild, sustainable salmon is a budget friendly way of taking advantage of all the amazing nutrition and omegas that fish has to offer.
- 1 tsp ghee
- 1 can salmon (wild caught)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tbslp mustard - the grainier the better
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp parsley
- 2 heaping tblsps tapioca starch
- squeeze of lemon
- Mix everything except the key in a bowl, mash the salmon and mix thoroughly, mixture will be lumpy and little liquidy
- Melt ghee in pan
- Scoop a heaping spoonful of the mixture out and into the pan, flatten with the back of the spoon
- Fry until golden brown and flip - about 5 mins/ side
- Makes 4-5 depending on how big they are