Recipe: Travel Pasta
Whether you’re visiting the beach, the mountains, family or flying somewhere exotic this summer… travel can throw your body out of routine.
For some us (or most of us), that means…
1. Constipation 💩
A change in routine from your normal eating and sleeping patterns will cause the body stress as well as anxiety from travel itself.
When stressed, we tend to contract and tighten = constipation.
A day without pooping is not a good a day 💩 💁🏻♀️.
So learn our simple tricks to staying regular on the road!
2. Eating out of balance 🍎
When you take care of yourself all year long, a week or two of vacation is not going to hurt.
It’s time to let go!
Indulge in the sights and the flavors of your destination to fully immerse yourself in the culture, especially when traveling outside of the country.
Most traditional cuisine is rooted in whole, fresh and local foods which is exactly what you should be eating!
However, in the US, there are many “food deserts”🌵 meaning gas stations ⛽️ and fast food restaurants 🍟 are your only options.
Learn our simple tricks to coast by these poor quality options and arm yourself with our delicious alternatives!
3. Getting sick 😷
Sometimes getting sick when traveling is not something you caught on the plane.
It might just be your body catching up to what it’s been needing to do for weeks or months of high stress and sleep deprivation.
Staying on top of your health is #1 priority in life.
But when sickness does creep in, we have a toolbox of ideas to help!
Join Cara + Megan in Episode 33 of Simply Seasonal:
- Methods to stay regular while traveling and avoid constipation
- Find balance between nutrition, culture and when to let go
- Snack ideas to bring along
- Ways to avoid getting sick and what to do if you are
- Our favorite essential oils and how to use them
- A take along meal idea, as well as one waiting for you upon return home
Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan
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What’s in our Travel Kit?
Learn about our favorite things to pack, including our favorite essential oils to help us if any ailments pop-up!
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- 1 lb pasta (traditional, whole grain, brown rice, etc)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil + more for later/li>
- 1 medium red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled + minced
- pinch of salt + pepper
- 2 tbs fresh thyme, chopped (or 2 tsp dried thyme)
- 2 cans pole caught tuna, drained
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, whole
- 1 jar artichoke hearts, drained + chopped
- 2 tbs capers, plus 2 tbs caper juice
- 1 cup of pasta water (reserved from cooking pasta)
- 1 small bunch fresh dill, stemmed + chopped
- Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta to package instructions, minus one minute, to finish the cooking process in the sauce. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
- In a very large sauté pan, drizzle 1/4 cup olive oil and bring heat to medium. Add the onions and let them lightly sauté for 1 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and let them cook for 30 more seconds.
- Stir in the fresh thyme. Add the tuna and lightly break it up in the pan, not too much but just enough to be small bite size pieces.
- Add in the tomatoes, artichokes, capers, and caper juice. Toss and add another 1/4 cup of olive oil to create more of a sauce. Here you can place a lid on top to keep moisture in and let the tomatoes get tender for about 2-3 minutes.
- When pasta is ready, add to the sauté pan with the 1 cup of left over pasta water. Toss together over medium heat to finish cooking the pasta and allow it to absorb the flavors.
- Finish by tossing in the fresh dill and parsley. Combine and serve warm, room temp, or even cold!
If you enjoyed this recipe we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below and be sure to share with family and friends.
Megan + Cara
Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan