Monday, July 28, 2014

How to be a vegetarian in a foreign country!

While I was reading about what to expect eating wise in Uganda, I came across this: " Meat is considered a delicacy in Uganda and green vegetables are poor man's food.  As a guest in the country, be prepared to eat a lot of meat as the locals will want to share ther best food with you.  If you say that you don't eat meat, they will give you some herbs to try to cure you of what is ailing you."  Oh boy!  Good thing I have space in my suitcase for some just in case items!  The best things to bring are nut butters and coconut oil.  Artisana, Justin's , and Ziggy Marley's sell these things in individual packets which is awesome because they are easy to carry around and you don't need a knife to get them out and spread them!  Also, if you don't have anything to put them on you can just open the pouch and consume!  Instant energy!  And the coconut oil can also be used as sunscreen, bug repellent (though in Uganda, I will be using something much stronger!) and lotion.  Dried fruit and nuts are another great filling energy  source (thank you Nordgren family for the mangoes!). Finally, if you are like me, you need veggies!  I bring along greens plus energy bars for a filling snack that contains veggies as well as a powdered green drink.  I have tried tons and Anthony Robbins inner greens is by far the best! Since all of these things are super lightweight, you can throw them in a purse or backpack and go have lots of fun without worrying about your next meal!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you are super prepared. Can't you just tell them you would prefer the poor man's meal of veggies?