Whenever I fly to races, I’m always curious to see whether or not my bag full of food gets pulled off the screening belt for inspection. Half of the time the TSA agent gives it a curious glance and then passes it along. The other half of the time I have to wait while an agent pulls out and swabs my Enduro Bites, Beta Red powder, frozen smoothie, dates (which they invariably call prunes!), pre-made stir-fry, and other assorted goodies.
A very large chunk of my travel preparation includes chopping, bagging, and freezing food! I like to know that I have nutritious food handy when I travel, and that my race day meals are familiar and good quality. When you are not driving to a race venue directly from home, planning ahead to make sure you have all your meals covered can be time consuming, but here are a few tricks I’ve used over the years. Link.