Grubbin’ While Camping!

As most of you would assume we ate paleo while camping. We did have a some indulgences while on vacation, but were pretty darn good! You would not believe what we saw other people eating. I have been in such a “paleo bubble” that I forgot how crazy folks are with food. Holy moly!  We talked with numerous campers, and saw what they were eating and I couldn’t believe it. Strawberry pop tarts, cereal, and ALWAYS hot cocoa. The mornings were freezing, and we’d watch parents send their kids off to play with gut wrenching grains was a way to start the day off right.

Hmmm next time I camp maybe I’ll take Robb’s book with me and hand it out. They would all hate me!  wink

Some were shocked when they saw what we were eating too. They’d walk by and say things like ooohhhhh fancy or wow that’s a lot to do while camping!  We typically had some form of egg for breakfast with a sausage, salsa, or fruit. Two of the mornings we indulged in GF pancakes, with bacon. Lani always had his trusty coffee.  Lunches and dinner were grass fed meats generally with a veg and maybe some guac. I will say, we are super outfitted to make cooking easy while camping. We have a small camp stove, and a cast iron griddle/grill (which is the best thing to cook on!). You can cook everything all at once on it, and the best part is you don’t have to wash it…Camping clean is a whole different level of cleanliness than real life clean.

Here are a few pics from the trip….and we workout too!




Written by Karina

Karina’s love for athletics started early. She’s been playing sports, including volleyball, softball, track, soccer, and basketball for nearly her entire life. She played competitively through high school and her enthusiasm for sports continued into her college years. In 1999, Karina graduated from New Life Institute of Massage Therapy and she began working as a sports therapist at Shasta College Athletic Training Center. Karina specifically worked with football and baseball athletes. Over the course of three seasons she put her therapy skills to work; treating injuries, taping athletes, and providing soft tissue work to help prevent injury and maintain mobility. That experience as a body worker has immensely helped Karina’s eye for coaching. Her approach to movement is influenced by her knowledge of soft tissue maintenance--and this allows her to modify movements and provide specific attention to areas in which clients may need additional trigger point therapy and foam rolling. Karina continues to use her therapy skills when she occassional covers Tory Zellick, owner of In Touch Bodyworks. Karina came to NorCal Strength and Conditioning as a client in hopes of ‘mixin’ up’ her regular six day a week, two hours a day gym routine. She discovered an amazing collection of coaches who viewed health, stress-free living, and happiness in the highest regard. Karina’s success as a client at NorCal, as well as her expereince as a body worker brought the realization that she could give back to others all that she had learned. Karina obtained her CrossFit Level 1 certification in 2009. She has also attended the Black Box Summit with Coach Rutherford, as well as the Paleolithic Solution Seminar with Robb Wolf. Karina currently coaches Low Intensity Functional Training, Elements, and Level 1 classes. She enjoys the variety of clients that attend her classes--and recognizes her improvement in coaching comes from the depth of client she has the opportunity with which to work. Karina has the proud honor of personally coaching the 2010 Paleo Challenge winner . Training just 2 days a week and eating paleo brought success to Mary Elaine. Karina considers it a gift that she was able to be a part of someone’s transformation. Contact Karina and give yourself the best gift around--your health!

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  1. Look at Lani picking up that log!  I bet he was doing back squats with it!

  2. it’s not camping unless SMORES are involved. period paragraph!

  3. How Fun Karina!  And love to hear how once you decide this is what you want and practice it, it comes naturally and easily – ie. “we are outfitted for camping” I love my camping grill!  Everything tastes better grilled and it just sits on my porch grin

  4. I just took my first attempt at Paleo camping this passed weekend and other than the cocktails really had no issue with it.  It was a rare and lovely treat to actually feel good about what we were eating in the woods. (and we brought Robb’s book along just in case)

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