Even for the most exemplary, it is easy to get off track when traveling and use vacation as an excuse to justify indulgence after indulgence. December is a major travel month for many. I myself am off on an adventure, complete with a 10 hour flight, over 5 hours of driving, and the strong desire to have an in depth culinary experience. To arm myself in the best possible fashion, I am stocking my bags with plenty of nourishing snacks to fortify my hunger and prevent common travel slip-ups.
When planning a vacation, I always make sure that physical exercise is an integral component. This can be as simple as booking a hotel with a gym or making sure to map out area runs or having physical activities like hikes, bike rides, or kayaking as part of the travel experience. Additionally, I do some advance research seeking out "crunchy" spots at my destination in order to satisfy my green juice craving and get my salad fix.
For my travels, I am stocking up on plenty of dry goods as well as fresh durable fruit and veggies that can withstand room temperature and a few potential bumps. It is essential to include foods that help with digestion like fiber-rich fruits and nuts as well as plenty of water. Travel can also cause a beating on our immune system so optimizing vitamin C, zinc, and anti-oxidant rich foods is also essential. For my upcoming travel, we will be doing a considerable amount of hiking. Therefore, I am making extra efforts to pack nutrient-rich portable goods that provide sustained energy throughout our adventure.
Check out what's in my travel bag.
- Apples- high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C
- Clementines- rich in vitamin C, small, durable, and hydrating
- Carrots-rich in vitamins A and C; portable and perfectly tasty at room temp
- Cashews- high in protein; the perfect snack to fill you up and prompt you to pass on the salted peanuts
- Cucumber- hydrating and good at room temp
- Pumpkin seeds- full of immune boosting zinc
- Rice cakes/Crackers- full of fiber, sturdy, and filling
- Natural Calm-Any disruption in typical eating habits or a change in time zones can throw your regularity off. To ensure a "smooth move" I pack this magnesium rich powder to mix with warm water before bed.
- Water bottle- optimizing hydration no mater where you go.
For the flight, I also made a meal of massaged kale salad, roasted cauliflower, pumpkin seeds, and sprouted quinoa. Packing an in-flight meal for long haul flights is essential to avoid processed and sodium heavy airplane food. A kale salad is a great option due to the greens durability. Quinoa, nuts and seeds are also great "mix-ins" due to their protein and fiber content.
Check out my past adventures here
Custom Henry Pepper tote made by our talented friend Micah