Healthy Travel Snacks
Here are some tips that will help you eat healthy on your travels!
1. Look up natural food stores and grocery stores in the area you will be traveling to that carry the foods you will need. If you are going on a road trip, research health food stores at the larger cities along your way. Do this planning before you leave, so when you arrive it will be a breeze! Do the same for restaurants. If vegan options are not available, search out ethnic eateries and those that are plant-based friendly. Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Ethiopian cuisine will typically have options that will delight your taste buds and your body.
2. Pack some healthy snacks for the ride ahead. Don’t rely on airplane food or the gas station food along the way for proper nourishment. Some great examples are: nuts, dried fruit (without added sugar), fruits and vegetables, hummus, nut butters, kale chips, granola.
3. Pack your healthy necessities. A good plant-based protein powder and a dried greens powder (like wheatgrass powder, chlorella, or a blend of greens) will be fantastic ways for you to get that healthy summer glow from the inside out! You can toss them in a container with some water or almond milk and perhaps a sweetener of your choice for a delicious, healthy drink on the go. This is a great option to have when fresh veggies or a big salad isn’t readily available.
4. Pack a large water bottle if you’re flying and a gallon, if you’re on the road. It’s very important to stay hydrated when traveling this summer. We also suggest packing coconut water, because it’s super hydrating.
Easy Snack Ideas:
Wash a bunch of your favorite organic grapes, put them in a travel container and toss in the freezer before you go on your trip. The natural sweetness of the grapes will be amplified when they’re frozen. Frozen grapes are nature’s mini popsicles! These are good for a summer roadtrip, but be sure to keep them in a small cooler or eat them within the first hour of driving.
Apples with Cinnamon and Lemon
Chop up a few organic apples, place them in a container with a lid, sprinkle them with a few teaspoons of cinnamon and lemon juice, close the container and shake until all of the slices are evenly coated. The best proportions to use are half a teaspoon of cinnamon and two tablespoons of lemon juice for every medium sized apple. Try a few slices and see if you’d like a little more of either ingredient. This is a great travel snack because the lemon juice slows down the apple’s process of browning so you can enjoy them long into your trip. Do bring some napkins with you because the cinnamon is a little messy.
Prepare baked kale chips by first removing the stems and tear leaves into large pieces. Add a bit of olive oil and “massage” the oil into the leaves to ensure all the nooks and crannies are coated. Spread kale onto a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake at 300F for 10 minutes, then rotate the pan, and bake for another 15 minutes. Once out of the oven, cool for 3 minutes.