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How To Eat Well When You're Traveling

How To Eat Well When You're Traveling

There is nothing worse than being stranded without food in an airport (well maybe a few things!).  Sometimes you have to be creative and make do with limited resources. It is so important to make sure you are nourished when you are away. That may mean that you have to pack yourself a whole bunch of goodies to take with you on the go just in case. Even if your airport may accommodate you with food stalls – it is not worth going through the stress that you may not be eating for the next few hours.  Don’t resort to white sugar, white flour or fried foods!

If you choose not to bring your own food for when you get to your destination, then it is important to make use of the internet and source out some of the healthy, vegetarian and organic restaurants and stores that may be nearby.  Also, don't be afraid to nourish yourself and ask questions as you may discover some amazing organic and friendly places where the food is delicious!

6 Tips for the Travelling Foodie

  • Scope out the scene before you fly and check online resources for the area that you are visiting. You will want to find local restaurants, health food stores and farmers’ markets.

  • Always remember quick grab goodies like fresh fruit, raw veggies and other whole foods like avocado and coconut chips. You also need to definitely make and bring a trail mix with you every time you travel (see recipe below).  These are great for both the plane and to keep in your bag while travelling.

  • Quick-fix breakfasts are cured with rolled oats and chia seeds. You can make them anywhere! All you need is some added water or nut milk (you may want to bring some cinnamon and powdered stevia too!). If you have a morning flight – this is perfect on the plane.

  • Bring an organic dark chocolate.  The healthy fat will keep you full, and the chocolate will keep you happy even if your fellow passengers aren’t always pleasant.  Plus it will remove the temptation to get a mini, overpriced bag of junk food on the plane.

  • Pack more food than you think you will need.  Don’t just fill a single glass container with snacks, bring two.  You never know what can happen!  If your flight is delayed a few hours, or there’s no chance of a healthy restaurant in sight, you’ll be grateful you have extra.

  • Pack organic dried fruit like mango, apple, pear slices (organic is especially important for dried fruit to make sure you skip the preservatives or extra sugar).  The tendency for people in airports is to grab a bag of candy.  Your dried fruit will save you the sugar, calories, colours, and blood sugar crash.

  • Get savoury with snacks like roasted pumpkin seeds with sea salt or seaweed. This can help curb your sweet cravings and keep your salty tooth happy so you don’t have to give in to chips or pretzels on the plane.

  • Hydrate! Especially when you are going up in the air because the body loses so much water and planes tend to be dry. Obviously you will have to buy water or other liquids on “the other side” but don’t forget and drink lots before, during and after your flight!

  • Make this delicious trail mix combination in large batches to snack on even when you’re not travelling!

Super Trail Mix

1 cup almonds

1 cup cashews

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup raisins or goji berries (or both)

1/2 cup hemp seeds

1 cup cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

1 cup coconut flakes

1/4 tsp sea salt

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and serve.

Refill when done! Or pack up in small containers to make it easy for travel. Stores very well in a large mason jar.