Whenever I travel I’m always prepared with the appropriate mix of my healthy macros. Macronutrients are a combination of protein, fats and carbs that perform essential roles in the body. I eat very clean so try to avoid processed foods. When traveling there are limited food options, most of which are generally processed. Preparation is key! Rather than get caught in a situation with limited options, I bring all the essentials such as nuts, berries, flax crackers, protein bars and protein powder. I really like the nut mixes containing super foods such as mulberries, golden berries and goji berries to help keep up my energy. I like to have healthy options and rather than having to stress about feeding myself every 2-3 hours I come prepared. Again, can’t stress the importance of preparation.
The picture below is a collection of healthy food options that I picked up at a local health food store.
For this trip I grabbed the following staples:
1.) Protein bars – (Square bars, Vega Sport bars and go Macro Protein bars). All are vegan, non-GMO, gluten free and as close to natural as you can get with no less than 10g of protein per bar. Try to seek out the highest protein bars that contain natural ingredients.
2.) Nuts – I chose an energy mix containing all raw ingredients including: cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, mulberries & golden berries). I also grabbed a bag of raw almonds.
3.) Carbs – just so I have a good balance of carbs and protein I got these protein packed flax crackers with a savory flavor.
4.) Protein Powder- I chose Vega One and Vega sport to mix with water. Again this brand is plant based and as close to natural you can get with high protein. I also love Plant Fusion, RAW, Sunwarrior and hemp protein. If you’re on the road and can’t easily access a milk substitute like almond milk you want to choose one that mixes with water and TASTES GOOD:)
5.) WATER – I can’t say it enough but staying hydrated is key for your body. Flying dehydrates the body and skin so keep water on hand at all times and DRINK UP!
In airports or in flight you can typically get a fruit like a banana, apple or etc. I would pair this with my almonds or protein shake if I’m hungry. You can always bring an empty water bottle and fill at the airport. Most airports now have filtered water stations. Worst case you can always pick up a water at the airport. Also, you are traveling via train, automobile or boat you can always access fruit or water.
So next time you are traveling just remember to think ahead and prepare for a healthy trip. Hopefully you find these tips helpful! Happy Travels!