Updated: Aug 13, 2019
I have been travelling a lot these past few weeks. I thought it would be a great idea to share some healthy and easy travel food that I love to buy and make myself. Before I share some of my recipes. I know that eating healthy while travelling is a true struggle. So I wanted to first give you some simple, effective and easy strategies to help you continue eating healthy while travelling.
1. Prepare your own meals
If you are not travelling for long hours, prepare a sandwich, salad, wrap or what every healthy meal you would like to take a long with you. This will keep you in control of what you are eating plus it is much more affordable than buying food on an airplane, petrol station shop or restaurant.
If you are travelling long hours prepare deconstructed meals that can easily put together in the car, bus or airplane. For example salad in a jar, overnight oats and sandwiches. If you are willing to spend some money, Google restaurants that you will be travelling passed and see what healthy options they have. Or you can call the restaurant in advance and ask if they can't prepare a healthy meal for you.
2. Keep hydrated
Pack plenty of water to keep you hydrated throughout your trip. This will prevent you from eating unnecessarily, as water will keep you satisfy for a long timer after meals.
You can pack some coffee or tea and stop at a petrol station or ask a flight attendant for some boiling water for your coffee or tea. When I travel I love to pack in powdered milk with me. There are also non-dairy powdered milks, this is just more convenient than travelling with liquid milk.
3. Fruits and vegetables for days
Fruits and vegetables can be part of a meal or to snack on. Pack fruits and vegetables that require little to no work to eat, that keep fresh for long hours and can be prepared in advance. If possible take a cooler along to prolong their freshness.
Some of the fruits and veggies I like to travel with are:
Apples, pears, grapes, clementine's and bananas (Can be kept whole and are firm so they will not get smashed)
Baby carrots, baby tomatoes and cucumber (Can stay fresh for a long time outside a cooler and minimum to no prep required.)
Dried fruit (No prep and cooler required. Keeps fresh the entire trip and can be mixed into a variety of meal.)
4. Recipes for success
These are my favour travel healthy recipes that anyone can make at home and bring along with them on their next trip. Full recipes will be posted throughout this month. So, subscribe so you don't miss a recipe😉.
whole wheat roti with peanut butter and jam
4. Must haves
I don't think a trip is complete without the following foods:
Popcorn (Air popped or homemade popcorn are the best)
Crisps (Veggie, soya, potato or even corn crisps are amazing)
Crackers (seeded or whole wheat)
Remember to pack more meals or snacks than you think that you will need. When travelling we tend to eat more so rather be prepared than sorry.