Traveling is my favorite thing to do! Although packing a suitcase is my least favorite thing to do (I over analyze everything while packing), there's still a light at the end of the tunnel knowing that the carefully packed suitcase affords us the opportunity to leave our regimented schedules behind and take off for an adventure! I mean, what's NOT fun about this?
This photo was from my latest traveling escapade from March. I spent the weekend with 50 other lovelies from all over the globe at the #RadianceRetreat in Santa Monica, CA. I’ll save these details for another post – coming soon! xo
Throughout my 20's the main focus for vacation was the food. I picked my restaurants in advance, had goals for specific local treats, and had no guilt about anything food related. Fast forward to 2013 when I started my fitness journey and traveling became a scary thing for me. What will I eat? Will they have what I need for my meal plan?
I went from one extreme to another extreme.
Nowadays I'm working on finding a balance. If I visit New Orleans in the near future you can bet your hard earned money that I'm gonna go get a beignet and coffee, but I'm also going to avoid going bat sh*t crazy eating anything and everything in sight from take-off to landing just because I'm on vacation. This doesn't serve me well, mentally or physically. But it's trial and error, and I've tried and failed numerous times.
When I travel anywhere now, be it on a road trip or a flight, I bring a few essentials with me for accessible, healthy options. See my top 5 traveling snacks below!
Duh! Whole almonds are so easy to tote around. I don't dare pay attention to the calories. These babies are a healthy fat, yummy snack, and I never leave home without them. (Note: eating a 16 oz bag in a week's time is not recommended. Oops)
These protein bars are delish! With core ingredients like egg whites, dates, figs, and nuts you'll only find whole ingredients packed in these bars. Each flavored bar boasts a full 12g of real protein. Did I mention that they're delicious? Check them out right here!
3. Boiled Eggs
People either love 'em or hate 'em. I happen to love them. Sprinkle a little sea salt on them and they're another filling option for you. Be careful about opening them up though - you may piss off the other flight members with the strong smell. Yikes.
4. Plantain Chips
I love these little guys! They're a member of the banana family, and they're a great substitute to potato chips. I like to keep these handy as a better option for a no-processed snack (if you're into that sort of thing). These are my favorite brand!
Did I seriously just list water as one of my top traveling snacks? Yes, yes I did! Here’s why - I know that while traveling I’ll be consuming adult beverages. I also know that I’ll be a little out of my realm from my typical nutrition. So in addition to keeping some healthier options with me for backup, I also make sure I drink a TON of water. I buy big bottles to better track my drinking. Yes, water. Stay hydrated.
And enjoy your travels… Adios! xo