Recently I took a month-long trip to Paris, which was great! But I wanted to arrive feeling my best, and was determined to eat as healthfully during the 11-hour flight. There’s nothing worse than airport and airplane food, and I wanted to avoid it at all costs!
Today I want to share the easiest (but still healthy) things to eat when you’re traveling.
When you’re getting ready for a trip, the last thing you want to do is figure out a bunch of food-related things, so I’ll keep this really easy. Here’s what easy travel food means for me:
- No or very little preparation required
- No equipment or tools to take with me
- No liquids that I need to worry about for the 3 oz rule
The day before my trip, I pick up the following at the grocery store:
- Veggies: 2 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1 red bell pepper
- Fruit: 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 orange
- Snacks: 2 Lara bars (dried fruit and nut bars), 1 bag kale chips (a pricey item, but it’s my guilty pleasure when traveling)
The only prep I do is cutting up the veggies into sticks and putting them in a baggie.
The morning of my trip, before I get on an airplane, I drink a big glass of water and have a green smoothie that I made the night before.
Then I just throw my baggie of veggies, fruit, Lara bars, and kale chips in a bag and I’m ready to go!
Once I’m at the airport, I’ll buy a bottle of water after going through security and drink it on the plane first thing. When I get hungry the first thing I do is eat some fruit. Then half the veggies. Then when I get hungrier a Lara bar or kale chips with more veggies. This really gets me through several hours or even a whole day if necessary.
I know these snacky foods might not be exactly like a real meal but you will feel so much better if you just munch on these every few hours as opposed to succumbing to any of the junky food you find at airports.
I hope these travel tips help on your next trip! They work for road trips, too, as well as flights. If you’ve got any tips for how to eat healthy on the go just hop on over to my Facebook page and let me know, I’d love to hear!