Ever since I was a little girl, I have absolutely loved to travel! My parents put a big emphasis on taking my sister and I on lots of trips around the globe and I truly am so thankful for those experiences! Then I married a Navy man, so let’s just say our life really is all over the place sometimes!
Many of you might be packing your bags and hitting the road this summer, so I thought I would put together a list of my favorite snacks for traveling! I have been on planes a lot this past year, and these snacks come in so handy!
Just because you are not in the comforts of your own home, does not mean your healthy eating and lifestyle has to go out the window! Take advantage of the beautiful places you might be exploring and the local cuisine, but always keep the big picture of your health in mind! Yes, I for sure splurge a bit more while traveling, but always keep my splurges to ones that I truly enjoy!
Happy summer vacation!
Grain-Free & Paleo Travel Snacks
Always be prepared—and be extra prepared, because traveling can bring a lot of “ifs” and delays! As a Type 1 Diabetic, I have to be very careful of the foods I eat, but also need to be prepared to avoid any “hangry” or blood sugar lows!
Most often snacks are filled with sugar, even the healthy ones, so be aware as that can add up quickly! I like to travel with an assortment of snacks so I am prepared! There is nothing worse than being stuck miles up in the air and starving!
- R(x) Bar Maple Sea Salt bars (my absolute favorite!)
- R(x) bar Chocolate Sea Salt or Coffee Chocolate
- Macadamia Nuts (portion out into individual snack bags)
- Morning Butter Biscuits (these travel fabulously)
- Toasted Coconut Flakes
- Pure 7 Chocolates (sweetened with raw honey)
- Simple Mills Rosemary & Sea Salt Crackers
- Epic Bacon Bars
- Simple Squares
- Salted Maple Blondies (these travel fabulously)
- Unsweetened, Freeze Dried Strawberries
- Epic Beef Jerky Bites (I love these because they are not tough!)
Invest in a good bag—especially if you are traveling with a laptop and camera, you will want to protect your items and your back! I love my Kelly Moore Bag.
Supplements with a good probiotic—traveling puts your body under a lot of stress, even if you are going on a fabulous, tropical vacation, so you want to protect yourself extra good! I use THIS higher strength probiotic that is safe out of the refrigerator while traveling.
Make it travel sized—I try to keep my suitcase as minimalistic as possible! I simply adore my Primally Pure deodorant and facial toner spray, so these small, travel sized versions come in so handy! I also always use Beautycounter’s sunscreen stick (so easy to keep in your purse & it keeps your hands free of any messes, oh and it is travel sized) and their travel sized shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Safe, non-toxic skin care is so important, especially when traveling and your body is under more stress, so I just plan a bit ahead and it is simply that easy!
I also love this peony lipstick for summer—since I like to keep my makeup minimal while traveling and especially in the summer, this non-toxic lip stick is the perfect color for both day and night…and wears just like chapstick which I LOVE!
Essential Oils—We have all experienced that travel cold or sickness and that is NO fun, especially when you are on vacation! I always like to use what I have instead of having to search for a health food store when I am traveling, so I always keep a few essential oils handy in my purse!
I always keep lavender (for stress and sleep, sleeping in a new place can be difficult and I want to be well rested on vacation!), peppermint and “Past Tense” (for migraine relief—I never go anywhere without this because they work quickly at the onset of a migraine attack), “OnGuard” (for germs and immunity, seriously this works so quickly so you can put that sickness away and enjoy your travels), Wild Orange (so calming, especially if traveling has you a bit stressed both emotionally and physically).