I'm so excited to head to St. John this week and escape from the brutal New York weather. I'm ready for bikini's, strappy sandals, and sun dresses. When traveling, I'm not only equipped with sunblock but with a variety of healthy snacks to eat on the plane and for my time away. After all I'm spending the majority of the time in a bikini and want to look and feel my best! Bringing your own snacks is an excellent way ensure you have healthy choices, control what you put in your body, and avoid nasty airport food. Airport/plane food is simply the worst. All it takes is a few minutes of planning, a cute clutch, and you're ready to jet-set.
Since many of you have fabulous spring break plans, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you some of my favorite travel snacks. This is what I'm taking with my on my trip tomorrow!
Organic Apples, clementines, blood oranges: Most people don't realize they can bring their own fruit on a plane. This is great because you typically can't find organic fruit at the airport. I like packing apples or clementines because they are small and easy to travel with. Clementines are a great source of Vitamin C and wise to eat while traveling to help ward off any plane germs you might pick up.
I typically purchase my trail mix from the bulk bins at the supermarket. I like to include a variety of super foods such as goji berries, golden berries, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and almonds. Nuts are an excellent source of essential fatty acids and are filled with energy boosting minerals, such as magnesium and copper. Portion and pack your trail mix in Ziploc baggies. A good portion size is about a handful.
I'm pretty obsessed with NibMor dark chocolate squares. They are the perfect sweet pick me up. Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. So you get the health benefits without the guilt.
Yogi Detox Tea:
I've been loyal to Yogi's Detox tea for many years now. This tea is great to support your liver if you're over indulgent on vacation (you should be!). Another benefit? The tea contains de-bloating ingredients which will help to keep you looking great in that tiny bikini.
Aloha Daily Good Greens:
When you are traveling it can be tough to get proper nutrition. I love these Aloha whole food powders, which contain spinach, peas, wheatgrass, mushrooms, and spirulina. Superfood in a pouch! Just mix a packet in with water for a daily dose of greens.
Holy cow, these are amazing! Simply toasted coconut and coconut sugar, these chips are kind of addicting (sorry!). Coconut is an excellent source of fatty acids and fiber and I would much rather reach for these then a bag of Doritos on the beach!
Seaweed has an impressive amount of nutrients like vitamins A, B-6 and C as well as iodine and fiber. It's a great low calorie snack if you are looking to fill your salty craving. Ten sheets of Nori have just 22 calories!
Kind bars are easy to travel with and are made with a variety of nuts and healthy grains. Just watch out for the bars containing more than 5 grams of sugar, those are a no-no.
What are some of your favorite travel snacks? I'm always looking for new ideas!