I’m sharing how I #snackbetter in my life as part of a Sahale Snacks® sponsored series for Socialstars™
This article gives some great tips for healthy snacking while you’re in your travels. In the airport and on the go when you won’t necessarily have access to a kitchen.
Just one week ago from today, I was getting ready to travel back home to Salt Lake City from the fun and vibrant city of Denver, Colorado. The city was completely new to me and so much fun to explore. In fact, I cannot wait to return soon to see even more of the city’s greatness.
Believe me, there is so much to tell you about the specifics of Denver, and that will be happening so soon in a new healthy travel series I have coming up.
Until then, I wanted to talk about my general snacking practices when I travel because they’re a little bit different from the norm. I may or may not have been known to take my blender with me on vacation…
Here’s the thing. Travelling should be a little bit indulgent of course. One of my favorite parts about vacation is finding all the local hot spots for food and drink. And of course all the little bakeries that are tucked in between. But one of the worst feelings is coming home from vacation feeling gross from all the unhealthy food you ate while you were gone. The feeling like you have to start all over on your health goals the day after vacation. Not my idea of a welcome home!
So I’m always sure to do some planning before I even leave for the trip so I know I’ll be able to eat foods that are healthy and nourishing. Foods that will get me from one meal to the next without having to stop for fast-food or other junky convenience foods.
In fact, it all starts at the airport, doesn’t it? I feel like as soon as you get through security, we get in vacation mode, and all healthy thoughts are out the window. Next thing I know, I’m ordering a Venti Latte with extra whip and a huge muffin the size of my head.
With the more travelling I’ve been doing, I’ve learned that those habits just aren’t necessary. If I’m truly hungry before or during the flight, there are better options that I can bring along with me.
The first step is this:
Make sure to bring a big tote bag. Something that will carry all your snacks. They can go through security with no problem at all, as long as there aren’t any liquids.
Here are my favorite snacks that are perfect for carrying on the plane and also around the city you are visiting.
- sliced apples that have been rinsed in lemon water to reduce the browning
- premade energy bites such as my no-bake granola bar bites
- raw almonds
- individual-sized packages of nut butter
- dried fruit
- mixed nuts such as my new favorite, Sahale Snacks® Honey Almonds Glazed Mix
- pre-cut veggies
- homemade granola that you could top on greek yogurt that you buy in the airport or in the city
I have to stop a minute and tell you about this Honey Almond Mix from Sahale Snacks. SO much love for this little pack of deliciousness. It saved me one morning in Denver. We had walked for about 30 minutes to get to breakfast, and of course we were starving before we had even left the hotel. Then by the time we got to breakfast, it was another 30 minute wait to even be seated. This girl was about to go into panic mode and turn ultra hangry!
Thankfully, I had my bag-o-goodies with me. We had ditched the apples and a few other things at the hotel, but I still had my Honey Almond Mix which was just the perfect little bit that I was able to share with my wife before we tried eating each others’ arms.
Not only did it satisfy my hungry belly, but it really tasted so yummy! You could tell that only quality ingredients were used in this blend of whole almonds and cranberries accented by toasted sesame seeds, sea salt and honey. Sahale Snacks really does go Beyond Ordinary™ when it comes to seeking out the highest quality ingredients for their products. Looking more into this delicious snack pack, this is what I found that made me fall even more in love with Sahale Snacks:
“We’re committed to seeking out and delivering the highest quality from seed to shelf and it all starts with how we source our ingredients. From the robust, flavorful cinnamon we source from Vietnam to pure ground Madagascar vanilla beans, we select ingredients from around the world that not only allow us to deliver the unique, exciting flavors we’re known for but also help us work to improve the environment and lives of the suppliers we work with.”
Definitely a company I’m happy to stand behind – and of course I’ll always remember them saving my morning while waiting for breakfast.
Anyway, another big time expert tip for travelling and staying healthy:
BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE
That’s right. Bring it empty to the airport so you don’t get it confiscated at security, and fill it up before you get on the plane. It’s super important to stay hydrated to keep your immunity up and to prevent travel-related sicknesses.
More and more airports offer filtered water stations to fill up water bottles. Also, I learned a new fact about water.
It is against the law for any establishment to refuse to give you water – for free (obviously not their bottled water). So you can have your water bottle filled up anywhere throughout your travels.
SIDE NOTE: Obviously if you are travelling somewhere with water issues, make sure you are only buying bottled water so you don’t end up sick!
I hope these tips help you to stay healthy while you’re travelling. Really when it comes down to it, it’s just all about planning. Planning to be healthy. Planning to eat more than just junk. Planning to make your health a priority.
What do you do to make sure your travels stay healthy?
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