Hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! It’s officially the start of the summer travel season, so I thought it would be appropriate to share the list of my favorite travel food, including the food I recently took with me on my trip to Asia.
A lot of the items below you can find at Healthy Home Market, Earth Fare and/or Whole Foods. I’ve provided links to where you can find these items on the internet too, which is my preferred method to buy things so I am not always hunting around for the items I love at multiple stores.
Please note – this list assumes I won’t have a kitchen while traveling and won’t be cooking. If I were going to stay somewhere with a kitchen, this list would include more cooking essentials and I definitely wouldn’t be using so many ziplocs!
Travel Food To Pack Before You Go
- Green Vibrance – Single Serving Packs - Insurance for being away from my juicer
- Vitamineral Greens – Travel Size - One of the best superfoods powders on the market. I alternate between Green Vibrance and this powder.
- Chia Seeds Packs - Perfect to top oatmeal, yogurt, or drink in coconut water for sustained energy.
- Almond Butter Packs - I like to eat this directly with one banana, apple, stuffed into a date, or on top of Suzie’s Thin Crisps
- Suzie’s Thin Crisps - This is my travel cracker of choice – doesn’t crumble and has a nice crunch. They are made of easily digestible spelt flour and flax seed.
- Navitas Naturals Power Snack - Amazing superfoods snack that I highly recommend with no refined or added sugars. All the flavors are delicious, especially the Cacao Goji. I took these on my scuba diving trip every day because they wouldn’t melt and were perfect for instant energy.
- Country Choice Quick Oats - I made pre-made ziploc packs of organic oatmeal and ate them almost every morning in Borneo. It’s the perfect breakfast when your options are limited.
- Cinnamon – For the oatmeal.
- Dates - I love snacking on dates, but these are also one of the ingredients I have to use in my oatmeal. I add one chopped date to oatmeal before I add hot water. The date slowly dissolves into the oats, naturally sweetening it, once the water is added. I prefer this method of sweetener over other liquid or crystal versions, because dates have antioxidants and fiber.
- Prunes - I know I’m not 70 years old, but I love prunes. They are chewy, sweet, fill you up and keep you regular on vacation (I know a lot of people who mention this problem all the time!)
- Figs - My candy of choice. I could eat one stuffed with a walnut every single day!
- Raw Walnuts - For figs, other homemade packs of trail mix, and to top off oatmeal.
- Himalayan Raisins - Toppings for oatmeal (my husband loves these) and for trail mix.
- Raw Almonds - For snacking or for trail mix.
- Goji Berries - For trail mix or just to eat by the handful. I seriously have a goji problem!
- Golden Berries - Just to eat….these are nature’s little sour patch kid, aren’t loaded with sugar and have 5 grams of fiber per ounce.
- Numi Teas – Assorted Variety - My favorite teas at the moment and I always take my own organic tea wherever I go. (You know this, if you’ve ever dined with me before!)
- Yogi Teas – Assorted Variety - I love the decaf green and ginger versions.
- Cranberry Tea - Reducing water retention is always easy by drinking this tea – especially after consuming over salted food while traveling.
- Seintenbacher Alligator Gummies - My junk gummy candy of choice. It’s Non-GMO, Vegan and I LOVE Alligators.
- MacroBar - My husband’s favorite bar at the moment, try the Granola with Coconut.
- Mary’s Gone Sticks & Twigs - Pure addiction. I’d rather eats these than any other salty chip on the market.
- Sprouted Wheat Pretzels - The only organic pretzel on the market made with the ingredients sprouted wheat and good for you olive oil.
- Go Raw – Coconut Cookies - Crunchy cookies that don’t crumble and contain no added or refined sugars.
- Go Raw – Carrot Cookies - My favorite flavor of Go Raw.
- Eden Farms – All Mixed Up Trail Mixes and Nuts - Small packets that easily go in carry on bags.
- Green and Black’s Organic White Chocolate - The best white chocolate on the market.
- Panda Licorice - Chewy just like a twizzler, but sweetened with molasses.
- 2 Mom’s in the Raw Nut Bars – My favorite “treat” bars on the market.
- Seasalt – For topping an impromtu avocado and tomato salad.
- Cayenne Pepper - For Habit # 1
Less Perishable Goods:
- Lemons – For Habit #1, and to squeeze on avocado, tomato salad.
- Avocados – I took 3 with me on our hike to Mt. Fuji. I love eating one with a sprinkle of sea salt and a slice of tomato.
- Tomatoes – For the avocados.
- Oranges – Juicy fruits are great hydrators for long plane trips.
- Apples – Because they pack well.
- Bananas – To combine with almond butter.
- Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water – I keep mine cold by filling up a zip lock with ice after security.
- Ezekiel Sprouted Bread & Tortillas – If I take these, I will pack a cooler to keep them fresh until I arrive at my destination.
- Manna Bread – Delicious hearty bread. The banana walnut is my favorite.
- Pre-cut veggies – carrots, celery, peppers, zucchini, squash, peapods, etc. – Because I love veggies and I sometimes get bored on the plane and need to munch.
READER FEEDBACK: What are your favorite travel snacks? I’m always looking for new ideas!
If you have any questions, I am happy to help. Just ask away either here or on Facebook.
P.S. Remember these pictures? This stash lasted us the entire 3 weeks we were in Asia and we ate almost everything. Talk about good planning.