One of my favorite things to do is travel. Whether it’s for medical conferences, to escape to Sedona (my husband and I got married there this year and it was incredible!), personal development events, or to visit friends and family, I’m on the road or in the air quite often.
And I don’t know about you, but I hate to have to search for healthy snacks at the airport or gas station. I’ve found some favorites over the years that I pack with me to have on hand and keep me from reaching for unhealthy options that will make me feel worse later.
Eden Pumpkin Seeds
These are a great source of zinc, magnesium and healthy fats, great for individuals dealing with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Plus they’re organic and farmed in the Us.
Purely Elizabeth grain free bars
Vegan, gluten free, and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar. These are great when you want something slightly sweet and crunchy. They also contain reishi which can support the immune system.
I’ll take all the help I can get when in an airplane!
I like brands like Thrive Market that offer organic options with almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts. Whatever the brand, I always look for an option with Brazil nuts.
These are high in selenium which functions as a cofactor for enzymes in the thyroid as well as glutathione peroxidase which protects the body from free radicals and oxidative damage.
**Please note that too much selenium can also cause health concerns. 2-3 Brazil nuts daily typically provides 100-200mcg of selenium.
For meal replacements on the go I’ve relied on Isagenix for the past two years both in travel and my day to day. I love that they have dairy free options that taste better than any of the ones I’ve tried from our health food stores.
With balanced macros and all natural ingredients, these have helped me ensure I’m getting great nutrition in when I don’t have time to meal prep.
My favorite are Gin Gins original ginger chews. These are a lifesaver for sensitive stomachs.
I wish I had known about them on all our family road trips riding in the back seat on winding roads and hills up to the lake!
I always have these in my travel bag now to keep motion sickness at bay. While they’re too sugary for a snack, one or two will usually do the trick to keep me from turning green.