There is something about traveling that allows healthy habits to hit the road. Sure, you can blame willpower but there is also a lack of convenience that makes it tough to keep healthy choices in focus. Plus, there is the problem of traveling and keeping produce or temperature sensitive foods fresh. If you are like me, you don’t want to head back to the hotel fridge for the healthy salad you were able to pick up at the grocery store.
Instead, pack some of these items in your suitcase to help avoid standard American junk food fare:
The nutty fruit clusters of a Kind Bar can fill the hollows of any traveler who has been bustling through the day. A combo of natural fruits, nuts, honey, and spices create a great alternative to those chunky candy bars. The company is always innovating new flavors while keeping sugar low and ingredients simple. The 22 flavors include: Blueberry Vanilla Cashew, Peanut Butter & Strawberry, Dark Chocolate Chili Almond, Almond & Coconut and Maple Glazed Pecan and Salt. If you are trying to add more protein into your diet, check out Kinds’ lineup of bars that include 7 grams of protein instead of the average 3-4 grams.
Wild Planet Albacore Pouches
Pack in protein and convenience without a laundry list of funky and foreign ingredients. Wild Planet’s sustainably sourced tuna is lower in mercury and higher in Omega’s than most traditional tunas. This is due to the smaller, individually caught tuna sourced by the company and the fish being cooked only once in the pouch, sealing in the Omega 3-rich natural juices. No water or oil is added. The new albacore pouches contain 21 grams of protein and aren’t messy. Add it to a salad and it becomes a delicious staple to any meal.
Justin’s Nut Butter Squeeze Packets
The squeeze packets are filled with a delicious line of flavors including: vanilla almond butter, maple almond butter, chocolate hazelnut and have course the basics of plain ole peanut butter and almond butter. The tempting flavors are a big draw but so is the natural and simple list of ingredients. For example the peanut butter contains: dry roasted peanuts, honey powder (sugar, honey), palm fruit oil and sea salt. The recipes are also vegan and GMO free. Stash them in a backpack or purse for an on-the-go nutritious pick-me-up. If you are also in the mood to splurge, check out the peanut butter cups and candy bars.
Craving something a little sweeter? YumEarth makes organic fruit snacks, lollipops and candies. Two dads founded the company to make sure their kids could enjoy a sweet treat without consuming artificial colors and flavors and high fructose corn syrup. The products are made with real fruit extracts and ingredients grown on sustainable family farms. YumEarth offers over 20 unique flavors, including Pomegranate Pucker, Blood Orange Cocktail, Strawberry Smash and Chili Mambo Mango. Aside from lollipops, you can find gummy bears, fruit snacks and sour jellybeans.
EasyLunchBoxes allow you to store your healthy foods while you are taking the city, and the chance to avoid costly menu items. The lunch container has three compartments and is microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe and is made from BPA-free plastic. Mini Dippers also allow you to pack extra snacks or dressing. The containers are designed to fit into the EasyLunchboxes Lunch Bag, which can hold up to 3 containers. The containers are also a healthy portion size, so you know you aren’t over packing and won’t finish your meal stuffed.