Whilst the healthy food movement is definitely making its mark, clean eating on the go can still pose a bit of a challenge. There is nothing worse than being stuck on a plane or train and having hunger hit but no healthy options available. Travel can often dampen your immune system too so you want to be sure you’re packing in as much goodness as possible whilst out and about. We like to make our lives easier by always keeping some of our favourite travel snacks on hand.
Snact: Fruit Jerky
We love fruit for the quick fix it provides when hunger hits, but nobody wants squished fruits in their travel bag. Snact is the perfect solution – they blend and dehydrate surplus fruit that would have otherwise been wasted into the yummiest fruit jerkies. These snacks remind us of the fruit snacks we used to eat as a kid, except these are made of 100% fruit . With no additives or preservatives, these perfectly portable snacks get an A+ in our book!
Alchemy Organic Super Blends: Travel Sachets
Here in London you will never be at lack of a juice or smoothie bar, but in some travel destinations a green juice can be hard to come by. Alchemy Organic makes amazing blends of superfoods that give you a punch of vitamins and antioxidants to keep you healthy on the go. They make small packages with four servings so they are easy to stash in your travel bag and mix into your overnight oats, juice or smoothie. Alchemy Organic makes sure all the stops are covered by offering a Morning Elixir, Energy Elixir, Beauty Elixir or Sport Elixir.
Fossil Fuel: Paleo Snack Bars
These super indulgent tasting bars are so healthy and the perfect fuel to get you going in the morning. Fossil Fuel believes in using only the highest quality ingredients to make their paleo snack bars that provide tons of fuel after any workout, when your tired from your travels, or as a treat that is super clean. Whilst travelling, it is so easy to just opt for that bag of crisps you are passed on the plane, but if you crack open one of these raw bars instead your tummy and body will thank you. The two flavours are Coconut & Cashew and Macadamia & Cacao, with rumour of a new flavour coming out soon!
Pip & Nut: Nut Butter Squeeze Packs
Here at Hip & Healthy we can often be found eating nut butters straight out of the jar with a spoon! The perfect pick me up, a portion of nut butter keeps you super satisfied thanks to the plant-based protein it packs! Try smearing a sachet of Pip&Nut over a piece of fruit for a snacktime pick-me-up, enjoy atop your porridge or simply straight out of the pack! Containing only whole nuts and a pinch of salt, if you’re in the mood for something savoury the Peanut Butter and Almond Butter varieties are your go to, or if you crave something a little sweeter, their Coconut Almond Butter is for you!
Kallo: Quinoa & Seeds Multigrain Cakes with Sunflower, Sesame & Pumpkin Seeds
Whilst travelling, we often find ourselves craving carbohydrates for the quick energy supply they provide – but like to keep it clean, which is often so hard on the road. On our most recent travels, we’ve been indulging our cravings with Kallo’s Multigrain Cakes with Sunflower, Sesame & Pumpkin Seeds. These thins provide you with so much fuel and are bursting with added nutrients thanks to the plant based protein from the quinoa and seeds. They are gluten free so pose a great travel option for those avoiding or intolerant to gluten. Try yours topped with your favourite Pip&Nut nut butter squeeze pack for an easy and transportable breakfast or snack.
Words by Isabella Stelle