Whenever I travel I always pack several snacks and a sandwich in my carryon bag. It’s not just because I always need a supply of food with me wherever I go but to also ensure that I have access to nutritious food. Not only is it cheaper to travel with my own food but I won’t be as tempted to eat junk food I find along the way if I already have my favorite foods with me.
Prior to switching to a plant-based diet, I would scout an airport’s website to see what fast food restaurants were there and plan where I was going to eat at when I got there. Nowadays I still scout an airport’s restaurant directory before traveling but now I’m checking to see if there are any healthy plant-based options offered. If there isn’t then I make a shopping list of plant-based foods I want to bring for the trip. Then the night before I travel, I’ll go to the supermarket to buy any ingredients I may need and prep any meals if necessary. When I get to the airport all I need to get is some water after passing through security and I’m all set.
Below are 21 plant-based foods that are great for traveling:
- Nut butter sandwich
- Instant oatmeal packets
- Granola bars
- Vegan protein powders
- Stevia or agave sweeteners
- Hummus wrap
- Seeds (flax, hemp, chia, sunflower, etc.)
- Raw nuts
- Fresh fruit (if flying internationally buy them at the airport after passing through security and eat them before landing at your destination)
- Cut up raw vegetables
- Tea packets
- Homemade trail mix
- Whole grain crackers
- Kale chips
- Vegan protein bars
- Unsweetened dried fruit
- Veggie burger
- Salads (dressing must be in a container no bigger than 3 ounces if flying)
- Veggie sushi
- Fruit and nut bars
- Nut butter in to go packets
Pick and choose from this list and you won’t go hungry on your next trip.
See the snacks I took with me for my latest road trip in the video below.
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