I get asked about this ALL the time. Actually, what's worse is when I don't get asked about it. When I see clients struggling to stick to the foods that serve them best while on the road. We've got solutions!
Disclaimer: I have NOT been paid by any of these companies to say this stuff and I don't make any money if you buy these products. It's just stuff I really use in my own life and find helpful and I hope you do too!
What do I look for in a travel snack? Protein and healthy fat. How do you know if your snack contains these things? Read the ingredients and don't dwell on the nutrition facts.
What are the first five ingredients? How many ingredients are there? How many derivatives of sugar, fake sugar, etc.?
This is my international list, by the way. When traveling domestically, I pack veggies too!
Go Raw Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Bar (1.8oz) by Go Raw
5 grams of sugar and 5 ingredients. Simple and full of protein not sugar. They also come in two sizes.
The other flavors have more sugar, so that's why I stick with this one.
My favorite thing about these bars is they are versatile. I eat them plain or if I'm feeling hungrier, I'll add avocado, hummus, almond butter, etc.
They stack well for easy packing (or for storing in your pantry, desk, glove compartment, etc). They are organic, raw, sprouted, vegan and gluten AND nut free.
Tanka Bar by Native American Natural Foods
These are made by the Oglala Lakotas on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
I'm not a huge red meat person, but I love these bars. They aren't as high in sodium as a lot of dehydrated meats, and the 1oz bars are the perfect size for a little something to hold me over, or for an extra burst of protein.
The company behind these bars is another reason I choose them. Native American Natural Foods, LLC and their products support the Tanka Fund, which "can help buffalo return to the Great Plains, bringing renewed cultural connections, health and opportunity to Indian communities." For more on this important fund click here.
They are free of gluten, MSG, hormones and nitrates. These also come in sticks and bites. My favorite flavor is the coffee hatch chile.
Baja and Forest by Gorilly Goods:
Local Wisconsin company! I like to travel with both savory flavors (like "Baja") and sweet (like "Forest"). They're organic, gluten free and made mostly of pumpkin seeds and nuts.
Green Superfood: Detox & Digest by Amazing Grass:
Sometimes, you just need an extra dose of nutrients while traveling. I'll empty this into water during a long day of travel to keep energy high and immune system strong. So much better than those refined and sugary packets.
Shield Link Phone Case by Hitcase
The first year we went to Costa Rica, I didn't even think about bringing special gear for my phone. This resulted in a pretty decent amount of anxiety the entire trip (no, I'm not someone who turns off her phone and leaves it at the hotel... sorry).
Sand, salt water, smoothie spills, rain... all terrifying. I wised up and got a proper case. This case is perfect for Costa Rica because it is waterproof, dropproof, sandproof, shockproof, etc, and also has magnetically attachable wide and superwide lenses.
There's also a wall mount for keeping your phone out of the way while cooking your favorite recipes.
Facial Cleansing Wipes by Pacifica
Things get messy in the jungle, on the beach, and especially in the airport.
I don't know how I ever traveled without these. Mud, eating at a beach side spot without a sink to wash hands, spills, random sticky things... all really great situations for a cleansing wipe.
Non-toxic baby wipes work great too, but these happen to smell really good :) and sometimes you can't find smaller packages of baby wipes.
Natural repellent for mosquitos... maybe. A lot of inconclusive studies on this one, but it's just a B Vitamin, so I don't mind taking a bit more before a trip.
I'm also eating LOTS of raw garlic.
Email me for details or if you need to get your hands on some of this.
GFCF Similase by Integrative Pro:
Another local Wisconsin company :) This has SAVED THE DAY for me many times.
If I accidentally ingest gluten, I take a couple of these and I feel SO much better.
I really can't say enough about these guys.
Email me for details/ordering.
External battery pack by Anker:
Since I'm not a person who leaves the hotel without her cellphone, having it die on me is a real bummer.
Because sometimes power doesn't always work :)
Long list, but I've been meaning to do a post like this for a while. Again, I hope this is helpful and I hope you join us on our next retreat!! You'll be so well prepared!
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