Hi! I hope your week is off to a good start. I am settling back in to Florida Life after an uh-mazing long weekend in California — it was simply the BEST!
Seeing that I just got home from a trip and I am traveling back to California again in a few weeks (hallelujah!), I thought I’d share my healthy travel essentials. Flying from coast to coast is a bit of a trek, so I make sure to pack plenty of snacks to avoid the overpriced food inside the terminals. I will say, however, depending on which airports you’re traveling through, you can find healthier options these days. I’ve found local kombucha, Pur gum (mentioned below), coconut chips, and a variety of healthy snack bars and nuts to name a few.
Regardless, I’d rather be safe than sorry in case I’m stuck with a long layer and nothing but a Dunkin’ Donuts nearby, so I try to get as much of my own food through TSA as possible. These are the items I threw in my carry-on for last weekend’s travels…
My Healthy Travel Essentials
Vital Proteins Bone Broth Collagen // These packets are all too conveient for traveling of any sort. All you do is mix with water and voila — nourishing, protein-rich bone broth! The unflavored collagen stick packs are also a must if you like to add collagen to your coffee like I do!
Justin’s Nut Nutter Packets // These are not only great to have in your carry-on, but in your purse or glove compartment for emergency snack situations. Squeeze right into your mouth, or pair with a banana or instant oatmeal (which if you don’t have with you, can usually be found inside the terminal).
Herbal Tea // I’ll usually stick a couple of herbal tea bags in with my snacks. You can typically ask the flight attendant for a cup of hot water to which you can add your own tea. Tea can help relax you, sooth an upset stomach, and warm up your core (planes are unforgivably cold!).
Energy/Snack Bars // While this isn’t original, it is unquestionably practical. Bars are the ultimate travel snack as you don’t have to worry about them getting smashed. I choose bars with few ingredients and nutrient-dense (i.e. calories please!).
Four Sigmatic Adaptogen Coffee // I need to give this coffee a few more chances (there are several different options to try, too!), but I think has potential. Not only are the instant coffee packets extremely portable, but you don’t have to rely on cruddy coffee from who knows where. Again, just ask the flight attendant for a cup of hot water and mix in!
Pur Gum // Gum serves a couple different purposes when you’re traveling high in the sky: 1) freshen stale breath, and 2) pop your ears. I usually find these large bags Pur gum at TJMaxx or Homegoods.
Dark Chocolate // Can’t travel without it. If I don’t back a bar to nibble on, dark chocolate almonds are also very travel-friendly.
Hand Sanitizing Wipes // I purchased these travel-sized wipes at Sprouts, but I often having a full-sized pouch in my car. If that’s the case, I’ll put a few in a Ziploc bag and throw it into my carry-on. Because a) germs, and b) eating all those snacks can be messy.
My Almond Flour Banana Muffins with Coconut (and chocolate!) also travel well; they are subject to getting smashed, but they taste all the better that way. These come in handy for those early morning flights. Add a cup of collagen coffee, and you’ve got yourself a wholesome breakfast on the go.
What are your healthy travel essentials?
What is a must-have in your carry-on bag?
Do you have any healthy airport hacks?