Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Healthy Snacks While Flying

Well a busy time of year is about to come up for travel, a lot of people are flying home for the holidays to see family and friends, or maybe get away on a tropical vacation while it's freezing else where!

My upcoming trips:

Cabo San Lucas-Oct
Dec- POSSIBLY Costa Rica

And while all that travel is FABULOUS, it can seriously kill a waistline and all the hard work I've done! I'm sure you've been nervous to book a trip or fly somewhere in the midst of a workout.

The good thing about my workout routine, I just push play and get moving. Right now I'm on week 2 of the Beta Phase for T25, a 25 minute 5x a week workout program I do from home. Yep, you heard right. 25 glorious, short, yet painful workout!

Here are a FEW snack ideas for your (upcoming) trip(s):

  • Cheese Sticks--opt for local made and even vegetarian. I don't personally LOVE cheese anymore--but I do like pepper jack!
  • Greek Yogurt (Get 0% and add fruit and/or Stevia) or the small Chobani ones! Pack RIGHT before your flight so they don't go bad. 
  • Carrot Sticks/Celery combo with hummus
  • Oatmeal packets--or make your own--great for morning or early flights, just ask a barista or someone to heat it up for you!
  • Food Should Taste Good Chips--mmm! 
  • Granola-home made is best, watch sugar content! 
  • Shakeology Packets  (have a coffee place mix for you on your layover or just shake it up with water)
  • Fruit- keep in tupperware and throw in your bag right before you go to keep it cold and fresh 
  • Beef Jerky--I personally do not eat meat, but this is a great option for meat lovers, but look for local made jerky or make your own. 
  • Baked Pita Chips--whole grain with hummus! Already made snack packs can be found at grocery stores. 
  • Nuts--don't go crazy on almonds or peanuts, moderation is key! 
  • Prepped sandwiches--natural PB and jelly, turkey with avocado and cucumber, veggie sandwiches
  • Energy Bars (look for lower sugar and try not to go over 200 calories--Lara Bars, Kids Cliff Bars, Cliff bars, etc.) DO NOT eat protein bars like candy! 
  • Beverages: Opt for homemade juices like Hibiscus tea (Jamaica Agua Fresca) or just plain water-- airport juices are packed with sugars, dyes, etc.
  • Fruit leather--found at Trader Joes, Sprouts, Whole Foods, etc.
  • Hard boiled eggs--pack RIGHT before the flight so they don't go bad and eat soon!

Also STRETCHING while waiting for your flight or layover is KEY--getting the blood circulating in your body again after longer flights and give your muscles a chance to wake back up! Most people experience jet lag even if there's no time change just from sitting and air pressure change. 

**KEEP HYDRATED** People underestimate the amount of water they drink when they travel, keep chugging. 

Happy Travels!