I don't know about you but I always try to eat healthy before a holiday...you know to look great in my swimsuit but when I get to the airport the healthy eating goes out the window. I tend to succumb to the airport food naughtiness; vending machine salted peanuts, M&Ms, sodas and even restaurant food then arrive at my destination feeling bloated and uncomfortable in my bathing suit.
I have also found that being prepared with healthy alternatives really helps you resist the naughty food temptations and have you bikini ready when you reach your destination. Today I will be sharing some of my favourite travel snacks.
1. ROASTED PEAS AND BEANS
- 1 can of Chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chunky sea salt
- Black pepper or cayenne pepper
- Preheat the oven 200°c.
- Drain chickpeas and toss with olive oil
- Spread out on a large cookie sheet.
- Roast for 30-40 minutes till crispy (Toss every 10minutes so that they don't burn)
- Take out and toss to taste with salt and spices.
2. HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX
Trail mix is one of my favourite snacks, the reason I went with home-made instead of store bought is all the added sugar and preservatives( you'd be surprised). Making your own trail mix is the easiest thing ever all you need is 2 types of dried fruits and 2 types of nut thats all!
Here is an example from the skinny confidential
Trail mixes are good for your but could be highly calorific so I like to make 25grams portions/100cals and store in one of the plastic containers(Poundland sells these 8 in a pack).
3. APPLE CHIPS
Every time I have made these, they have not lasted more than 5 minutes. They smell sooooo good and boy are they tasty, they are also super easy to make.
Here is what you need
4. DARK CHOCOLATE
I love chocolate and have some daily, when travelling it is very likely that the chocolate options you will come across will be full of sugar fat and many nasties. I always try to have a bar of my favourite dark chocolate in my handbag, it takes a block to satisfy most chocolate craving and if you have 70% dark chocolate and over you are on the right track.
5. FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES
I always try to have pre-cut veggies in my fridge for the munchies, I also pack a couple of mini bags for long journeys. These carrots and celery packs satisfy the 'crunchies'(craving for crunchy foods), you can have them with some peanut butter hummus or salsa; when I am travelling I like having them on their own as dips can trigger other cravings(from experience).
6. OATMEAL BANANA COOKIES
I am a huge fan of these cookies, they are super healthy, very filling and a great travel snack. They are sooooooo easy to make, all you need is 1 cup rolled oats + 1 banana + 1 min in the microwave. You can also bake them at 200c for 10-15min.
I made some for my trip to Nigeria a few years ago, my sisters loved them and made different variations. You can add peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips, you can even put the ingredients in a blender and make some pancakes. Gosh writing about this making me hungry.
Anyways guys these are some of my favourite travel snacks, I would love to hear from you, what snacks do you like to have when travelling?
Have an great weekend