$20 for a basic sandwhich? *sobs*
And that small trail-mix pack with 6 almonds? $12.
If I don’t prepare, the airport can steal ALL my money during my most vulnerable state, hungry and desperate.
So now when I travel, I come PREPARED.
One of my go-to is homemade trail-mix. I fell in love with a trail-mix from Trader Joes and now I’ve been making the combination on my own.
Related: 6 Healthy Food Ideas To Pack For A Long Flight (more ideas!)
I like having a variety of other options to choose from:
- Garden of Life Chocolate Plant Based Protein Packs I don’t eat red or white meat so planning out my protein options is important. I can either throw this in a water bottle or oatmeal.
- Better Oats Multigrain Oatmeal with Flax I love having the option to make oatmeal on the flight because I’m not always into the food options.
- Go Marco protein pleasure peanut butter chocolate chip bar for when I’m starving and nothing is catching my eye.
- RX nut butter I love this one because I don’t have to check a whole jar and it’s small enough that it is in regulation with TSA so I can carry it on.
- Theo Organic Sea salt dark chocolate Chocolate for my sweet tooth
- Gogo Squeeze Apple Sauce A good option to get in some fruit when it’s not available during a travel day.
- Yogi ginger tea for the flight. There is always hot water available
Stasherbags are the latest addition to my travel must-haves. I wanted to find a way to cut out on my ziplock bag usage and this has been the best solution for me. And the best part is that they are so versatile: can be used in microwave, fridge + freezer, stove top + sous vide, and oven!
EASY Travel OATMEAL
This easy oatmeal set up is my must have on long international flights and early morning flights.
- Plant based protein powder packet (Garden of Life Chocolate Plant Based Protein Packs)
- Oatmeal packet (Better Oats Multigrain Oatmeal with Flax)
- Nut nutter (RX nut butter any nut butter that complies with the TSA regulations)
- Travel bowl (Sistema Travel Bowl)
- Pour dry oat packet(s) into the bowl
- Add dry protein powder and mix it together (to prevent protein clumps when hot water is added)
- Add hot water. (I pour until everything is covered so the oats have a good amount of water to soak up)
- Put the lid on for 3-5 minutes so the heat can help the oats cook
- Give it a stir to see if its the consistency you like and when you’re ready stir in the almond butter
Finding hot water at the airport during a flight and at a coffee shop in the terminal is easy and free.
I hope this inspired you to prepare some food AND save some money next time you travel!
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My name is Rachael Adams and during my journey to becoming an Olympic Medalist in 2016 I created journeystrength to create a home to make content and share words for others (and myself!) to be able to take with them on their journey to remind them of how strong, capable, and enough they are during moments that they forget. It’s now developing into a place to dive deeper into wellness, growth, and so much more!