Staying healthy on the go; people seem to find it harder than you think, If you keep to the basics, do a little research and have food ready if you really really need it! You shan't need to worry. Here is a quick little guide for my how I ate this past week and how I find the best places to eat at.
DON’T EAT PLANE FOOD
A big no no for me! I take my own stuff and prepare for it in a recycle box. You will feel a lot better coming off that plane with the fresh food in your stomach. A good one I love to make is a spinach avocado quinoa salad, or chia pudding. Make sure they are sealed!
USE THE INTERNET
I am constantly on the search for good food places where we go. My whole family pretty much relises on me when we are away for the best places. Look up restaurants, cafes before you get there. There are so many reviews online these days, it’s hard to find a place that is absolutely horrible. Instagram is going wild these days, hashtag your areas you want to search, look up top 10 cafes in that area, ask a friend who has already been there.
ASK A LOCAL
When you get there ask the locals where they eat. Better yet, ask a chef! If you have just found a great restaurant then ask the waiter or chef where they like to eat. They will already be aware of your dietry requirements and will get an idea of what you are really after. They always know where the best places to eat are.
TRAVEL WITH ESSENTIALS
I love to travel with these essentials:
Quinoa, Nut butter, Chia seeds, coconut flakes, a mix of green cammu cammu and pro-biotics, salt, nuts and seeds, pre made love balls, granola. I like a little snack so all of those provide a little sweet or savoury with my added greens in the morning.
BUY THE HEAVY STUFF LATER
To buy when you get there, papaya, banana, coconut milk, veggies, anything that you really love. I don’t like to deprive myself when I’m away. If I feel like something scrumptious, Ill get it. A little bit of dark chocolate nevers goes astray. Take a little cooler bag that folds up or you can crush into you bag/even leave behind after your trip. Nothing to exy.
There is a lot more that can go on that list but you can buy the heavy stuff when you get there! I ended up needing breaky for about 5 of us and chia pudding was the best and easiest thing for everyone. We all needed our food before and early surf sesh before the comp. Its so easy and quick, you can do it the night before or on the day;
Very Basic Coconut chia Pudding
2 TBSP per person
A can of coconut milk (you can use just water)
½ cup of water
1 ½ tsp of cinnamon
pinch o salt (if you have it)
1 smashed banana (or honey or dates)
Add everything but the banana and keep mixing very now and then to completely combine and thicken, this might take about 10 min. Add the banana and mix thoroughly. Buy some fresh strawberries or rasperries for the top, slabe a lot of nut butter on there and sprinkle with cinnamon if you have it!
Note: There was 5 of us and I put more chia seeds in because it didn’t want to wait for it to completely set so the more you put in the thicker and quicker it will be.
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