Food for the Plane

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Feel good on and when you get off the plane with these home made goodies and tips.

Staying healthy whilst travelling is hard... well kind of... okay nah, it really isn't that hard. If you are committed to staying healthy, then I believe you will go that extra effort to practice healthy habits. So this is what I do for my surfing adventures and travels around the globe

CHIA PUDDING
make it a dry mix and buy a coconut water on the other side of customs!

STEP 1. 

  • 2 tbsp chia, a pinch of salt, cinnamon, cacao powder, maybe mesquite and maca too! Put it in a mid-size jar, give it a shake and it's ready to go. I also take a banana which is easy to carry (or favourite fruit, I put in some dried dates sometimes too) and a good source of energy to keep you content.

STEP 2. 

  • Buy a coconut water on the other side of customs, or go to a coffee shop and pay 50cents for a side of coconut milk! Mix and let it sit for 20 min, or eat it when you get on the plane. Works every time. 

Note

Chia Dry
  • Sometimes if you make it solid enough, you can get away with it. But you should be careful with this, I have had some been taken off me and some that haven’t. Make it so its more of a solid chia pudding than a liquid mushy one.
  • I often use coconut water, banana, some almond butter and probiotic coconut yoghurt (I put a small amount (under 100ml) of nut butter and yoghurt in a small container, the taste is so worth the effort!)…keep it simple and plain. Know what will make YOU feel good. Here is a rundown of my 10 minute chia recipes.

GRANOLA
I make my own all the time, so I decided to make it easier for me and make it in bulk! This is my own recipe designed granola that I love! But, don't be deterred, it's easy to make your own, view my recipe here or buy it online here. Good little snack if you ask me!


Dehydrated Broth
I used this all the time! Uni, work, training, travel, planes. Its full of nutrients, easy for travel, all you have to do is 2 tbsp of this baby with some sea salt and pepper in a little mix. I pack in usually in the jar as you can see below. It's already pre-mixed with broth, cumin, sea salt and pepper. I take my own salt and pepper mix every where in that little plastic container in the picture below. 

You can purchase these by clicking on the image below if you like!

TEA

It's just so much nicer drinking tea. Ginger, peppermint, chilli cocao and mint are my favourites. 
 

Pesto Roasted Veggies

So easy, super clean and simple enough to bake them the night before you leave. Let cool before you put them in a container.
- My veggies usually involve broccoli, red capsicum, zucchini, sweet potato, beet, garlic (make sure its completely cooked, no one wants to smell raw garlic on the plane)
- Twig of rosemary leaves, salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil


METHOD
- Oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Large oven tray lined with baking paper
Roughly chop the veggies into 2cm (ish) cubes
mix root vegetables in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper, rosemary leaves (cumin is you are a fan).
Mix rest of the veggies in separate bowls with olive oil, salt and pepper, rosemary leaves (cumin is you are a fan).
Cook the root veggies first (sweet potato and beetroot) for 25 min.
Chuck in the rest of the veggies and cook for another 20 min. Check for tender root vegetables to see if they are ready. If not, bake until done and soft.

Deliciously Ella also has an awesome recipe here.

 

TREAT YOUR SELF

I encourage a yummy treat. Make it good quality, make it something you KNOW you will not bloat off, or feel crappy off! My go to is actually Pana chocolate. They are a perfect little size, not too much if you don't have any self control, and they are absolutely delicious! Tastes even better with my peppermint tea, in my frankgreen cup and and the choccy on the side - nom nom. My favourite is goji coconut, whats yours?!

Tarnea O'Meara