Simple, healthy snacks for traveling

Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” and this is especially true when it comes to having healthy snack options when you’re traveling!

I’ve done more than my share of traveling across the globe. What I’ve learned while traveling is that if I don’t bring healthy food along, sh*% happens. Can you relate? Someone gets “hangry”, flights are delayed, there’s traffic…you know how unpredictable traveling is! Everything feels worse if you are hungry and there’s nothing around to eat or all the options will make you feel like garbage. Who wants to start their vacation off like that?!
So today my friends, I’m going to share some tried and true travel snacks to support your energy, blood sugar, and peace of mind so that you enjoy your vacation even more.

Healthy Awesome Travel Snacks

  • Toasted coconut flakes with sea salt (dang is a great brand)
  • Plantain chips–I love the ones cooked in coconut oil like Terra.
  • Nuts and seeds (buy them in bulk at the grocery store and portion into baggies OR buy them in individual sized portions): Favorites are raw or lightly roasted nuts and seeds like almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds. Sea salt is great (skip the heavily salted ones that say “salt” versus “sea salt” in the ingredients).
  • Sea Snax nori sheets
  • Nut butter pouches (Unsweetened almond or peanut butter), coconut butter
  • Jerky  (Steve’s PaleoGoods, Epic, Krave, Nick’s, The New Primal, Brooklyn Biltong, Think Jerky–I recommend making sure any brand you buy be free of MSG, gluten and lots of sugar)
  • Bars–I’m not the biggest fan of bars, but when you’re traveling, they can be a lifesaver! Some legit brands are JERF Bars, PaleoValley Collagen Bars, Primal Kitchen Bars, Harvest or Epic Bars

  • Pork rinds (quality organic brands like Epic)
  • And though there are many more options, I’ll end with this great cracker recipe (I often will quadruple the recipe before taking an overseas trip…and they’re usually gone within the week!).

I’m sure you’ll love these travel snack ideas as much as me and many of my clients do. Got your own that you’d like to share? Please email me and I’ll happily add it to the list. 🙂
Fun and healthy travels!

In health,

Rebecca

The weeds of health vs. The seeds of health: Which are you watering?

As I’ve been spending more time in my garden lately, both planting flowers and pulling weeds, it came to me that this is such a great metaphor for health! With my own health journey as well as every client I’ve ever worked with, there’s a process of giving the body what it needs to be healthy, and removing the obstacles getting in its way. Today, let’s take a look at how you can use this metaphor for creating the body and health you want.

What are your weeds?

Being totally honest with yourself, what are 1-3 things that you do weekly or even daily that are standing in your way to looking and feeling the way you want?
Common examples are grabbing unhealthy food or drinks on the go, going to bed too late, not scheduling time for movement/exercise, and eating late at night.

What are your seeds?

Likewise, what are the things you could do daily or weekly that would allow your health to grow and bloom into something you love and are proud of?
Common examples are grocery shopping weekly and making sure to buy healthy foods that can be packed for lunch or snacks, putting self-care into your calendar (scheduling movement breaks or workouts, reminders to drink water), and sticking with a consistent bedtime.

There’s a great quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. that says, “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” So does your health!

As I’m always trying to empower you to chip away at the stressful pieces that hold you back from your best health, I encourage you to pick 1 weed to pull and pick 1 seed you’re going to replace it with this week.

I’d love to hear what you decide to shift so feel free to connect with me and share how you are taking a step toward creating the body and health you really want.

In health,
~Rebecca

Boost your energy with this easy lunch!

Do you struggle with putting meals together or figuring out what to eat? Do you skip meals because you’re too busy and distracted? Or do you eat meals that make your energy plummet and your brain feel like it’s half awake?

I hear these kinds of descriptions ALL the time and can certainly relate.
When you’re on the go from one project to the next, it can feel hard to stop and refuel and even harder to figure out what fuel to put in your tank.
Today I’m sharing one of my go-to quick lunches.

Shown in this picture is sliced cheese, turkey, mustard (all organic, and some salad greens (these happen to be from my garden, but any organic greens will do).
The sky is the limit with variations! You could do

  • A BLT (bacon lettuce and tomato, no bread)
  • Any organic sliced meat you desire
  • No cheese if dairy doesn’t agree with you or all cheese and no meat if you don’t eat meat
  • Egg salad
  • Tuna salad
  • Throw some fermented or pickled veggies on the side…you get the idea!

This is an easy and nutritious meal. The time you save putting it together, I recommend spending on chewing, taking some deep breaths, and being still (this is great for resetting your stress response AND boosting your ability to properly digest your meal so you can get energy to continue your day).

Have a great week!

~Rebecca