What’s In My Snack Bag When I Travel?

Pre-pandemic, I spent about 3-4 weeks a year, out of the country, traveling the world with my family.  Being a dietary vegan who is also allergic to nuts, poses its own challenges at home and when traveling abroad, it can be tough to maintain a balanced diet.

While the best snacks are always fresh fruit and/or veggies, sometimes, that’s not available. That’s why I gather various non-perishable snacks and supplements to make sure I fuel my body with proper nutrition. 

A few of the items that are always in my suitcase. 

  • Nut-Free Granola
  • Dried Lentils 
  • Seaweed Crisps
  • Sunflower Seed Butter
  • Vegan, Nut-Free Protein Bar
  • Greens Blend (Barley Grass, Wheat Grass & Chlorella)
  • Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Chinese Herbs (balances my hormones/cycle)
  • Dried Coconut (no added sugar)
  • Popped Water Lily Seeds

There are also a few supplements (not shown in photo) that I take daily:

  • Turmeric for inflammation
  • Vitamin D for bone strength (I happen to be deficient, so a supplement is crucial)
  • Omega 3s for heart, brain and immune health (most people get these healthy fats from fish, but since I’m vegan, I get these fatty acids from sea algae)

A note about travel: I got the bug to travel abroad when I was a kid and went on mother-daughter trips to Hong Kong and Paris. Other countries and cultures intrigued me back then and now, the wanderlust of travel continues and has intensified to say the least. There’s something about globetrotting that speaks to my soul ✈️🌎

Last year, I canceled trips to Bhutan, London, Paris and Africa. This year — once it’s safe to travel — I can’t wait to hop on a plane and immerse myself in far off places around the world.

Who else misses travel? Where do you plan to go when everything settles down?

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