FITT for Travel – What To Eat?

 Finding food to eat when you are traveling is sometimes a challenge. Airports are getting better – offering healthier food choices but it’s just easier to take a few things that you know will work. I’m sure you all have your favorites. Here are mine:

  • Miso soup packets
  • Instant oatmeal packets
  • PG Tips Black tea
  • Green tea
  • A traveling cup and a small plastic spoon * (for all of the above)
  • A package of raw Almonds
  • A small tea towel **
  • Larabar  ***
  • Roasted Chickpeas ****

*A traveling cup is great on the plane. Small cups are useless in turbulence. It’s also handy to have your own cup in the airport. It’s much easier to drink your hot soup or tea when the cup has a handle.

** The tea towel has doubled as a seat cover, hat, tablecloth and towel. It’s small and easy to pack. I’ve also met some really interesting people – offering my tea towel to a gent who didn’t have a hat in 40° weather allowed for a lovely invitation for drinks and a fascinating conversation on a seaside patio.

*** This tasty bar has no trans fats and is gluten, diary and soy free plus its kosher and has no sodium. The 230 calories are dense (food) rather than light (sugar) and will fill you up for two hours. What more could you ask from an energy bar.

**** Roasted chickpeas are a nice crunchy protein snack and they are also good for you.

And last but not least, I make sure to take a daily dose of vitamin D3 - no matter how much sun I get.