{travel} how to eat nourishing on long flights

by Tania Zimmer in , , ,


one thing that many struggle with is how to eat nourishing while on the go, road trips, etc.

air travel and going internationally always seems more overwhelming for most. actually, internationally it is very easy to eat paleo and real food (i guess this depends on your restaurant and location choices) but i've always found it doable.

focusing here for long plane rides, i pack ALOT of snacks and foods that have served me and my kids well. here are just some tips:

*photos are taken with iPhone, so not the best resolution at times*

1. protein is your best friend. i pack a variety of room temp stable proteins. my favorites have been coconut butter (my oldest calls this white chocolate) varieties (i have a blog post on that here),

good examples are canned olive oil sardines, grilled salmon, anchovies, grass fed beef jerky, epic bars, "jello" gelatin squares, boiled eggs, burgers, and chicken wings. ( I prep the burgers and chicken night before and have it packed and ready to go) 

nick's sticks, anchovies fried in avocado oil are perfect proteins for plane ride snacks

nick's sticks, anchovies fried in avocado oil are perfect proteins for plane ride snacks

i made apple spiced (cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg + clove) gelatin squares with grass fed gelatin. 

i made apple spiced (cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg + clove) gelatin squares with grass fed gelatin. 

i have these recipes on another blog post. for this trip, i used what i had, made the coconut butter with raspberries and lime zest and poured into our silicone molds. for me, i made cashew butter/ cacao/ coconut butter with sea salt and cracked black pepper on the top - this is probably my favorite chocolate treat EVER

i have these recipes on another blog post. for this trip, i used what i had, made the coconut butter with raspberries and lime zest and poured into our silicone molds. for me, i made cashew butter/ cacao/ coconut butter with sea salt and cracked black pepper on the top - this is probably my favorite chocolate treat EVER

2. fruit snacks work on the go. 

i usually stay away from dried fruit or pureed fruit snacks and bars - just because it's dates and fruit, the sugar content on these things can be a whopping 24g per serving (!) so it does wire some kids up. since its a long flight and they deserve a treat, and options are small i pack what i can. 

i choose larabars with the least ingredients, and these kit's fruit + nut bars

i choose larabars with the least ingredients, and these kit's fruit + nut bars

i like this brand of fruit pouches, because they add herbs that make it less bland. the mint, basil, ginger, lavender and sage makes it taste yummy, not to mention the added sweet potato and pumpkin which makes it filling instead of just pureed fruit that doesn't fill the belly much. 

i like this brand of fruit pouches, because they add herbs that make it less bland. the mint, basil, ginger, lavender and sage makes it taste yummy, not to mention the added sweet potato and pumpkin which makes it filling instead of just pureed fruit that doesn't fill the belly much. 

these are great fruit leather alternatives, with only 2g of fruit sugars per serving, and a combination of fruit that is appetizing too!

these are great fruit leather alternatives, with only 2g of fruit sugars per serving, and a combination of fruit that is appetizing too!

since we don't eat any of the meals on the plane, these sustain us, most of the flights i go on are around 20+ hours so i'm sure these suggestions are more than enough to sustain even short cross country flights.  

my kids love these plantain chips, i usually always have these around as i order through amazon. 

my kids love these plantain chips, i usually always have these around as i order through amazon. 

these work amazing on the plane. 

these work amazing on the plane. 

would love to hear how you find ways to nourish yourselves and your kids on the go.

 

warmth,

tania xoxo

 

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