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Top 5 healthy foods to eat while travelling

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We all love to travel. Traveling means exploring new destinations, creating lasting memories, and also to indulge in unique experiences. However, when you are on the move, finding the right healthy food to eat can be a challenge. Thus, most of us tend to eat junk items or grab an unhealthy snack that may fulfill our hunger momentarily but can lead to weight gain or health issues in the long run.

However, what if I told you that with some careful planning, you can fuel your travel adventures with some wholesome and delicious food options?

Well, in this blog we have listed the top 5 healthy food items that you can eat while traveling. So, without any further ado, let’s get packing!

5 healthy food options while travelling

Traveling doesn’t mean you have to succumb to oily, junk food or greasy snacks that may jeopardize your weight loss or health goals. There are plenty of healthy food options awaiting you at every stop that you just tend to overlook.

So, hold on to your satchels, fellow travelers, as we introduce you to the top 5 healthy food options you can eat while on the go.

Fresh fruits

When it comes to convenient and healthy snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables top the list. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, these colorful options provide a refreshing burst of energy without the need for any type of elaborate preparation. And unless you are traveling to a desert, you will find fruit stalls everywhere. However, remember to thoroughly wash any fruit before you have it.

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Apples, bananas, berries, oranges, and guavas are excellent choices that require little to no refrigeration and can withstand the rigors of travel. Moreover, if you want you can also pack some fresh fruits with you in an insulated bag. Packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, fruits are a surefire way to fuel your hunger pangs and keep you healthy on the go.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are compact powerhouses of nutrition, making them an ideal travel companion. Almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds are rich in essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. Moreover, these food options won’t go stale and will last you for many days.

However, you should be mindful of the sizes you eat, as nuts and seeds are calorie-dense, and having a small handful of them can keep you satiated throughout your journey. You can also make your own healthy trail mix by adding flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, and cashew nuts and carrying them in an airtight pouch.

Whole grains

Choosing whole grains over refined carbohydrates is a smart move that can give you sustained energy and is also good for your overall health. Whole grain options like oatmeal cups, whole grain crackers, or quinoa salads are easy to pack and consume while traveling. They provide a steady release of energy and are rich in fiber, keeping you satisfied for longer periods.

You can find most whole grain products in a single-serve portion which makes for a hassle-free food option while traveling. Many Indian brands sell a single serving of oats or poha, and you just need to add hot water to it to get it ready for consumption. 

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Oh, and you can also carry brown rice cakes with you and have them with some peanut butter for a delicious and wholesome snack.

Chana chaat

Chana chaat is a popular and nutritious street food in India, making it a perfect on-the-go snack. Chickpeas, or chana, are rich in protein and fiber, providing a satisfying and energy-boosting option. 

To prepare a simple chana chaat, toss boiled chickpeas with chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and coriander. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, sprinkle some chaat masala, and garnish with a dash of cumin powder for extra flavor. This delightful and spicy chickpea salad is not only delicious but also a great source of plant-based protein, which makes it an ideal travel companion.

If you are looking for chana chaat on the streets, make sure you choose a hygienic place to ensure you are indeed having a healthy meal.

Banana chips

Another famous traditional snack in India is banana chips, and this snack can offer you a delightful combination of crispiness and natural sweetness. Made from thinly sliced raw bananas that are deep-fried or baked, these chips are not only a flavorful treat but also a healthier alternative to many processed snacks. Rich in potassium, fiber, and various vitamins, banana chips can be a satisfying and energizing snack during your travels.

If you are buying banana chips from a store, make sure it doesn’t contain palm oil or contain minimal vegetable oil and seasoning. Moreover, banana chips are a non-perishable snack and are perfect for travel, as they can withstand various weather conditions without compromising on their quality.

Final thoughts

See, eating healthy on the go isn’t too difficult right? With some planning and preparation, you can maintain a healthy diet while traveling which will also make for an energized and positive travel experience.

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So, pack wisely, stay away from junk food, and savor the flavors of nutritious foods. And let your travels be a celebration of both exploration and well-being.

Dt. Silky Mahajan

Dt. Silky Mahajan

A firm believer of investment in health, Silky Mahajan has been shaping the lives of young and old by sharing her secrets of healthy living for more than 15 years now. Her mantra for healthy living is Eating Right, rather than following a Strict Diet, for she doesn’t believe in restrictive diets.View Author posts

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