It can be difficult to remain on a healing, restorative diet when traveling. Thankfully, there are many options for convenient, portable snacks and foods that will not leave you with unwanted symptoms when away from home. With a stash of real food options, eating well while traveling can be simple, stress-free, and health-promoting.
When preparing for a family vacation recently, Dr. Ashley took this photograph of the snacks and packaged items that we took with us. We thought our Restorative family might be inspired by some of our portable, nourishing options that we've been loving.
SIETE FOODS- If you follow us on social media, you've probably seen us mention Siete Foods. Developed and produced by seven (siete) family members battling various health issues, including autoimmunity, these products are prepared with low-inflammation, grain-free, wholesome ingredients. Siete Foods offers multiple kinds of tortilla chips as well as tortillas. Being Mexican-American, this family knows how to execute authentic Mexican food very well.
SIMPLE MILLS- Simple Mills offers clean, Paleo-friendly baked goods such as crackers and cookies as well as various baking mixes for muffins, bread, cake, and pizza crust. All are prepared with whole food ingredients and are gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, GMO-free, and oftentimes dairy-free. The Simple Mills crackers are one of Dr. Kevin's favorite snacks :)
DESIGNS FOR HEALTH BARS- Designs for Health is one of our favorite professional supplement lines that produces multiple different kinds of nourishment bars. Many are paleo friendly, dairy-free, and grain-free. They are an ideal snack or even meal replacement when you're on the go or working out.
HU KITCHEN CHOCOLATE- One of our favorite chocolate bars ever! Comprised of dairy-free, GMO-free, gluten-free, soy-free, refined-sugar-free ingredients, HuKitchen chocolate bars are an ideal indulgence. The packaging of their chocolate bars says, "Its time to get back to the way humans ate before industry ruined food.” We couldn’t agree more. Our favorites are the salty dark chocolate and the cashew butter & vanilla bean chocolate bar.
EPIC PROVISIONS- No health-minded person should be without EPIC provisions while on the go. We talk about their awesome products often and even carry some of their bars at the clinic. We could not agrees with their statement more, "EPIC foods are the foundation for EPIC health". They exclusively source 100% grass-fed beef and venison as well as wild-caught salmon. Their goal is to improve the supply chain while providing transparency about our suppliers' practices whenever possible. We can get behind a company like this! EPIC offers many animal products such as meat bars, meat bites, jerky, bone broth, pork skins, trail mix, bacon bits, and rendered animal fats.
PRIMAL KITCHEN- Primal Kitchen creates great-tasting, health-enhancing, real-food pantry staples such as salad dressings, mayonnaise, and avocado oil that contain nothing processed or artificial, no added sugars, partially hydrogenated or trans fats, soybean or canola oils. No more artificial flavors, colors, dyes, waxes or chemical preservatives. Just real food ingredients.
BONE BROTH- There are many companies that produce quality, travel-friendly bone broth. Photographed here is Kettle & Fire because we've found that the carton packaging is easiest and safest to travel with. We also love EPIC and Bonafide Provisions bone broths. Now you'll never have to be without the healing powers of bone broth.
MONK FRUIT SWEETENER- Monk fruit or Lou Han Guo sweetener is a fantastic way to sweeten foods and beverages that is great-tasting, natural, non-gmo, and does not impact blood glucose levels. It is one of nature's healthiest sugar-free sweeteners. Lakanto offers convenient packets that are perfect to throw in your bag or purse.
Other notable mentions include The Real Coconut chips, Thrive Market Chocolate, Birch Benders paleo pancake and waffle mix, organic olives, seaweed snacks, and plantain chips.
Many of these items can be found at local grocery stores, however Thrive Market offers another step of convenience-shipping real-food items right to your door. To receive 25% off your first order, use this link!
We hope you will enjoy some of these health-promoting favorites as you travel this summer and beyond!