If you’re like me, you probably like to eat as authentically as possible when you’re travelling another country. But sometimes we need something to keep us going during long train journeys across Europe, cruises over channels or when you have a big break between meals, because let’s face it, we don’t always want to stop what we’re doing just to eat.
I have a couple of snack hacks I use when I’m travelling around that make keeping healthy and eating well a lot easier to do.
1. Don’t rely on fast food and take away
If you’re in another country and you can’t stop and eat at a restaurant, pick up a sandwich from a convenience store. It’s much healthier and a more convenient way to eat on the go if you’re planning on doing a lot during the day.
2. Stock up on fruit when you can
Usually I take the free fruit that’s put out at breakfast buffets at the hotels. I’m not sure if that’s OK with the hotel staff but I try and hide it as best I can. I’ll usually take an apple and put it in my bag to have during the day. It’s an easy way to load up on your fresh fruit for the day.
3. Shop authentic snacks
Many countries have their own brand of snacks. When we were in Sweden we tried reindeer jerky, in Germany we had a pretzel and in Italy, well, we ate a lot. These are usually found in convenience stores, local bakeries or even vending machines at hotels. They’re a great way to experience the country you’re in on the go.
4. Snacking on flights
I’m not one to eat much on flights because I tend to lose my appetite being on a plane. When it comes to snacks on the plane, you’ll have some trouble getting foods through customs. But pre-packaged dried fruits and nuts are a great healthy snack to pack and take on the plane. They’ll keep you full for longer and they’re a much healthier option than chips. They’re also good for car rides, bus rides and long train rides when you’re travelling.
What do you like to snack on?