Since staying healthy and in good shape while on the road is one of my priorities, finding the right methods and products to travel with is imperative.
Last night, I prepped for about 7 weeks of travel. Below are a few small things I find necessary or very simple to pack that help me maintain good, healthy habits while I’m away.
• Vega Protein Powder
Depending on the duration of my travels, I either separate a specific amount into multiple Ziploc baggies or one big bag. I never take the whole container because it’s too bulky! For this trip, I packed one big baggie full and also a few smaller baggies for days that I’m only staying 1 night in a hotel and won’t be bringing in a full suitcase.
• Vega Sport Energizer
I could buy these packets of preworkout in a larger tub, but I like to buy them in these individual dose packets from Amazon. They only cost 10 cents more per serving, and it’s so convenient! I take the preworkout before doing a HIIT workout or Insanity on DVD.
• L-Glutamine Powder
For the protein powder that doesn’t have this supplement in it all ready, I always travel with some glutamine for workout recovery. Most of my powder already has it, but you can also drink it in water if you aren’t taking protein powder.
• Pumpkin Seeds
These can be brought in a large bag or in mini cups, like I prefer to pack them! The mini cups hold exactly 1 serving and are easy for me to grab on the go when I need a little protein.
• Shake Tumbler
I buy almond milk on the road and then add a scoop of my Vega protein. This is the best way to get a protein shake down without having to travel with a blender.
• Peanut Butter / Almond Butter
I always buy organic apples while on the road, and sometimes I like a little extra something with them. Justin’s sells organic peanut butter and almond butter that I really like, and these packets make it easy to squeeze it right out onto an apple slice. Speaking of apple slices…
• Apple Slicer/Corer
This little gadget is the best birthday gift my husband has ever given me! You can get one of these puppies at Bed Bath & Beyond for less than $10. And it is worth EVERY PENNY.
While I travel in a tour van for all of travels currently, all of the items above should also be flight-friendly. You may want to label all powders just in case (I write on the baggies when flying with protein powder) or buy a smaller container to leave it in if you’re super concerned it might not make it through security.
Tell me in the comments what your travel staples are!