Healthy travel food
My dearest friend is getting married this weekend in Normandy. I’m really looking forward to being there and spending this beautiful day with our friends, dancing, chatting and enjoying lots of good food! However, I think I prepare for a trip like this in a slightly different way than most partygoers. While most people might bring along a tent and a backpack with clothes and make-up in it, I, being a real foodie, come prepared for anything… When you’re at a wedding you don’t want to say no to all the fantastic, fatty, sweet food and delicious drinks. Of course you don’t! That’s why it makes me feel better when I know I’ll be indulging to take along some healthy goodies of my own. My secret stash of healthy food will definitely help me get over a potential hangover, for example. So…what should you pack in your suitcase? Lemons. For those of you who don’t know this yet, half a lemon in lukewarm water every morning works miracles on your body! It’s a fantastic (and sour) drink that helps kick start your digestive system. And it’s so easy to make that it’s even an option if you’re at a campsite. Cut a lemon in two, squeeze half the lemon into a glass and add warm water. Done! Mixed, unsalted nuts. A healthy savory snack, for when I’m feeling peckish and want to indulge. Fish oil supplements, magnesium and Vitamin C. I take these supplements almost every day. Fish oil contains omega 3 fatty acids that help ensure that your skin stays nice and smooth and tight, even during your trip. Magnesium is good for your bones and muscles and also counters stress, helping to keep you calm. This is definitely welcome if you’re a workaholic and have to be off the radar for a few days. Vitamin C is good for your immune system, which will help you handle (and recover from) a party. Greens+ or Alka Greens. Just add a teaspoon to your juice or water and then at least you’ll know you’ve had most of your dose of vegetables and fruit for the day! You can buy these items at any health food store. In addition to these items, I always have a bottle of water, a few healthy bars and some teabags in my carry on.