Healthy Travel snack ideas for upcoming holiday period

With my holiday rapidly approaching, I am thinking about travel snacks and healthy options. I’ve expressed some anxiety about my diet and routine suffering, and there are definitely some VERY unhealthy options in terms of travel food – whether it be airports, or on the road. It’s easy to not even try being health, but with the holiday season approaching I thought I would write about some healthy options.

 

Obviously – fruit. You can pre-cut it if that’s easier, but what better packaged option then a piece of fruit?

Yoghurt – A small portion sized container filled with some full fat greek yoghurt portioned out has an added bonus of probiotics which can help if you get uneasy in your stomach while travelling. I would get the small serves from a supermarket, but trying to find one that ISN’T REDUCED fat, and naturally flavoured is practically impossible. Plus, some of the sizes are more then 1 serve, so I bought these little stay fit containers, you freeze the lids to keep it cool, and you’re set.

 

Nuts – a small serve of nuts or trail mix is so handy to have, again you need to be aware of portion sizing, but they’ll help keep hunger and cravings at bay until you can get a proper meal.

Homemade muesli bars – I am making some with oranges and a little chocolate drizzled, yummm. There are some good natural bars you can get if you don’t feel like making them, I just don’t want something with too many additives.

I did consider some beetroot chips, organic and blah blah, but the sodium was ridics in them.

 

Because I am road tripping, I’ll also pack some crackers, like Vita-weats, or Ryvitas, with some avocado, or tuna that I can put together on the go for a bit more of a meal-y snack.

 

 

 

Alcohol and exercise… no go!

I drank last nig ht, not a lot as it’s been ages since I last had any booze, but I had about 6 drinks (to me that’s not a lot – but I am Polish, hahaha). I also smoked – terrible, but I can be a bad, bad person when drinking. Much worse then I was last night which was the tamest, but since I’ve been on my health kick also the most rotten. I did no exercise and and ate, but it was bbq – shaslicks, steak and salad so far from tragic. And a prawn cocktail for lunch, I know the sauce on it isn’t great.

I’ve got a visitor here, so am going to ‘rest’ the food diary for a week, and try to be mindful of what I eat. Wish me luck! I’m scared, as it’s been my saviour/obsession. I had reached a mini-goal on Saturday morning before this all went down, and I don’t want to be hating it come next Saturday. Eye on the prize baby, I only got one mini-goal to go before I reach my goal. I will post progess pics …. as soon as I get the courage to.

Baked Pumpkin Ginger Oatmeal

If you LOVE ginger like I do, check this out. Another recipe from Oxygen Mag. Yummmmmmmo! And cinnamon. Spices are meant to do all sorts of great things for your health, with these two being amongst the bes! Ginger is said to stimulate the heart and assists in circulation & lowers blood pressure as well as Ginger has been also found to contain satiating properties, and has been found to help boost metabolism by approximately 20%! Cinnamon is said to help with muscle and joint pains, as well as regulating blood sugar levels – helping with weightloss as well.

Food Conversion charts

Food Conversion Chart

CUPS to MILILITERS (cup to ml)
1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons = 240 ml
3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons = 36 teaspoons = 180 ml
2/3 cup = 11 tablespoons = 32 teaspoons = 160 ml
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons = 24 teaspoons = 120 ml
1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons = 16 teaspoons = 80 ml
1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons = 12 teaspoons = 60 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
CUPS to FLUID OUNCES (cup to fl. oz)
1 cup = 8 fl oz
3/4 cup = 6 fl oz
2/3 cup = 5 fl oz
1/2 cup = 4 fl oz
1/3 cup = 3 fl oz
1/4 cup = 2 fl oz
1 tablespoon = 0.5 fl oz
1 fl oz = 2 tablespoons = 6 teaspoons
FAHRENHEIT to CELCIUS (F to C)
500 F = 260 C
475 F = 245 C
450 F = 235 C
425 F = 220 C
400 F = 205 C
375 F = 190 C
350 F = 180 C
325 F = 160 C
300 F = 150 C
275 F = 135 C
250 F = 120 C
225 F = 107 C
FLOUR (CUP to GRAMS)
1 cup flour = 140 grams
3/4 cup flour = 105 grams
2/3 cup flour = 95 grams
1/2 cup flour = 70 grams
1/3 cup flour = 50 grams
1/4 cup flour = 35 grams
1 tablespoon flour = 10 grams
* Weights may change according to method used. Above are according to ‘dip and sweep’ method.
BUTTER (CUP to STICKS to OUNCES to GRAMS)
1 cup butter = 2 sticks = 8 ounces = 230 grams
GRANULATED SUGAR (CUP to GRAMS)
1 cup sugar = 200 grams
3/4 cup sugar = 150 grams
2/3 cup sugar = 135 grams
1/2 cup sugar = 100 grams
1/3 cup sugar = 70 grams
1/4 cup sugar = 50 grams
1 tablespoon sugar = 15 grams
BROWN SUGAR (CUP to GRAMS)
1 cup sugar = 220 grams
3/4 cup sugar = 165 grams
2/3 cup sugar = 145 grams
1/2 cup sugar = 110 grams
1/3 cup sugar = 75 grams
1/4 cup sugar = 55 grams
1 tablespoon sugar = 15 grams
COCOA (CUP to GRAMS)
1 cup cocoa = 105 grams
3/4 cup cocoa = 80 grams
2/3 cup cocoa = 70 grams
1/2 cup cocoa = 55 grams
1/3 cup cocoa = 35 grams
1/4 cup cocoa = 25 grams
1 tablespoon cocoa = 7 grams
* Weights may change according to method used. Above are according to ’spoon and level’ method.
CORNSTARCH (CUP to GRAMS)
1 cup cornstarch = 125 grams
3/4 cup cornstarch = 95 grams
2/3 cup cornstarch = 85 grams
1/2 cup cornstarch = 65 grams
1/3 cup cornstarch = 40 grams
1/4 cup cornstarch = 30 grams
1 tablespoon cornstarch = 8 grams
* Weights may change according to method used. Above are according to ’spoon and level’ method.
POWDERED SUGAR (CUP to GRAMS)
1 cup powdered sugar = 160 grams
3/4 cup powdered sugar = 120 grams
2/3 cup powdered sugar = 105 grams
1/2 cup powdered sugar = 80 grams
1/3 cup powdered sugar = 55 grams
1/4 cup powdered sugar = 40 grams
1 tablespoon powdered sugar = 10 grams
* Weights may change according to method used. Above are according to ’spoon and level’ method.
EGG
1 egg (without shell) = 50 grams
1 egg yolk = 20 grams
1 egg white = 30 grams
POUNDS to GRAMS
1/4 pound = 112 grams
1/2 pound = 225 grams
3/4 pound = 340 grams
1 pound = 450 grams
1,25 pound = 560 grams
1,5 pound = 675 grams
2 pound = 900 grams
2,25 pound = 1 kilogram
3 pound = 1,35 kilograms
4,5 pound = 2 kilograms
OUNCES to GRAMS
1 oz = 28 grams
2 oz = 56 grams
3,5 oz = 100 grams
4 oz = 112 grams
5 oz = 140 grams
6 oz = 168 grams
8 oz = 225 grams
9 oz = 250 grams
10 oz = 280 grams
12 oz = 340 grams
16 oz = 450 grams
18 oz = 500 grams
20 oz = 560 grams
24 oz = 675 grams
27 oz = 750 grams
36 oz = 1 kilogram
54 oz = 1,5 kilograms
72 oz = 2 kilograms