food for travel

I am going to be honest with you guys. Cooking is not my thing. It has very little appeal-well with the exception of breakfast foods…I am actually pretty good at that. Derek makes most of our dinners if you are worried that we are starving over here, well we might be a little bit…

Now that you know that I am lazy in the food department. I have been racking my brain for some healthy, easy to buy and assemble snacks to have on hand for traveling. So far I have these tasty Fruit+Almond bars from Patagonia. I honestly love this company because they are all about forward thinking farmers that use growing methods to regenerate and restore resources. Aside from that, the only other thing I have are these totally awesome collapsible travel containers to fill up with nuts! We are looking for creative ideas and items that you have traveled with to aid us on this adventure.

Through travel we will see how different societies eat, helping us to also embrace the way they think. Food brings people together. It’s a social activity. It connects to memories, like comfort food. My comfort food is goat cheese on a fresh baguette. Yeah, I have some French blood in me. I am wondering where you live and what your typical cuisine or snacks are? I would love your input!

Through this I want to stay connected to people. I want new conversations about our world. Cultural conversations. Nurture and grow us so we can then extend that to the broader world. But I want to start simple; do more with less. Because  the likelihood of me going gourmet is pretty low!


Five Take Flight Faves

  • Julie Funney
    Posted at 00:33h, 24 February Reply

    When my boys were little I took pots of fruit and veg to snack on
    Cherry tomatoes
    Segmented oranges
    Slices of apple or pear
    Also little bread sticks and cream cheese to dip them in
    Baby bel cheese

    Hope this helps

  • Laurie Szentirmai
    Posted at 01:29h, 24 February Reply

    Cheese and crackers. Cracker barrell makes these great individually packaged cheese pieces that are great for on the go. With a few crackers and instant snack. My other go to is protein bars and you can even make homemade ones. Fruit leather is great too.

  • Shan W
    Posted at 01:48h, 24 February Reply

    Sliced apples with peanut butter to dip
    Peanut butter or cheese stuffed celery
    Crackers, pickles, and cheese
    Cheese melted onto bread (toast) and cut in strips for littles
    Fruit with individual yogurt to dip

  • Sarah Jean M.
    Posted at 02:31h, 24 February Reply

    I tend to do nuts a lot too, but I recently started working at an elementary school and we can’t have tree nuts or peanuts at all! (Not even “may contain nuts”!!!)
    I have been doing lots of sliced veggies, frozen grapes, freeze-dried fruit, a baggie of dry breakfast cereal, and goldfish crackers.

    While babysitting I made these really easy homemade honey-granola bars (with chocolate and mini marshmallows!) with some kids I babysit and it was fun AND they were so tasty!

    Just last week, I realized I was really bored with my food and started looking for alternatives, and I found this list:

  • Rie Tyler
    Posted at 03:19h, 24 February Reply

    Please be careful when acctually on the flight with your nuts for snacks…my son has a severe nut allergy and to have a reaction on a flight could be fatal even with his epi pens.

  • Renee
    Posted at 03:31h, 24 February Reply

    Hi, I am from Montreal, Quebec and my favorite snacks for Hocking or just the day are green apples, nuts and dried fruits. That with a good and natural peanut butter ( to dip in the green apples) is the perfect snacks. Full of energy and low in sugar, it’s awesome!!

  • Julie Gelmich
    Posted at 03:45h, 24 February Reply

    Trail mix, which can be whatever you make it, travels great and is (usually) packed full of nutrients. Pack it full of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, maybe a little chocolate for a bit of sweetness, you have a great healthy snack. You can make it yourself or there are plenty of ready made options available.

  • Jason Martinez
    Posted at 04:26h, 24 February Reply

    Though I am Mexican and European, I was raised 100% American so the culture I will use is the culture of the NW- the lovely Portland, Oregon. Many people here are crazy for various types of hummus and veggies/breads (my favorite is yellow and orange peppers!). One of my favorite places to visit in Portland is called the Pied Cow. They serve some amazing snack platters that are perfect for those who want a light snack and enough to share with a group. Some of those snacks include melted Brie with hazelnuts served with crackers and apples. I once had an apple, mustard and Brie sandwich at Trader Joe’s and it was amazing. Another favorite is homemade popcorn with peanut oil and some nutritional yeast and sea salt sprinkled on. Pop a huge tub and save for weeks! Hope this sounds yummy.

  • Kathleen HERRGOTT
    Posted at 08:12h, 24 February Reply

    Haha “goat cheese on a fresh baguette”, you exactly named MY best comfort food. But might be because I am French for real 🙂
    You’ll love French food. When you’ll hit Paris, I guess you’ll feel in a total comfort food zone and French are simply the best 😉

  • Valesca Athayde Paradela
    Posted at 10:45h, 24 February Reply

    I Cook Very Well all Kind of food. The only thing I really mind is to eat a fruit a day.

  • Vanessa Soles
    Posted at 14:05h, 25 February Reply

    Freeze dried fruit will become your best friend! Pineapple is my favorite! give it a try! 🙂

  • Joy w
    Posted at 03:36h, 15 March Reply

    oatmeal packets so no matter what time of day we landed in whatever country I could fill my children’s tummies and they would sleep!!

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 14:40h, 28 April Reply

      This is perfect and easy to pack! Honestly I get more cranky than my children do when hungry so my husband thanks you for this!

  • Michelle
    Posted at 07:33h, 19 March Reply

    Boiled eggs, cut up fruit, sandwich pinwheels like turkey and cheese or pbj, celery with peanut butter or crackers with peanut butter

  • Michelle N
    Posted at 07:36h, 19 March Reply

    Boiled eggs, cut up fruit, sandwich pinwheels like turkey and cheese or pbj, celery with peanut butter or crackers with peanut butter. Dried mangos, popcorn, babybel cheese. Hummus with celery and carrots, mini sweet bell peppers. Look at those Starbucks snack trays and you can copy them.

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 14:38h, 28 April Reply

      I took a look at those snack trays and those are genius! Thanks for the help!

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