Life lately has been a whirlwind of travel. Watching clouds spread out under airplane wings like an ocean of meringue. Counting cows as I whip down country roads. Taking note of decrepit diners in mountain towns, forlorn neon signs flashing. Sinking my feet into sandy beaches. Picking strange flowers from unkempt upgrowths around strange sidewalks. Loading the car. Unloading the car. Kicking accumulated trash out under my feet in the passenger seat: glass kombucha bottles, empty chip bags, plastic hummus containers. And as soon as we get home it feels like I’m packing up my bag again.
I’ve become a real pro at packing in a snap. I’ve got all of the basics plus entertainment and some creature comforts. And food. Always food.
One of my main traveling challenges is eating well. My particular diet makes most airport / gas-station / middle-of-nowhere eating options impossible. I don’t want to feel sick or off-balance when I’m in a new place. I want to eat well and live well no matter where I am. Packing good food for my trips —particularly for the in-transit parts — always ends up being crucial to my happiness.
These 5 vegan, soy free, and gluten free travel snacks are some of my favorite recipes from the past year on Will Frolic for Food. Not only are they delicious but they’re easy to make and they’re highly nutritious. A small serving of any one of these recipes packs a hunger-fighting punch.