12:40 PM Meal prepping is something which totally changed my life and I am so thankful for this method to plan my days right and feel less stress about food!

The only thing that I haven't worked out yet is maintaining this lifestyle! Due to always changing schedules and travels, I catch myself way too often cheating. Eating weird things and spending way too much money which really fucks up a lot. At least in my world.

The comfort zone I created has become essential to me and my soothing wellness routine — missing out is what my whole body feels and I would also say suffers from.

Traveling was always something I was looking forward to. Airport vibes and cool restaurants I could test... mad expensive, but come on, it's vacation time...
Now with my on and off meal prepping routine, I told myself that I will take extra care on my next vacay. I am actually not in the mood to spend 20€ at the airport, only to get a banana and a salad. I really like to invest in healthy things, but I'm not ready to start my travels broke, before the fun even started.

To cut a long story short: hey, let's create a sexy meal prep for the next airport situation.

I bet you are with me — thinking of the airplane food makes you feel sick and you actually want to feel healthy and balanced during your flight and or airport camping. My big horror during a long flight to NY: very moist and heavy noodles, drenched in cheese sauce and weird undefinable things on top...a chicken that tastes raw and unreal...and the bread — I can't even!
Writing this down, I'm already getting anxiety and I want us to worry about stuff like that less.

Because it's real. Travel anxiety. Every sequence of your travelling belongs to that and contributes either way to your balance and happiness or your stress.

The good thing is that your perfect travel meal prep doesn't need to be mine here. This is an idea and inspiration — it's working for me. You can try it and test it with your favorite meals and happy vibes.

Most of these ingredients were actually for free for me, because I already got them at home. In total you will see that bringing your own food to the airport is nothing bad and such a good investment. You feel powerful, nourished, balanced, and happy. You can still take the cake or ice cream they serve on the plane, and you will still feel good. Just think about jetlag... there won't be any. No silly bloating and stomach pain — only good vibes.


So what's on the menu?

BREAKFAST: an apple and cereal bar 

SNACK: dried apricots and some crackers 

MORE SNACKING: seaweed and a hot chocolate 

DINNER: sushi 



What do we have to shop?  

fruit: I went with an apple (0,59€) 
cereal bar (my favorites are Clif bars - 1,99€)
dried apricots (1,99€) 
crackers: I went with brezel sticks (0,89€)
dried seaweed (The ones I use come in a bag of 3 - 3,99€)
hot chocolate: Four Sigmatic mushroom hot cocoa (you can get them as singles or in a box - 2.29$)
sushi rice (1kg 2,19€)
bell pepper (I bought a bag of 3 - 0,99€)
nori (seaweed) sheets (I bought a jumbo pack of 50 (because I eat a lot of sushi) - 9,99€)
rice vinegar (500ml - 1,49€)

So I spent: €14,67 ✨

Okaaaay. 
This might not make your jaw drop, but this menu is a perfect example of getting all the nutrients and vitamins you need during traveling. 

Let's continue.

To me it's important to work on all of my cravings during traveling and feeling like I am treating my body without feeling bad. - yes, that's possible. 

As I mentioned in the beginning, I love getting fancy things at the airport, because duh, it's vacation. But how much better is the feeling to fix your cravings by getting things which really benefit you and make your body shine from the inside out? 

To not make this meal as crazy and extravagant, I decided to interpret my dinner routine for on the go. That's why I want some fruit and a cereal bar for breakfast: lots of fiber, fruit, and plenty of energy for a hectic morning! With Clif bars I don't even feel like I am having a healthy bar... I feel like I am eating a very thick slice of cake - my brain is happy, haha. 
Snacking is something I love to do at home, but also on the go: things like crackers, dried fruits, or even healthy cookies, are something I always love to have around! My favorite snack will forever we seaweed though! That's why I chose to go with sushi as my dinner! It's so easy to make, you can always switch the inside up and go very seasonal, and with the rice you'll get your fiber game on and the seaweed brings a lot of nutrients along! 
Since I am always in the mood to go to Starbucks or somewhere else to get a coffee or a hot drink, I am now taking my hot chocolate sachets with me, so I can get my fancy craving anytime and any place I want! The best thing is that I got my reusable Klean Kanteen bottle with me, so I can enjoy all kinds of drinks anywhere without producing waste and extra trash! Bye bye plastic! 

Okay, enough talking...can you explain how to make an easy and sexy sushi (maki)? 
Of course! 

EASY PEASY MAKI SUSHI 

YOU NEED 1 Cup sushi rice + 1/4 Cup rice vinegar + 2 tablespoons sugar + 1 teaspoon salt + bell pepper + 2-3 sheets nori (seaweed) 

1. Follow the cooking steps of your sushi rice on the sushi rice package. I cook my rice in my rice cooker where I have a menu for a perfectly cooked rice that takes 10 minutes. Make sure it's not too soft!!!
2. Once the rice is cooked, let it cool down! Mix the vinegar with the sugar and salt and add it to the cooling rice! Stir well and make sure all the rice is coated with this beautiful "glaze". 
3. Take out a sushi mat and place a sheet of nori on it. Cut the bell pepper into stripes and prepare your setting fully. 
4. On top of the nori sheet, place half of the rice and spread it evenly. Add the bell pepper and now slowly roll the sheet with slight pressure upwards. 
5. Once you rolled it up, put some pressure on it again to make it tight and place it on a plate. Do this procedure one more time!
6. After your sushi rolls are done, cool them fully and later cut bite size pieces. 
7. Store them in a stasher bag or reusable box that you can use again during your vacation! 


*I made sure to take things with me I can easily carry in my stasher bags or boxes which don't weight a lot! It's always good to have bags like stasher bags with you, because you will always need a handy travel companion to store nuts, fruits, or other treats. You won't even notice them in your bags, I promise! 


I am in love with the idea to meal prep for vacation time and I am sure I will share more ideas with you, because once you've started...you want to try more! Good news - there is more you can try! Test it and give yourself time to see what fits best with your schedules, moods, and taste! 

Treat yourself and worry less.
We want to enjoy our vacation!
What do you like to eat during your hectic travels? 

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