Healthy Holiday Travel Tips from Tara Curran

  • Tara Curran
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We have all been there. You have a regular yoga practice going and are mindful of your diet in preparation for an upcoming trip. After all, looking fabulous and feeling healthy are essentials you can’t simply toss into your suitcase.

However, once you’re on the road, traveling can be a total buzzkill to your beauty routine and best intentions. Finding healthy eats at an airport can be a struggle, and you can forget about finding any kind of nutrition on the plane. When you are traveling to warmer climates to live in a bikini or to spend time with family, the last thing you want to do is sabotage your strong, lean, glowing body with mountains of marshmallow, sugar-filled sweet potatoes. All that hard work, soiled, poof, gone.

Don’t worry, friends! I am here to share easy, carry-on tips and tidbits so you can stay glowing during your travel.

Here are my top choices for traveling:

Green Powder: My days usually start out with a green smoothie or green juice, and when traveling I usually have to sacrifice that routine. Luckily, most vitamin stores carry the secret to success: Green Powder. I like “Macro Greens” by Macrolife, or any powders by the brand “Aloha.” Simply add the pack of powder to your water on the flight to reap the benefits of health! A green powder pack is loaded with nutrients and is easy on the digestive system, so it’s one of the healthiest TSA approved snack options to have when flying. It’s also a great idea to bring a few travel packs with you to take throughout your trip!

Bananas: If you ever see me, ask me what’s in my purse. My answer will always include a banana. You won’t catch me anywhere without one! Bananas are excellent sources of potassium and provide a good pick-me-up when you need energy and start to feel sluggish.

Hummus and Peppers: If I could eat just one food for the rest of my life, it would probably be hummus. I love to scoop about one cup of hummus into a to-go container and chop up red and green bell peppers to dip in it. Bell peppers are great because they have zero grams of fat and hardly contain any calories. If you’re not a fan of peppers, try the brand “Mary's Gone Crackers.” They have tasty, nutritious crackers and pretzels that are just as easy to pack.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has changed my life. I use it in my coffee, on my hair, to remove makeup, as a moisturizer and so much more! I know it can get messy but my favorite brand Conscious Coconut packages it in a TSA friendly tube that does not leak. You can take a tablespoon of coconut oil while on the flight to help reduce hunger and better yet fight germs, as it is shown to fight bacteria and viruses. It is also a great moisturizer for your face and hands which can get very dry from the recycled air during a flight.

Vitamin C or Airborne: Taking Vitamin C has saved me from catching unwanted sickness when traveling. I like to take an extra dose before heading to the airport and another when on the plane. If I ever forget my Vitamin C, I pick up a pack of Airborne at the airport for its healthy dose of herbs and added health benefits.

The next time you travel, bring along your favorite healthy eats for staying on track and feeling your best!

Tara Curran is a Los Angeles-based holistic health coach, wellness curator, and speaker. With a BA in advertising and marketing communications, Tara also earned her certification in health and wellness and is registered with the Drugless Practitioners of America. She found her niche in one-on-one health coaching, speaking engagements between NYC and LA, and curating wellness programs/events for hotels such as The Surf Lodge and Morgans Group hotels.

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