When you opt to travel on a vegan diet, it is essential to know what you can and cannot eat on the road. Despite stricter restrictions, you might find a nifty loophole.
While vegan recipes call for quinoa, avocados, tofu, and oats, there are easier travel-friendly alternatives. These would be:
- Fruits: Apples, bananas, oranges, pears, and grapes.
- Raw yet edible Veggies: Celery sticks, carrots, beets, parsnips, and corn.
- Dry snacks: Dried fruits, granola oats bars, trail mix, baked ragi chips, and nuts.
All in all, these are easy-to-carry require little to no cooking and have longer-shelf life over baked or cooked meals. So how can these vegan food components come in handy during travels? Let us find out:
The best part about carrying fruits is that you do not need to prep this meal. All they would need are zip-lock bags. For 2-3 days of traveling fresh fruits can be optimal especially during winter. They tend to remain fresh and can fill the stomach in no time. Apples are great to help with nausea, while berries are rich in anti-oxidants. You can also opt to carry dried berries, cherries, raisins, and other simple fruits to have with other packed vegan ingredients.
Raw veggies in the form of salads, wraps, and snacks (such as celery sticks with nut butter.) You can carry these in zip lock bags, diced, or as whole vegetables. Veggies are an effective source of fiber and can help in keeping your energy on the roads.
Celery, for example, is known to balance and lower high blood sugar levels and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Similarly, carrots can help lower cholesterol levels and are an optimum source of energy. And if you add some corn to the mix, it can help improve your digestion on the run.
Dry fruits are rich in fiber and can help build your stamina for the travels. They are also easy to carry around while you travel. You can also use it to create granola oats, fruit, and nut bars for the road. These are fiber-rich tidbits that you might need to curb your excessive hunger.
Additionally, if you are a fan of millet (ragi), you can bake some ragi chips for the road for whenever hunger pangs call. Fox nuts are also nifty snacks for the road. Add in some spice mixes to the Makhna (fox nuts) to have yourself some tasty bites on the way.
These are some of the quick and easy stress-free recipes you can carry for travel on a vegan diet. You can check for quick vegan recipes that you can pack and travel here. You can also check our tips for traveling as a vegan here.