5 “must haves” to bring in your carry-on when traveling

“Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” ~Charlie Batch

Hi Beautiful Gals!

The chaos of an airport is a crazy thing for a simple gal like myself.

People on a mad dash to make their flights. Panicked travelers hovering over outlets so their electronics don’t power off. When I travel I always feel like I’ve morphed into a whole new world.

I had all 3 kids in tow with me for a trip to Florida, so I had no choice but to make sure I was supremely organized. We were headed to Summit for my daughters Cheerleading Competition in Disney World (Summit is like the Superbowl for cheerleading 🙂

I used to get all panicky about eating on the go. Wondering if I could continue to eat clean and not fall into a trap of eating whatever was available. Now it’s like second nature and, because my Goddess Body is on auto-pilot, I’m pretty aware of what I need to bring and what can stay at home.

Often my Goddesses freak out when they know they will be going on vacation. I get loads of questions that range from…“What can I eat?”, “How will I stick to my plan?”, “What will I do for exercise?”, “How can I pass up the alcohol?”.

Let me start with 5 food items you need to bring from home if you want to be ahead of the Goddess-Body-Game. A well stocked bag or backpack will keep you eating every 3-4 hours so you don’t hit a hunger strike and reach for the nearest package of chips or crackers.


  1. Ziploc baggies of pre-measured protein powder (don’t forget your shaker cup)
  2. A package of plain brown rice cakes
  3. Quest protein bars
  4. Single serving size packs of tuna
  5. Plain unsalted nuts (I prefer the proportioned snack sizes)
  6. BONUS: If you are flying domestic bring along your own fruit such as apples or bananas.

These are all snacks that I have on hand a home and will take with me on-the-go if I’ll be away from home for a while. Of course, I prefer whole fresh foods as much as humanly possible, but when I’m in a pinch, these often do my body much better than the alternatives out there!

What about you? Do you have any great snack suggestions for traveling? Would love to hear your ideas. Leave a comment below and let me know!

Eat well and be well for life!





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