Happy almost 4th of July! We’re gearing up for our big trip to Paris & the Cote d’Azur, where we’ll be celebrating Bastille Day in lieu of not being in the U.S. for the 4th. But don’t worry, I made sure we won’t be missing out on fireworks. No way. We’ll be in Paris to see the Bastille Day fireworks over the Eiffel Tower. I have the biggest obsession with holiday traditions, since my mom made sure all our holidays were celebrated with a bang. She’d decorate our entire house with holiday decorations, make us goodie bags with holiday-themed gifts, and make holiday appropriate food for us among other traditions. Finding plant-based food while traveling can be tricky, but I’ve rounded-up these 5 recipes for healthy, vegan travel snacks to take on my trip.
I think one of the biggest pieces of advice I have for traveling as a vegan is to do your research ahead of time. I always go online to find the vegan-friendly organic stores, fresh markets, health shops, cafes, and restaurants wherever I’ll be going. In my case for this trip, I discovered that there’s a healthy organic shop that has various locations dotting the southern coast of France. I also found out that my safest bet is to go to local sushi and Japanese restaurants for sushi, spring rolls, rice, and other vegan-friendly choices. My brother also mentioned there’s a lot of fresh markets where I can stock up on fruits & vegetables to snack on throughout the trip.
As for Paris, I know it’ll be much easier because there are vegan bakeries, juice bars, more sushi shops, a raw food restaurant, and even a vegan burger place! I feel blessed for the chances I have to be able to travel the world. Even though being vegan while traveling isn’t the easiest thing in the world, there are vegan options popping up everywhere nowadays. I try not to stress too much, because the most important part of traveling is being able to enjoy the experiences. So, I might not stick to my usual regimen, but as long as I’m eating plant-based then I’m happy!
I’ve rounded up these 5 easy, healthy vegan snack recipes that are great for traveling:
- Crunchy, naturally-sweetened peanut butter maca granola clusters (Blissful Basil)
- Homemade almond butter made with just almonds & sea salt (Tuulia Talvio)
- Multi-seed & rosemary sea salt gluten-free oat crackers (Baked the Blog)
- Versatile, chewy no-bake fruit & nut granola bars (Hot for Food)
- Almond butter rawnola, a.k.a. healthy cookie dough (A Sunshine Mission)