Eating Clean on the Road: Part 4 ‘Survival of the Fittest’
I have arrived in Cuba safe and sound and it was an exhausting 12 hour journey but worth ever moment. I had my first swim in the gorgeous turquoise ocean today, enjoyed delicious, fresh meals and had an awesome 6km run on the white sand beach.
I would like to address my journey here; however, before I go into more detail about how life is over here.
It’s a miracle that I have been able to access my blog. A very kind gentleman at our hotel, has allowed me to use his computer so my posts will be brief and to the point.
Eating on the plane and at airports, things to consider:
- Depending on the length of your journey, pack an appropriate number of meals. My trip from home to the hotel was about 7 hours so, I packed breakfast, a snack and a full lunch
- Most countries will require you to toss any fresh veggies, meats and fruits before entry but traveling and consuming these foods on the plane (in my experience) is fine. This way, you don’t have to worry about finding clean options at the airports as options are limited.
- I don’t recommend the plane food. Not only is it loaded with preservatives, sodium and saturated fats, it is totally non-conducive with a clean lifestyle.
- Most airports will have the option of fresh fruits and or veggie but clean carbs and protein, in my experience can be difficult to find. Prawn cocktail seems to be readily available at most large airports, however.
- Meal I packed: Zain’s Mixed Berry and Ricotta Griddle Cakes, Zain’s Peaches & Creme Summer Oats (see My Favourite Breakfasts Page), Brown Rice + Tofu + Broccoli
Zain’s Mixed Berry Ricotta Cheese Griddle Cakes
This is a delicious recipe, travels really well and is packed with high-quality protein that will keep you full and energized for a few hours until your next meal. It can be eaten warm or cool.
5 Egg Whites
1 Whole Egg
1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese Light
1/2 Cup Oats
1/2 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
7-10 Drops Liquid Stevia
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
11/2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Cooking Spray OR 1 Tsp Coconut Oil
1. Heat griddle and coat with spray or oil
2. Blend all ingredients (using a food processor or magic bullet) except walnuts, berries and syrup
3. Once blended , add walnuts and pour batter onto griddle
4. Cook until fluffy and golden on both sides, top with mixed berries and syrup
**Note sorry about the formatting, if post look strange its because I am working with very limited resources