By Kim Taylor
This month we focus on high quality, healthy foods for travel: items you can toss in your purse or luggage to keep you moving and energetic as you inspect ancient ruins or watch whales.
Emmy’s Organics macaroons are made in small batches, vegan, non-GMO, raw, and scrumptious. What’s more, they come in artful combos such as Lemon Ginger, Chai Spice, Choco Orange, Choco Chili, Coconut Vanilla, and Dark Cacao. Each batch is rich and flavorful, and in packages of three, they’re also small enough for pockets, purses and luggage. This is a family-run business and they clearly love what they do. Stock up for your travels at http://www.emmysorganics.com (take note: their original dark Chocolate Sauce is crazy good, and so is the Super Cereal for hiking treks).
G. H. Cretors is to popcorn what Tiffany’s is to jewelry, and it has been beloved since 1885. All natural, non-GMO, gluten-free and kosher, G. H. Cretors popcorn is available in Caramel Corn, Cheese Corn, and a tantalizing sweet & savory mix of the two. You’ll be hard-pressed to choose a favorite. They’re perfect for snacking in planes, trains and automobiles, and they’re light for luggage. Find them at http://www.ghcretors.com.
If you’ve never been a fan of the pretzel, Pretzel Perfection could change that forever. Gluten-free, low-cal and crafted with all-natural ingredients, they come in Salted Caramel, Spicy Cherry Pistachio, Chipolte BBQ, Lemon Toffee, Twice-Baked Pretzel Sticks, Clusters (chocolate and berries) and Ultimate (toffee and peanut butter). A brilliant idea with delicious results; order at http://www.pretzelperfection.com.
Purple Aroniaberries (or the unfortunate sounding Chokeberries) are native to North America, have been enjoyed for centuries, and are rife with antioxidants and other health-boosting benefits. As a result, Aroniaberry Gummy Chews are the ideal travel snack: not only do they taste delicious, but ward off the inevitable post-airplane cold or flu. Kids love them too. They’re non-GMO and sweetened with organic ingredients. Toss a few packs in your luggage and savor; http://www.superberries.com
Tiny Vemma Next vitamin juice shots are positioned as a children’s drink, but I say not so fast. They’re small for purses, they contain the phytonutrient extracts of 14 organic fruits and veggies, as well as vitamin C, D, DHA, beta carotene and quercetin. No artificial anything! This is also a charitable company that supports children in need. Buy them by the forklift-full at http://www.vemma.com.
Vemma Renew, however, is just the thing for thirsty beauty buffs — thanks to the inclusion of hair-enhancing silica, minerals, vitamins, wildcrafted mangosteen, aloe vera and decaf green tea. This physician formulated beverage has no caffeine, is low in sugar, and is chock full of nutrients. You will definitely want this on the plane, both to and from your getaway. In two ounces of Vemma, there are more than 90 different nutrients. Density, baby! http://www.vemma.com.
Snacks from Simply7 are healthy, made from scratch, and delicious with ingredients such as lentils, pomegranates, hummus, and roasted red peppers. This is a non-GMO, vegetarian and kosher brand with 50% less sodium than potato chips and no preservatives. Snack on the go, and feel good about it. These are ideal for airports, where healthy food options are often limited. Find them at http://www.simply7snacks.com.