I think it is safe to say that traveling is one of life’s greatest joys.

There is nothing like visiting a new place for the first time- however, with the excitement that comes along also includes feelings of anxiety, stress, and fears. If you are scared of flying, run extremely late to the airport, or experience digestive issues so severe that you have issues going to the restroom, this article is absolutely for you!

Here are a few crucial healthy travel tips – things I’ve learned over the years of traveling across the country multiple times a year.

Tip #1: Being Ahead of Time

If you live in the states, signing up for TSA Pre Check/ Global entry is definitely a tremendous game changer! Having this reduces the stress when going through the airport process. Not having to worry about waiting in those tremendously congested TSA lines is a game changer.

If you do not have TSA Pre and are not planning on applying for it, I suggest you plan arriving to the airport 2 hours before your flight- at least! That way, you will have about an hour to check in, go through security, and have a solid 30 minutes to buy some healthy goodies and relax by your gate- therefore decreasing levels of adrenaline and stress in the body.

Tip #2: What To Eat

Morning Traveling: If you are an early morning traveler, I suggest eating a lighter meal that is high in protein right before your flight. Some options I recommend are hard boiled eggs, avocado toast, or a piece of toast with almond butter.  Having something such as a matcha latte which is full of adaptogens (compounds that support the adrenal glands) allows my body to get healthy fats and the adaptogens help to relieve stress and anxiety. Additionally, if you decide to fast during your flight, the addition of collagen provides a whopping 21 grams of protein.  Collagen also may aid in helping hair, skin, nails, and a leaky gut- so many benefits!

AFTERNOON/EVENING: If you are an afternoon/evening traveler, a hearty meal is crucial before you fly! Some foods I recommend are big salads or large roasted veggie bowls before your flight; make sure to include healthy fats and lean proteins, as these foods allow you to stay full and steer clear of the candy sections in the airport!

Tip #3: Fasting:

To many, bringing a homemade meal on a flight is their go-to plan- however, doing so often causes one to feel extremely bloated, lethargic, cramped, and gassy after consuming the meal on the flight. Although food often brings people comfort on flights and reduces anxiety, fasting can allow one to reset the body. When in the air, your digestive system slows down, which makes itr hard for your body to break down foods. Fasting therefore allows you to watch a movie, take a nap, listen to music, and enjoy a meal once you get to your destination!

I suggest drinking hot tea during your flight and ignore dry foods such as crackers, pretzels, chips, and nuts. Before your flight, try consuming grounding foods, such as squash, sweet potato, root veggies, ginger, turmeric, beans and cooked veggies! If you are going through with fasting, make sure to eat before- examples of foods are hard boiled eggs, matcha, or sweet potato avocado toast. Fasting is not the brightest idea for flights that are longer than 6-8 hours, and, of course, if you are fasting and you realize it is not working out so greatly, listen to your body and stop!  Remember, listening to your body is always key.

Tip #4: Be Prepared

You never want to be unprepared on a 6-hour flight without the necessary tools to stay healthy so, here I have a few tips on how to stay prepared:

Tip #5: On Your Trip



Blended Matcha Latte


1 tbsp  Matcha Green Tea  (Navitas Naturals)
1 scoop collagen powder
1 tsp ghee
1 tsp MCT oil
1/3 c. hemp milk
1 1/2 c. almost boiling water


  1. First, measure out 1 tbsp

    ofmatchaand sift it through a strainer and directly into your blender (I use a Vitamix). This removes clumps.

  2. Next, add your near-boiling water. (boiling water will compromise all of the powerful anti-oxidants in the


  3. Next, add your collagen, ghee, hemp milk, and MCT oil
  4. Secure the top of your blender well, and blend on low-medium for about 3 minutes.
  5. Pour into a mug and enjoy immediately!

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