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12 Simple, Healthy Vegan Travel Recipes

Traveling as a vegan is no easy task. There’s the planning, the prepping, the language barriers, the unfamiliarity of a new city and the inaccessibility of major vegan foods like tofu and tempeh. But as an environmentalist and frequent traveler, I look at eating vegan as the least I can do for our planet. (Did you know that avoiding meat and dairy is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth?)

As a follow-up to my vegan travel tips post, I want to share a few recipes that are easy to make and require very few ingredients and kitchen essentials you’re sure to find whether you’re staying at a hostel or an Airbnb. (Click HERE to save $40 on your first trip.)

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Disclaimer: If you haven’t read my vegan travel post I recommend traveling with a few ingredients: Nutritional Yeast, Hemp Seeds, Protein Powder and EBTB spice from Trader Joe’s.Healthy Vegan Travel Meals

1. Boiled Apples

A sweet simple snack that’s great for your gut health.

  • Ingredients: Apples & Cinnamon
  • Directions: Boil water, slice apples, pop-em in and let them cook for a few minutes, remove from heat and sprinkle on some cinnamon!  

Healthy Vegan Travel Meals

2. Chia Seed Pudding

It’s filling and the chia seeds are a great source of fiber. 

Tip: Use an empty jar left from a pasta sauce. Also, coconut milk is great because it’s single use so there’s less waste.

  • Ingredients: Chia & Coconut Milk
  • Directions: Put ingredients in a jar and keep in the fridge overnight.

3. Plain Ol’ Pasta

The classic staple that never fails.

  • Ingredients: Duh – Pasta & Sauce
  • Directions: I think you can figure this one out. Sprinkle that nutritional yeast on top, add some mushrooms and voila!

4. Hummus

I’m addicted to hummus and chickpeas are a great source of vitamins and nutrients.

  • Ingredients: Hummus, I use carrots and cucumbers as my delivery system.
  • Directions: Some stores offer pre-made or you can pick it up from a restaurant.

Healthy Vegan Travel Meals

5. Energy Balls

This one requires ingredients you’ll need to pack… move along if you didn’t pack these items.

6. Protein Shake

A great on the go meal replacement if you brought vegan protein

  • Ingredients: Soy or nut milk (easy to find in most places around the world)
  • Directions: Mix together – duh.

Healthy Vegan Travel Meals

7. Sauerkraut Sandwich

I’ve been trying to work sauerkraut into my diet due to all the ridiculous benefits: great for gut health since it’s fermented, rich in nutrients like iron, vitamin C and vitamin K, helps with your immune system and with digestion. Here’s my favorite way to eat it is:

  • Ingredients: Sauerkraut, avocado, rye bread
  • Directions: Toast bread, top with smashed avocado and sauerkraut

8. Olives & Cashews

This one is so random but so delicious and olives are everywhere!

  • Ingredients: Olives & Cashews
  • Directions: You literally just mix these two ingredients together in a bowl.

9. Avo on Toast 

Two ingredients and boom – amazing meal.

  • Ingredients: Avocado & Bread
  • Directions: Toast bread, top with avo. If you’re wise and bought EBTB then sprinkle this on top and thank me later.

Healthy Vegan Travel Meals

10. Kale & Chickpeas

Just two ingredients on a baking sheet – a delicious and nutritious meal packed with nutrients and filling protein.

  • Ingredients: Kale & Chickpeas
  • Directions: Mix kale and chickpeas together on a greased baking sheet or on parchment paper, if you have oil drizzle on top with any desired spices available to you. Pop them in the oven at 425 °F/218C until the chickpeas are crispy/ about 35 minutes. Take out of the oven and cover the chickpeas with kale for 5 more minutes. Again… sprinkle some EBTB and/or some nutritional yeast and done!

11. Fruit Salad

Easy, portable and health, just work with what the supermarkets have and enjoy. If you packed it, hemp seeds make a great topping. I’m not going to give directions for this one, you can figure it out. 😉

Healthy Vegan Travel Meals

12. Simple Salad

Another very obvious vegan solution. Most places around the world have lettuce and veggies so again, work with what you’ve got. A good salad typically consists of 5 ingredients. Since dressing is typically the tough thing to buy pre-packaged I recommend this simple solution:

  • Ingredients: Lemon, Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil
  • Directions: … mix ‘em!

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