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Pack A Light Lunch When Traveling

Updated on February 16, 2014

What To Pack When Traveling

1. Baby Carrots

2. Blackberries

3. Brie Cheese

4. Sunflower seeds

How satisfying.

Taking the train home without visiting the snack or dining car meant being prepared. I took a quick walk from the hotel, after making sure a taxi would get me to the Amtrak on time. With no real idea what would compose my lunch menu, I headed straight for the veggies and fruits Perhaps in the back of my mind I said, "Pack healthy, pack light, pack non-perishable."

Searching the aisle for sweet, juicy, purple grapes, I gave one a taste. It did not live up to my expectations, so that was off the list. Instead, I grabbed a plump package of blackberries.

The center island contained all the exotic fruits and nuts. Everyone loves cashews, but they can be rather rich and caloric. I wouldn't be able to eat a whole container or feel comfortable over-doing them. Scanning the shelves, the sunflower seeds caught my eye because they were unsalted and less expensive. Packaged in a round plastic container, rather than a bag meant that they would not spill out over the floor, nor into the backpack or luggage.

Although the standard convenient banana tempted me, most of them were still a bit green. Carrots came in a variety of packages from large to small. They appeared quite fresh and bright orange. I gathered them into my arms and scurried up the lane, as I needed to get back to the taxi soon.

Just one more thing and the meal would be complete. For this, I by-passed the ice-cream, egg and cheese section along the back of the store where I eyed the blocks and slices of cheese. The 'cheese circle' located in the front of the store, next to the salad and soup bar had a well packaged close-top of brie without the rind. All I needed now were the utensils and store check out.

The four items, blackberries, brie, carrots and sunflower seeds did the trick. Many people at the recent conference talked about a gluten free diet and how that helped their gut and general health. Others spoke about eating as much raw foods as possible and we know fresh organic is best.

You can see the blend of these four foods working well together. The crispy crunchy mini carrots spread with a dab of creamy cheese, then dipped like chocolate sprinkles on an ice-cream cone, into the basket of nutty flavored sunflower seeds. A delightful snack, without the bread or crackers. Fulfilling protein and other needs. The sweet blackberries topped off the lunch and the entire experience.

About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM is the founder of HomeopathyWorldCommunity. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter.

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Greeting Lisa ~ I have a huge glass jar of sunflower seeds that I keep in the refrigerator. And bunches of other nuts in a bin that comes in handy for snacks or making other meals fancy. Thank you so much for posting your comments. Blessings to you, Debby

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Debby, I love your approach on the healthy munchables! Everything you picked made me salivate. I love eating this way. Reminds me.. I'm out of sunflower seeds! SHOPPING TRIP!


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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Hello Alocsin. Gee. I don't think anyone has looked at this hub in ages. Now, I will have to go to the store and make this snack again. Glad you enjoyed. Blessings, Debby

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      What an interesting combination of goodies -- I especially like the cheese. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Hi Samsons1 - very munchable. thanks for voting up! blessings, Debby

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      voted up and beautiful! I got hungry reading this...

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Sounds yummy. It seems we could create some marvelous lunch menus with a three or four combination of dried fruit, fresh fruit, cheese, and a veggie. I forgot the water! Absolutely. (HUGS) Debby

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      Richard Francis Fleck 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      A marvelous lunch! I remember that Chief Washakie's favorite lunch after he had to live on a Shoshone reservation was raisins, fresh oranges and cubes of cheese and a glass of water.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Dear Asthantina ~ Not only did it feel like a picnic; it felt 'gourmet.' Let me know if you give this a try. Love, Debby

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      Ashantina 6 years ago

      Sounds absolutely delicious Debby!!!