What to pack for your long train journey?

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The long distance travelling, especially from trains is one of the best ways of seeing the world. If you are on a road trip or on a flight, what are you consuming in-between two destinations matters a lot. During this period, one is devoid of proper food and is likely to fall prey to food poisoning, dehydration, indigestion and so on.

While traveling, we should be extremely careful about the kind of food items that we take along and consume on the way. There are many food items which can easily get spoilt and can trigger serious health troubles when consumed. But on the other hand, relying on processed and packaged foods throughout your travel is also not a good idea.

Here are few food suggestions you should keep on your mind whenever you are traveling.

Home Cooked Foods

Home cooked food is certainly the best option. You can cook few items at your home which can stay fresh for a long time. Most of the local travellers have long been relying on some of the home cooked desi snacks to give them a tasteful company while traveling. Matthi with achaar, thepla, papad, khakhra, papdi. Items like these can be healthy and add flavour to your train bonhomie.

 

Dry snacks

Taking dry snacks along when you are traveling is probably the best thing that you can take on a long vacation. These dry snacks include very little oil and are generally baked or are in the form of a mixture. Just in case you are fond of baking, don’t hesitate because baked items are extremely travel friendly. From snacks like muffins to cookies or biscuits and a lot more, you can try your hands or just pick some from the store, if time is a constraint.

Quick sugar cookie recipe for your journey: –


3/4 cup brown sugar

3  cups all-purpose flour

2 eggs

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Add all ingredients to list

Firstly, Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Sift flour and brown sugar into a bowl; stir in eggs. Mix butter into flour mixture until dough is creamy; fold in chocolate chips. Spoon dough onto a baking sheet, keeping them about 3 inches apart.

Bake in the preheated oven until slightly brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool.

 

Nuts and dry fruits

The best snacking options that can help keep up the energy levels are probably the Nuts and Dry fruits. Fruits help you aid in digestion and help you fuel up for the rest of the day.

Fruits


During your traveling, probably one of the best things to rely upon would be fruits. Whenever the fruits are kept cut for longer period of time and not stored properly, there is high chance they may get contaminated and carry bacteria that may cause severe health issues.  So, it’s necessary to make sure you are consuming the fruits right way.

 

Water

 

They say water is life and indeed it is. While traveling, it’s really essential you keep yourself hydrated as it helps you to sustain your body so you can enjoy your journey to the fullest.

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