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How To: Avoid Getting Wrecked by Travel

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This summer has been a blur of planes, trains, and automobiles. While travel can be wonderfully fulfilling, it can also throw your body completely out of whack. I love scouting out all the best pastry shops in Paris and food souvenir-ing my way through Barcelona, but I hate the feeling of returning home exhausted and wrecked. 
As I gear up for back-to-back trips to Los Angeles and Europe (lucky, I know!), I’m arming myself with key tips on staying healthy, courtesy of my friend and wellness expert Tammy Walker. 

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Hail Merry’s Recipe for a Delicious Chocolate and Strawberry Macaroon Parfait
We have a serious sweet tooth when it comes to snacks, but sometimes we need to pick something a little healthier than our usual supply of cookies. That’s why we’re partial to this chocolate and strawberry parfait featuring Hail Merry Macaroons. Despite their sweet taste, these vegan treats are surprisingly good for you thanks to their key ingredient—organic virgin coconut oil. We’ve told you before about the multiple uses and benefits of coconut oil in beauty treatments and in cooking. But since we haven’t mastered using it in our baked goods just yet, we’re turning to Hail Merry.
While the macaroons are great on their own, this parfait caught our eye because it adds in other healthy ingredients like flaxseed oil and fresh berries—hello, tasty 3pm pick-me-up.
Hail Merry Chocolate & Strawberry Macaroon Parfait
Ingredients
• 6 oz. unsweetened coconut milk yogurt
• 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
• 1 Tbsp. organic flaxseed oil (optional)
• Sprinkle of cinnamon
• 1-2 Hail Merry Choco Macaroons, crumbled
• 1-2 Hail Merry Strawberry Macaroons, crumbled
• 1 cup organic fresh berries (if you use strawberries, remove the stem and chop into quarters)
Directions
1. Mix the yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon and flaxseed.
2. Spoon a layer of the yogurt mixture in a bowl, top with crumbled Hail Merry Choco Macaroons and then half the berries.  
3. Spoon another layer of yogurt, top with crumbled Hail Merry Strawberry Macaroons.
4. Top with remaining berries and enjoy! 
Still craving more sweet and healthy snacks? Try this chocolate love smoothie created by nutritionist Dr. Frank Lipman and goop.

Hail Merry’s Recipe for a Delicious Chocolate and Strawberry Macaroon Parfait

We have a serious sweet tooth when it comes to snacks, but sometimes we need to pick something a little healthier than our usual supply of cookies. That’s why we’re partial to this chocolate and strawberry parfait featuring Hail Merry Macaroons. Despite their sweet taste, these vegan treats are surprisingly good for you thanks to their key ingredient—organic virgin coconut oil. We’ve told you before about the multiple uses and benefits of coconut oil in beauty treatments and in cooking. But since we haven’t mastered using it in our baked goods just yet, we’re turning to Hail Merry.

While the macaroons are great on their own, this parfait caught our eye because it adds in other healthy ingredients like flaxseed oil and fresh berries—hello, tasty 3pm pick-me-up.

Hail Merry Chocolate & Strawberry Macaroon Parfait

Ingredients

6 oz. unsweetened coconut milk yogurt

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. organic flaxseed oil (optional)

Sprinkle of cinnamon

1-2 Hail Merry Choco Macaroons, crumbled

1-2 Hail Merry Strawberry Macaroons, crumbled

1 cup organic fresh berries (if you use strawberries, remove the stem and chop into quarters)

Directions

1. Mix the yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon and flaxseed.

2. Spoon a layer of the yogurt mixture in a bowl, top with crumbled Hail Merry Choco Macaroons and then half the berries.  

3. Spoon another layer of yogurt, top with crumbled Hail Merry Strawberry Macaroons.

4. Top with remaining berries and enjoy! 

Still craving more sweet and healthy snacks? Try this chocolate love smoothie created by nutritionist Dr. Frank Lipman and goop.

Healthy Snacks for Every Craving: Well-Balanced

You wouldn’t know it from how much we talk about cookies, but Birchbox staffers are a pretty healthy bunch. We love our veggies and mind-clearing workouts, and are always up to try the latest fitness class or nutrition bar. Which is why we have new regular column: Well-Balanced. Check back weekly for our latest wellness obsession.image

I definitely need this waterproof, reusable snack bag by BonTon gifts.

Mea culpa. This week’s post is late because the dog ate it  I was traveling earlier this week and have been digging out of my inbox ever since. But my recent trip (Los Angeles for a whopping 36 hours) reminded me of the importance of having snacks on hand at all times. I was (duh) stuck in traffic on (duh) the 405 when I got incredibly, all-encompassingly hangry. I had nothing to eat on, not even a dusty lozenge, and I was nowhere near a delicious fish taco or green smoothie.

While I was sitting in my rental car, I had plenty of time to fantasize about the healthy snacks I should have packed. Here are wholesome plane- and car-friendly foods for all types of cravings.

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