Bringing your own healthy snacks to a yoga retreat is not essential but it can sometimes help to pack a few items in case you need an extra energy boost. Many of our retreat locations are quite remote so there may not be an easy option to pop to the shops, so it is always good to be prepared.
Our retreat chefs will make sure you feel full and happy after every meal on your retreat. Most of our yoga retreats involve around 4-5 hours of dynamic yoga a day and plenty of exploring and adventures so we know that we need to feed you really well. Our menus are carefully designed to give you sustained energy throughout the day (if you want to know more about this please read our food ethos).
Hungry between meals?
Sometimes you might feel hungry outside of retreat meal times though, often caused by jet lag or different eating patterns at home. We provide energy bars and trail mix in your welcome pack to help with this but you may also want to top up and bring a few extra healthy snacks.
Retreat chef Bettina Campolucci-Bordi has made us a list of her favourite healthy plant-based snacks. These are great for long journeys and for giving you extra power on retreat. They will also keep you on track if you have a low energy moment and have eaten all your welcome snacks! We have linked to Bettina’s favourite brands but there are many other options too.
- Pip and Nut nut butter squeeze packs
- Chiaco sachets or pods
- Itsu seaweed thins
- Itsu pot noodles
- Clear Spring miso soup sachets
- Clear Spring instant power porridge
- Rice cakes (add nut butter to stabilise blood sugar)
- Dried fruit (in small doses to satisfy a craving for something sweet)
- Medjool dates (as above)
- Just Wholefoods instant soup (read the label carefully as some soups have sugar added)
Do you have some good snack ideas to share? We would love to hear from you – add your comments below.
If you have any questions about our retreat food please feel free to contact us anytime.