Have Plate Will Travel : November 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Holiday travel is less stressful with careful preparation



Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday, families start traveling near and far. From a quick trip to family for Thanksgiving dinner to a longer, relaxing journey over the Christmas holidays, these trips can be stressful for everyone. The key to keeping everyone happy on any trip is preparation. Whether the trip is an hour or a full day, a bag full of the right travel accessories can make any trip a happy one.

These six must have travel accessories can make your family’s holiday travel more successful.
Energy water: Perfect for keeping energy up during a long road trip, HYDRIVE Energy Water is a lighter and more refreshing way to get a caffeine kick. At only 30 calories per bottle, HYDRIVE Energy Water comes in a variety of nutrient-enhanced flavors to help travelers stay alert and energized for the entire trip.

Noise cancelling headphones: Enjoy music in comfort with Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones. Music sounds deep, powerful and balanced while outside sounds are blocked out. With their sleek design and lightweight around-ear fit, they can be worn all day long and are easy to fit in a carry-on.

Therapeutic eye mask: Stay relaxed during holiday travel using Earth Therapeutics eye mask to sleep peacefully. The form fitting REM sleep mask contours to eyes for pressure free relaxation by molding away from eyes and lashes instead of pressing up against them. The mask allows relaxed eye movement and visual stimuli while blocking out distracting light, allowing for an easy sleep in a car or plane.

Portable power bank external charger: Don’t let the stress of a dying cell phone or laptop ruin a long trip. Charge electronics in a car, train or plane with the AViiQ Portable Power Bank. The power bank is packed with a large 4600 mAh battery bank and high output charging which can simultaneously charge two devices at the same time.

Packing cubes: Pack smarter this year with Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter Cube Set. Keep clothes organized without having to worry about the weight – three ultra-lightweight silnylon cubes weigh less than 2.2 oz., come in a variety of fun colors and are stain and water-resistant.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Snap Kitchen Chicago healthy choices conveniently packaged



Whether you are a young professional or a busy family, time is a precious commodity. The limited time to shop, cook and eat a nutritious meal is a concern. Even though you want to eat better, more fruits, vegetables and even calorie conscious, the fast food drive through options become very tempting. Snap Kitchen offers healthy eating choices in conveniently packaged options.



Snap Kitchen brands itself as fresh, healthy take away.  The entire menu showcases chef driven creations that are nutritious and delicious.  Each dish is made fresh daily, portioned controlled and nutritionally balanced. Whether you are vegan, gluten free, calorie restricted or juicing, Snap Kitchen has a plethora of options for your lifestyle  

Located throughout Chicago and the Chicago suburbs, Snap Kitchen offers a selection of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and cold-press juices. Whether you are looking for a quick grab and go option at lunch or a convenient dinner after work, Snap Kitchen has a variety of seasonally inspired options. Each dish is fresh, never frozen. With just a few minutes in the microwave or in the oven, a balanced, flavorful meal is ready to eat. 

The Snap Kitchen dishes vary based on the portion size. Each dish’s container is color coded to signify the size of the meal. From smaller snack/breakfast sizes to large, protein rich dinner options, the selection process is simplified.  Dishes are coded to denote vegan, gluten free, sodium restricted and other designations. Whether you are looking to follow a specific diet regime or just craving a particular ingredient, Snap Kitchen has a dish that will satisfy. 

Snap Kitchen has several locations in the Chicago area. The prepared meals vary in price depending on size and ingredients. While some dishes are year-round staples, seasonal dishes vary throughout the year. 

Convenience doesn’t have to come with a compromise. Snap Kitchen offers healthy, quick service food choices for the busy lifestyle.