14 Mar How to Eat Healthy While Traveling (Part 1 of 2)
For most eating healthy while traveling is no easy feat. Most usually eat out because there’s rarely a kitchen to cook meals in. For other, their too tired to go to the grocery store and navigate a foreign store and lug it all back to the room
In general, a person’s eating pattern is totally shaken up with every trip. Even when you try to plan things out, you still get derailed by all the chaos that comes with travel. At some point, the body just can’t take the inconsistencies anymore.
Who doesn’t want to want to enjoy the local delicacies, but with some balance in-between. In the end I know it will be better for digestion and for your budget
Here are 3 easy ways to work around typical healthy eating obstacles
Pack WAY more snacks than you think you should.
Stocking up on non-perishable snacks (that are also TSA-approved, in case you’re flying) like nuts, Nature valley protein bars, crunchy granola bars, Wheat thins, Triscuits, and dried fruit (no sugar added). Staying ahead of hunger with these quick bites helps to make healthier food choices throughout the rest of the trip.
Plan to eat a snack every three to four hours. That way you avoid getting hAngry or eating way more than is comfortable because you’re ravenous when you finally sit down at the table.
Or, if you’d rather not carry around a bunch of snacks, swing by the local supermarket right when you arrive.
As soon as you arrive to your destination, hit the grocery store. This is a great opportunity to restock your snack stash and also get a glimpse of the local offerings.
Instead of airplane meals, bring your own.
Bring oatmeal (this is a good time for the oatmeal packet) and dried fruit on the plane. Ask flight attendants for some hot water to fill up the cup. You can get milk on the plane and 100% juice if dried fruit is not for you. Simple lunch option is a sandwich with raw veggies and fruit. Throw in a small bag of chips if you like. That way you can guarantee something that is tasty and satisfying, and you won’t have to pay extra for anything the airline might be selling.
Don’t skip breakfast!
You should always have breakfast before you start a day on the road, whether you’re traveling by plane, train, boat, or automobile. That way, you won’t have to resort to whatever breakfast foods the airport or train station is selling—which might not appeal to you or might not be that satisfying. Plus, a nutritious breakfast will keep you energized and satisfied, which will ensure you’re ready to take on the day’s travels.
Stay tuned, next week 4 more tips to come….