Healthy Traveling

I love traveling. I also know it can difficult to eat well while traveling.

Here are a few healthy eating tips for travel:

Go Nuts. I love almonds, pecans and walnuts, so I plan to pack an assortment of dry roasted and raw nuts. You can usually find individually wrapped packages of nuts. Try to stay away from sweetened nuts.

Pack healthy snacks. My favorite snacks that travel well are Lara Bars, dried fruit and berries (my daughter loves this too), and beef jerky.

None of these items need refrigeration, and all will fit well in a suitcase.

Fruit (and veggies) first.  Many fast food restaurants, including Chick Fil A, McDonald's and Subway, offer fruit as sides. When I'm dining out, I plan to order a side of vegetables with my meal, and stay away from fried food side dishes.

Drink Up. I try to drink a gallon of water a day.  For road trips, I usually pack a small ice chest, and fill it with water bottles. When flying, I will purchase a flat of water from a grocery store after my arrival. Also, it's so easy to get caught up in the travel and holiday cheer and overindulge in alcoholic beverages. For each alcoholic drink consumed, I drink a glass of water.

More tips:

  • Pack a refillable water bottle if you don't want to purchase a flat of water. I love the Bobble brand water bottles.

  • When eating out, try to fill your plate with a protein (meat or fish), 2 carbohydrates (vegetables or greens) and a healthy fat (olive oil on salad or avocado).

  • If your hotel has a gym on site, workout - even if it's just 30 minutes.

  • Have fun and enjoy yourself!

 

Jada Bruce