Travelling soon? Perhaps a long-awaited holiday? A business trip? Or something completely different? No matter where you’re going, you’re probably going to appreciate some quick and easy healthy food ideas. These can help you stay on track and help you bring, and find real food.
While these tips can all be used right here at home, this is so much more important when you’re travelling.
Travelling can throw your regular healthy habits off when you’re skipping time zones or even just being in a different place.
A diet full of processed foods leaves me bloated, feeling sluggish, and generally unwell, but avoiding them when travelling can be a challenge.
Let me give you some great strategies I’ve learnt along the way that can help you avoid junk food while you’re on the road.
My first recommendation is to make sure you ask for a mini-fridge when you’re booking your hotel room. This will help you store some of your healthy snacks and groceries while you’re there.
Bring your own healthy snacks
This is important because not only will it keep you from becoming a ‘hangry junk-seeker’, but it can also hold you off until you’re able to stop at a proper grocery store for some actual real food! Here are a bunch of my favourite on-the-go snacks to have on hand in your bag.
● If you’re going to have a cool bag or eat them within a couple of hours, try fresh fruit or boiled eggs (don’t forget the ice packs).
● Unsalted nuts and seeds.
●Dried or even freeze-dried fruit.
● Natural Bars, Bounce Bars or Organic Bars of your choice
● Sliced veggies (carrots, celery, cucumber, broccoli, etc.) with a dip (hummus, guacamole, salad dressing, etc.).
● Find good quality protein bars, or make your own before heading out.
● Good quality granola cereal (I love Lizi’s granola)
● Savory snacks like roasted chickpeas, or pumpkin & sunflower seeds roasted in tahini (delicious).
● High-quality protein powder to add to your smoothies (I like Sun Warrior, Naturya Hemp protein or Nutiva). If you pack a mini blender, like a Nutri bullet, then you can make your own.
● And don’t forget your drinks. Bring some water with you. Or if you’re flying, choose water in the airport and on the plane.
How to find healthy food at your destination
Of course, you can always Google your destination and search for food stores or healthy restaurants. But there are a couple of websites and apps that may be helpful for you.
●HappyCow is a great website for finding vegetarian and vegan restaurants.
● FindMeGlutenFree – A website that searches for gluten-free restaurants around the US.
● EatFit – healthy eating out – An app that helps you find restaurants in your area and the best meals to have, helping you to stay on track to reach your fitness goals.
Travelling often comes with unnecessary junk food that can derail your healthy lifestyle. Planning ahead and being prepared can be simple, and help keep your health goals on track even when you’re out and about!
I’d love to hear any tips you have for keeping healthy on the road. Share in the comments below.
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