Now that you’ve worked hard to stay healthy, the last thing you want to do is ruin it while you’re traveling. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here are a few tips on how to eat healthy while traveling that you’ll want to incorporate on your next trip.
I return from a week-long vacation in western Colorado and let me tell you, this information helped me stay true to my healthy way of eating, especially taking my healthy snack packs.
How to Eat Healthy While Traveling
Maintaining healthy eating habits while traveling isn’t an easy feat; whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, staying in hotels or an RV, eating healthy while you are out and about requires some planning. While you don’t have to go on a super health craze, you may be someone who prefers having healthier options, and if so, you’ll want to be prepared for that when traveling. There are many ways you can stay on the healthy eating train while traveling, and today, I am sharing some easy to follow tips.
Pack Snacks to Eat Healthy While Traveling
Preparing full meals to bring with you during travels may be unreasonable; however, you can eat healthy while packing some fruits, nuts, and other snack items. Most transportation allows travelers to have meals, but to be safe, call ahead to ensure they enable snacks on the plane or public transit you will be using.
Make a note of all healthy eating restaurants that will be located near your traveling destination. This allows you to know already where the best food options are for meals during travel time. In addition to restaurants, try to locate stores that sell healthy food options so that you can prepare healthy snacks in your hotel room or your RV Rental – no cheating!!
Keep Water Handy While Traveling
Staying hydrated will ensure that you do not get a case of the munchies. If our stomach feels empty, we may likely opt to pick up an unhealthy vendor machine snack while traveling. Be sure to have a water bottle on hand at all times to keep your body hydrated to avoid false triggers of hunger.
Download Apps Before You Go
Before heading out to travel, download apps that will help you find healthy food options and save you money simultaneously, such as Yelp, Foodspotting, Healthyout, and Localeats, to name a few. There are many apps on the market that price compares when traveling and get discounts on local restaurants in the areas you are staying. Use apps to your full advantage to eat healthy without going broke.
Fill up on Protein
Just like staying hydrated, you will want to keep your belly feeling full of healthy options to avoid the urge of unhealthy snacking. Be sure to eat more protein than usual, so you have energy and feel full longer. Many food options pack a punch of protein in small packages for take-a-longs.
There you have it a few easy to follow tips on how to eat healthy while traveling. Be sure to stick with your healthy eating habits when traveling to maintain a full feeling belly at all times.
Here is a simple recipe (photo above) that you can put in a jar to carry along with you – SPINACH STRAWBERRY SALAD IN A JAR – it is so yummy!