With summer vacations in full swing, there's plenty of time spent in automobiles, trains, buses, planes. So how do you continue to eat healthy while being away from home?
With a little planning and preparation, you can absolutely maintain your healthy habits as you travel. Here are a few strategies to help you stay on track this summer!
1.) Pack food with you!
All of the food ideas listed below are TSA friendly. I travel frequently and never have a problem with these foods passing through security. They usually want to come with me because they know they will be fed well! :)
Choose organic whenever possible.
- Sugar snap peas
- Green beans
- Carrots sticks
- Cucumber slices
- Celery sticks
- Apple (cut up)
- Orange (already peeled)
- Sunflower seeds
- Hemp Hearts
- Make your own trail mix (cacao nibs, choice of nuts and seeds, goji berries, large coconut shreds)
- Raw crackers or make your own
- Make these delicious wraps (wrap in parchment paper)
- Seaweed (this size is perfect for traveling)
- Organic popcorn (must be organic)
2.) Use Yelp to find nearby healthy options!
Yelp is great way to find local healthy options for you to eat at. I typically shop at natural food markets when I "eat out". (When I was in CA last week, I visited some great health food stores!) One bonus is seeing what local items they carry and discovering new organic products! You can also use Yelp to find farmer's markets, organic cold-pressed juice shops, organic restaurants, etc. It's pretty easy to find healthy options today. Reframe how you think about "eating out" and use these ideas to help you- you might be surprised at how fresh, organic veggies and fruit at a farmer's market fills you up!
3.) Always bring a reusable water bottle with you!
One of my health non negotiables is to always bring my non-plastic, reusable water bottle with me. Flying? Drink plenty of pure water before boarding, go through TSA with a empty bottle and refill on the other side. Easy peasy. (Lately I've been digging a mason glass jar for my water bottle.) Drinking plenty of pure water before flying will help your skin and time changes, too.
Remember! If you are driving, gas stations are for filling your car with gas, maybe a bathroom stop, but NEVER for nourishing your mind+body+spirit.
There you go! These three simple steps to eating healthy while traveling. Where are you headed this summer? I'd love to hear what health food places you find along your journey!