Eating healthy on the road doesn’t have to be a challenge
Bring Healthy Snacks
Here are a few of my favorite on-the-go snacks to have on hand in your bag and/or cooler:
- If you’re going to have a cooler, or eat them within a couple of hours, try fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, sliced apples, and blueberries are some of my personal favorites) or hard-boiled eggs (don’t forget the ice packs).
- Unsalted nuts and seeds (I love walnuts, cashews, and pumpkin seeds myself).
- Dried or freeze-dried fruit (I love dried mangoes. Watch the sugar content on these, though).
- Kind Bars or Organic Bars of your choice
- Sliced veggies (carrots, celery, cucumber, broccoli, etc.) with a dip (hummus, guacamole, salad dressing, etc.).
- Good quality protein bars (or make your own before heading out).
- Good quality granola.
- Savory snacks like roasted chickpeas.
- High-quality protein powder to make your own smoothies (a couple ideas are Vega or Sun Warrior). Be sure to also pack a mini blender, like a Magic Bullet, if needed.
- Don’t forget your drinks. Bring some water with you. I love to infuse my water by adding slices of cucumber, lemon, and/or orange and sometimes a few sprigs of mint. If you’re flying, choose water in the airport and on the plane.
Finding Healthy Food On the Road
- Healthy Out – An iOS app that helps you find restaurants that cater to your dietary preferences, whether you choose to eat vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-carb, etc.
- Food Tripping – Another iOS app designed for road trips, this app helps you find local alternatives to fast food.
- Yelp – An app for either iOS or Android that provides user review and recommendations for restaurants and local businesses.
- Local Eats – Another app for either iOS or Android is great for those who prefer local eateries over chain restaurants.