Eating when traveling can be a challenge, even for the healthiest among us. Here are some tips to keep your health and energy at optimum levels when you’re on the go for a family roadtrip or for work travel.
Make your first stop a supermarket
This is secret #1 – a good grocery store can be your salvation to find bottled water, fresh fruit smoothies, and on-the-go snacks like nuts, cut fruit and veggies, yogurt, string cheese and granola bars.
Add greens to your morning routine. If you have a smoothie, egg sandwich or omelet on the go, add some leafy greens for extra nutrition, fiber and sustained energy.
Don’t forget to hydrate!
When its hotter in the summer, you really need to be conscientious about drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water throughout the day. If you feel tired or drowsy, it could be dehydration.
Treat yourself to a real meal once a day and eat what’s in season – choose fresh, local fruits and veggies, meats and dairy. The prices might be a little higher but the flavors will be worth it. Keep red meat to a minimum and consider sustainable fish like salmon for a change to your diet.
Apps like Yelp and Google Maps can help you find these kinds of farm-to-table restaurants even if you’re unfamiliar with the area you’re visiting.
Don’t put off your fitness routine. If you are in a schedule of going to the gym a few times a week, walking during lunch time, or doing yoga before bed, keep these routines going for optimum health, energy, and sleep.
Happy and healthy travels this summer!