Healthy Living while Traveling
Healthy living is really easy when we are at home and have all the tools available to us.. a stocked fridge, our gym down the street, a working kitchen. Traveling, however, has challenges that are easy to overcome with a bit of planning ahead.
I’ll say it again… PLANNING AHEAD is the key to healthy living while traveling.
#1 TIP: PACK SNACK PACKS!
I have had friends make fun of me for years for packing so many snacks on long flights, but in the end they always thank me for sharing my healthy snacks. When PB and I travel to Rhode Island, we pack a full bag of snacks. We might not eat them all, but we have them there in case traffic should be bad (it almost always is) or for the ride home. Last weekend we packed:
-a big bag of carrot sticks
-some kettle chips (which we never ate)
-2 TLC bars
-2 Clif Z bars
-2 Luna Protein bars
-2 cans of seltzer
-2 large bottles of water
In our 6 hour ride up, we ate the carrots, each had a bar, I had a few dates, and we finished most of the drinks.
One time, when I was first really passionate about healthy living, I packed my yogurt snack for the airport. I was traveling to Philly right around the time I would eat my snack. I packed the yogurt in 2 small 3 oz containers to make it through security, and I even brought along a paper bowl and plastic spoon to put my yogurt in when it was time to eat it. That may have been a little extreme, but it is a great example that with a little planning, healthy living is easy.
A second part to this tip is to always carry a few bars in your purse or suitcase. Bars may not be real food, and yes they contain added sugars and such. However, when the options are a choice between mozzarella sticks at TGI Fridays or a bagel at Dunkin’ Donuts, you will be thankful for those bars.
What are your tips for healthy living while traveling?