What do airports, gas stations, and drive-thrus share in common? They all tend to have boring, downright dismal food options. Although there are several healthy options you may have to dig for, these travel stops are mostly crowded with greasy tacquitos that have been rolling on the grill for hours on end, sticky cinnamon buns, and bland white-bread sandwiches.
Pack Your Snack
You shouldn't have to lower your standards for health just because the options are low. You can save yourself the trouble of having to hunt through the less nutritious options and pack your own snacks. Although it's an extra item to add to your packing list, it's well worth the effort to stash a few options in your carry-on baggage or cooler.
Need ideas? Pack some whole grain, low-carb bread or tortillas, or sprouted grain bread and spread some raw almond, macadamia, or cashew nut butter on it. Cut it in half and put each into a plastic bag and you easily have two snacks ready when you're feeling jittery. It works well with a non-fat milk you may find on the road.
You'll be packing more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants with you than you can list if you make a fruit or veggie bag. Chomp on a bag full of bell peppers, snow peas, carrots, a small apple, berries, peaches, or a pear. Mix whole fruits with some pumpkin seeds and you've got yourself a sweet, salty combo to look forward to next time your stomach calls.
Drinking smart is just as important as eating smart. Make sure to stay well hydrated with plenty of water. You can also pack some Greenergy travel packs. It's hard enough to fight jet lag. Unhealthy food can make it worse. Keep your mind clear and your body energized with this antioxidant-rich energy mix you can easily mix with water.
No Time for Packing
You don't have to feel guilty if you cannot pre-pack some healthy goods before flying across the country or road-tripping to your destination. Healthy protein bars do exist thanks to several amazing ingredients found in nature and a company's commitment to keep artificial ingredients, artificial preservatives, and hydrogenated oils out of the recipe. EnergyFirst Permalean bars are tasty high-protein, low-carb bars that will keep you energized on your travels. These bars are safe for the whole family so pack some extras if you're kids are tagging along.
Traveling is stressful enough. Why stress about toxins, high fructose corn syrup, added sugars, and a host of other artificial ingredients. Knowing how to eat smart while on the road brings a whole new meaning to what it takes to be travel savvy. Save these tips for your next expedition.