It’s no secret that staying on track and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while traveling is HARD. Whether you’re traveling on a plane or by car, temptation lurks at every stop. Fast food, snack packs, high calorie, processed foods… these are generally your only options. WOMP WOMP! However, planning ahead can make a big impact in helping you stay on track.
I travel nearly every month for work or for fun, and have learned from my mistakes. Below are my TOP healthy travel tips!
1. Plan your trip, and know what your non-negotiables are. I’m currently sitting on a plane, headed to my yearly Beachbody coach summit. You better believe I will be celebrating my teams’ accomplishments (hello, bubbly) along with indulging in some regional treats (you had me at beignet); however, knowing the things that I WILL be indulging in allows me to commit to staying 100% for the rest of my meals and scheduling workouts in daily using Beachbody on Demand. Long story short… PICK YOUR INDULGENCE instead of indulging the entire time.
2. Buy snacks for your trip. I NEVER rely on the airport food or whatever food I can find along the way. It’s usually junk. Instead I plan ahead and purchase healthy snacks to bring with me. Below is a list of my favorites (most from Trader Joe’s):
- Shakeology packets: the perfect way to get your nutrients in and can simply be mixed with water as a snack or a quick breakfast.
- Just Beets: if you like beets, you’ll like these. They are chip equivalents, and I LOVE THEM. They are literally dehydrated beets. That’s it! Find them at Trader Joe’s.
- Mixed nuts: purchase in bulk, and pre-portion into ziploc baggies. You can also find portioned baggies already assembled at most stores (including Trader Joe’s). Make sure there isn’t a bunch of candy in them (not healthy), and they aren’t heavily salted. SALT FREE IS THE WAY TO BE.
- Kale Chips: I HATE KALE, if it’s not seasoned correctly. Seriously, I do. However, a lot of kale chips in the marketplace are super tasty. You can by premade ones (I like these), or make your own (recipe here).
- Bring an empty reusable water bottle. DRINK WATER. The end.
- RX Bars: I like these because they’re clean, have no added sugar or junk. They are sweetened using dates… REAL. Don’t get crazy with these, but they’re good to have on hand for emergencies. Most grocery stores have them.