Can you eat healthy while traveling?
The answer is a profound yes!
Now for the more in-depth explanation…
1. You need to prepare for success
Pack the food you’ll be eating on travel day (think car snacks, cooler for lunch, etc.)
Bring food that will sustain you during your travel period (this applies to destination travel more than long road trip travel)
2. When you eat out, be strategic
Pick vegan or vegan friendly restaurants (eating food from locations you travel can be part of the experience of travel)
HappyCow.net can help you find great local restaurants that are vegan or vegan friendly
Coffee shops are often great for instant oatmeal
Whole Foods Market's (depending on operating restrictions) across the country tend to have vegan options throughout the day like breakfast oatmeal, salad bar throughout the day, and build your own options such as sandwiches and burritos
Chipotle, Qudoba, and Baja Fresh, or local Taquerias can make you a veggie burrito but follow this pro tip - ask for whole beans or clarify they don’t use lard in their refried beans, and ask if they use chicken broth in their rice. #vegantips
Asian cuisines such as Chinese, Thai, and Indian always have vegan veggiefull options.
But remember: vegan doesn't necessarily mean healthy so consider this when you are eating out
3. Pack as much food as you can when road tripping
Make sure you can keep the food fresh in a cooler
Change the ice out every day or two
Pack foods that travel well:
Whole grain bread
Lara Bars (tag)
Fruit such as apples, bananas, oranges
Nut or seed butter
Baked and cooled potatoes or sweet potatoes
Boxed salad greens
4. Stay hydrated
The sodium content of restaurant made food is always high - you need extra water to balance the sodium entering your body
It help with travel constipation that many people face
Tag me, @loveandplants, on social in your travel photos when you utilize these tips. I love hearing from you!