I get it. While traveling, maintaining the healthy habits that you’ve developed at home can be HARD! I mean, why wouldn’t you splurge and get the dessert at the fancy restaurant or swap your typical water for a sugary beverage? You’re on a trip after all! However, eating like that can be okay once in a while, but if you know that your vacation is more than a few days long, then all those unhealthy habits can really add up quick! Here are 5 insanely easy way that we use to eat healthy while traveling:
Have some sort of kitchen in your rental
Whether you are renting a hotel or a campsite, there are always options available to be able to cook some of your own meals. For example, when booking a hotel check out long-term stay hotels because they tend to have a small kitchen. If those aren’t available, you can find hotel rooms that have a mini fridge and a microwave which can help considerably in your quest of eating healthy! Campsites usually have fire pits and sometimes even provided grills available. Bring a cooler to replace the need for a fridge.
Plan your road trip meals and snacks in advance
Like most things in life, planning is key. I go from not hungry to starving in approximately 3.2 seconds so it’s so important that I have healthy snacks on hand or else we usually end up pulling over at a greasy fast food restaurant. Wolo Snacks have been a lifesaver when it comes to packing healthy snacks. Their protein wander bars are packed with healthy ingredients such as a protein blend, flaxseed, turmeric, and coconut oil. And with 15 grams of protein, they always make it into our hiking backpacks! Steve’s favorite flavor is Lemon Cake while mine has got to be the Mint Chocolate Chip.
More grocery store trips
Here’s a map that shows how common it is to get into a situation with no supermarkets within a mile. If you are from a big city it might come as a shock to you when you are out in the country and realize that there’s not a store sitting on every block. Plan ahead. By visiting grocery stores to purchase food not only do you save a lot of money, but it’s a lot easier to find healthy options. In some supermarkets, they even have a deli with fresh meals available for purchase.
Order healthier options at restaurants
Because of recent trends, most restaurants have several healthy plates available for those looking for a lighter meal. While you’re traveling it’s typical to eat out, but no one is making you order the full rack of ribs with a side of everything. Chicken and rice, salads, vegetable-packed sandwiches, etc. are all available! A recent study was conducted and a few popular fast food joints that offer healthier meals include Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Panera Bread, and even Wendy’s!
Watch what you are drinking
My weakness? Diet Coke. If I could I would love to drink one a day. Now while I don’t do that, I do tend to drink more soda while traveling. It gets really easy to start answering the “What do you want to drink?” questions with a sugary beverage name when you’re not at home. Resist the urge and try to stick with water! Not only will it keep you more hydrated, but it’s also a much healthier option.
Best of luck to you with your goal of eating healtheir while traveling! Happy (and healthy) travels!
This article was sponsored by Wolo Snacks but all opinions remain our own.