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Eat These Foods When You Travel

I don't necessarily love to travel, but with many of my family members and friends in New Jersey (I live in South Carolina), traveling has become a pretty regular part of my family's schedule.

Everyone always asks me...

"Isabel, how do you keep up with this way of healthy eating while you’re on the road?"

The very simple answer is PLANNING, PLANNING, PLANNING...but then again, that's the answer to eating healthy even when you're not traveling.

Below is the travel packing strategy I have used and refined pretty successfully over the past few years. It works for airports, car travel, and even just being away from the house for the day (like going to work all day long!).

Isabel's Healthy Travel Eating Tips:

Isabel's Cooler

You must have a really good travel cooler bag. You want to find one that is light (it will get pretty heavy when you pack it with food), easy to carry (this one has a shoulder strap), and contains many compartments (side pockets and front pocket). You also want to invest in some ice packs. For airport travel, I like to use the small soft ice packs as opposed to those hard blue blocks. Remember, you want to keep this as light as possible.

I keep some plastic containers on hand for travel. I always use glass storage containers in my house for all leftovers, but if I’m going to be eating something at an airport or rest stop, I want to be able to eat my meal and then throw away the container. I obviously don’t want to throw away my nice glass containers, so I use plastic. Again, I wouldn't recommend using plastic regularly, but for these once in a while instances, it makes things easier.

Now here is where the major planning comes into play...you must think a few days ahead about which foods you need to have in the house to prepare and cook for your travel day. Some of my favorites are hard boiled eggs, cut up carrots and cucumbers, healthy baked goods (homemade is best), leftover chicken (which you'll see below), raw nuts and fruits (especially apples and bananas which are super easy to transport).

Travel Meal

Here's one of my travel meals for a past trip. The 2 leg quarters came from a whole baked chicken I baked the night before (remember, you have to plan ahead). We ate the breast and wings for dinner, but I saved the leg quarters for my trip. The spinach, asparagus, and spaghetti squash are also left over from the night before (I made more than we needed for dinner for this purpose). My travel meal was all leftovers...super easy!

The next time you travel, remember, you don’t have to surrender to poor airport food. Use the tips above to turn all your travel days into healthy days.

What are your favorite travel foods?

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
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  1. Meal planning   
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  1. Balance   
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  1. Cheat Day   
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  1. Parenting   
       1 posts
  1. Clean eating   
       1 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
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  1. Inspiration   
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