Air travelling is stressful even if you are heading to the most exciting destination of your life. If you are following a healthy food lifestyle you know that traveling can be challenging to keep up with your normal daily nutrition routine.
Business trips may make it worse, the constant rush of activities may make it tempting to stop at a fast-food outlet whenever hunger strikes, or indulge in unhealthy snacks or beverages. Put your fear aside and jump on to learn how you can eat healthy while traveling.
Healthy eating Travel tips ( paleo + primal )
Plan it ahead: Whether it’s a business or leisure trip planing it ahead is a key to keep things organized in your mind. Find out about what the hotel serves for breakfast for example. locate some health food stores and healthy restaurants in the area.
Pack your own: You can get all these at whole food or trader joe’s if you are running out of time to make something at home. For the air plane; you can pack some mixed salad, boiled eggs, sardines, tuna, protein bars, fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, salami, beef and salmon jerky, almond butter…etc. For the hotel; We always try to get a hotel room with a kitchen, so we can prepare easy healthy meals that don’t take more than 10 minutes. Checkout my 3 minutes tuna salad.
In case preparing your own meal is not an option make sure to take your lunch box to a healthy food store and fill it up at the salad bar. You can always add some organic roasted chicken, smoked turkey, smoked salmon to your salad.( I use this stainless steel amazing lunch box ).
I was at a convention few weeks ago for few days and this lunch box made my trip much healthier. I packed my own food for the day and only ate out 2 times. Stock your hotel room fridge with some of these extras: Full fat organic yogurt, cheese, fruits and veggies like cucumbers, celery, lettuce, carrots, cherry tomatoes,…etc
Pack more food then clothes: You can always do a load of laundry on your trip and mix and much what you have packed. Read this article about how to minimize packing for vacation. This is about my favorite destination ( Italy ).
Stay hydrated: The air pressure keeps us from being able to fully absorb that oxygen that’s freely moving about the cabin into our bloodstream. This can lead to feelings of fatigue — and a horrible headache, so it’s really important to drink lots of water. Try to avoid plastic water bottles because of hormone disrupting BPA that will cause fat storage. Bring your own bottle and fill it up at the airport.
Use Essential oils: One of my latest travels using essential oils was the most relaxing trips I have ever had. These little drops can do wonders. I usually feel dizzy and want to throw up as soon as I get inside an airplane. Guess what? I travelled with my 10 month old infant few weeks ago and the experience was fantastic. My very best oil was lemon, but also used lots of stress away, panaway and peppermint. ( Buy The most trusted essential oils here )
Power up your coffee: If you are a coffee drinker. Add some vital protein powder and some organic cream. It will taste amazing and give you the power you need to start your day.
Stay active and enjoy yourself: Do your best to eat healthy and stay active on your trip — but whether you’re traveling for work or play — you can (and should!) still indulge on amazing local eats. I love hotels with a hot tub and a swimming pool to finish up my day with a relaxing evening and get ready for the next day.
Traveling with kids: I always see lots of families with so much bags at the airport. I know you all try to keep your kids feeling at home in the hotel, but talk to them about how you will experience new different things and forget about the toys. I usually pack one book and a soft toy for my kids.
kids can be very picky eaters during travel, so pack their favorite healthy snack. I also always take this smoothie blender with me when traveling and make sure to feed them a good nutritious smoothie for breakfast everyday. Checkout my pumpkin and berry protein smoothies for some easy ideas.
Make these recipes in your hotel room: The recipes I am about the share with you can be made in less then 5 minutes.
- Quick chocolate low carb dessert muffin ( from my friend Caitlin the grassfedgirl)
- Easy 3 minute tuna salad
- Quick easy guacamole
- 5 minutes pre-workout recipes
Bonus tip! Restaurants offer processed, iodized table salt, dressings made from vegetable oils, and gluten and sugar bombs for dessert that can add up to bloat, headaches, and unpleasant digestive distress during your trip, so I highly recommend taking your own “travel” unprocessed sea salt and pepper, olive oil for dressing, and dessert foods you enjoy like dark chocolate, Coco-Roons, “paleo” cookies, or Hail Merry treats.