Now that spring is upon on, people are celebrating one of the best parts of spring, SPRING BREAK (however, if you are now working a full-time job this may now be a just a memory as it is for me). With spring break, comes spring break trips, and those can involve a lot of time on the GO by: plane, train, car, etc. Travel can be one of the time where people “slip-up” on their healthy eating simply because they forget to plan. Here are some simple tips to keep you fueled and healthy as you travel during this spring break season:
1) Pack Snacks: I cannot emphasize this enough. If you pack a healthy snack you then know you have a healthy snack to eat later, and do not have to spend extra time trying to track down something from some fast food joint. Some good options include: Fresh Hand Fruit (apple, banana, orange, peach, grapes), Trail Mix (unsalted nuts + dried fruit + dark chocolate chips + whole grain cereal, eg. cheerios), Peanut Butter or Almond Butter on Whole Wheat Bread/English Muffin/Pita, Fresh Vegetable Sticks (carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower)
2) Stay Hydrated: Take a reusable water bottle with you. This way you can stay hydrated during the drive without overloading on caffeine or sugar-sweetened beverages. I know sometimes the caffeine is a necessity, but just try to keep it to a small instead of an extra-large.
3) Stop at a Grocery Store: Instead of stopping at a fast food restaurant, a grocery store is a better option. Here you can get low sodium cold cuts for sandwiches, fresh fruit, yogurt, veggies and hummus, or something from the pre-made section like sushi. Really options are very plentiful here.
How do you eat healthy on the go?
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