I understand how difficult it is to eat healthy while you are staying out of town for business or vacation. There are so many unhealthy restaurants on every corner. Although your options might be limited, most hotels will have a refrigerator and a microwave. Some rooms even have a small stove, so make sure you call and ask ahead of time to see if these are available.
As long as you prepare and plan ahead and accept that you will have to make adjustments, eating healthy while you’re out of town doesn’t have to be stressful.
My roommate and I planned a vacation and we bought some foods we could take on the trip. You can also find healthy alternatives at local supermarkets or even convenience stores. Most gas stations at least have apples, bananas, nuts, beef jerky, and protein bars. Here are some yummy snacks I bought from Walmart that we enjoyed along the drive. These are also some snacks you can store in your hotel fridge. If you would like to see more quick and healthy recipes, I will leave the link down below to my Fit Vacation series.
I’m really into yogurt, especially on mornings when I don’t have a huge appetite. I recently changed what yogurt I buy because there are healthier options. Yoplait is a fan favorite, but mainly because they use artificially-sweetened flavors. Greek yogurt not only has twice as much protein as other yogurts, it contains less sugar too!
Nuts are awesome snacks packed full of protein and fiber, which helps keep you full longer. No matter which nut you choose, they are all healthy in moderation and relatively low in calories.
Fruits do so much more than give you vitamins and mineral to energize your body. Fruits & veggies also keep your digestive system regular and help prevent so many illnesses.
I have recently discovered my love for applesauce. If I’m feeling a little tired or need a little ounce of energy, I will grab a packet of this delicious snack. It’s a fun way to get in some extra carbs.
So, anything will a lot of protein is going to taste… well, you know. I can actually handle Quest bars. I don’t feel like I have to gag them down. Right now, my favorite flavors are the chocolate chip mint & the cookies n’ cream. The macros are banging! Fat: 7g Carbs: 23g, Protein: 20g
Freeze Dried Fruits
Maybe you don’t have access to a fridge for some strange reason. You can buy freeze dried fruit instead. Most frozen fruits are packed with sugar, but the sugar is actually extracted from the freeze-dried fruit. They are also a very low-calorie snack with lots or fiber.
You could get a little creative with your side dishes. Microwaveable rice is another great carb choice that helps to fuel your muscles. You could add this to any meal or snack. You can make regular rice in the microwave by adding 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice and cooking it for 15-20 minutes.
Fish isn’t always the easiest food to incorporate into your diet. But the amount of vitamins and minerals that you get when eating fish has a beneficial impact on the body. Tuna contains a low amount of saturated fats, which are known to cause high cholesterol. Not only is it healthy for your heart, but it is a great source of protein.
The beautiful thing about protein shakes is that all you need is a shaker bottle and some protein powder. I picked up this travel packet from The Vitamin Shoppe and all you do is add water!
What are your favorite snacks?
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Peace & Love,