Tips for Traveling and Healthy Eating
My kids are on teams that compete and this time of year is the competition season for them both. That means an unusual amount of traveling. I’m not much of a breakfast person and if I’m going to indulge a little while traveling it won’t be on breakfast.
I have found that breakfast is the hardest meal to stay on track with while traveling. Plenty of carbs and sweet treats readily available but that’s not the case with whole grains and protein. A light bulb moment in Kroger and problem solved! I saw a display with an [inexpensive] Oster mini blender and it hit me. I can travel with my smoothie ingredients. It’s so simple it made me wonder why I hadn’t thought of it before. I know why…traveling with milk and keeping it cold. I don’t always have the opportunity to go to a grocery store while traveling and even if I did not all hotels have refrigerators in the rooms. Another light bulb moment, Silk Almond Milk in small cartons (perfect size for packing) that doesn’t require refrigeration. Granted, I was a
little lot skeptical about milk that doesn’t have to be refrigerated but it was worth trying. Score! Healthy breakfast while traveling problem solved!
Edited to add: The biggest obstacle to smoothies-on-the-go was the actual traveling to our destination with milk. That’s no longer a problem, but once opened the Silk Almond has to be refrigerated. Working around that has been easy. There is often a mini fridge in the hotel room, if not already available I have been able to request a refrigerator be brought to my room and I have used a full ice bucket for the milk but not for longer than a day.
Supplies that are easily packed in a suitcase:
- mini blender
- protein powder (I use Vega Performance Protein) and scoop
- chi seeds
- Silk Almond Milk (small carton, unrefrigerated)
Another Traveling Tip
I always eat oatmeal with banana and almond butter before a race. Traveling? No problem. I make packets of oats, chia and protein powder in baggies and use the coffee maker (sans coffee) for hot water to make breakfast. Easy. Convenient. And breakfast while traveling problem solved.
On the Menu
BIG Salad Bar
E2 Open Face Basic Sandwich
Broccoli Slaw with Dried Fruit and Nuts
Vegetable Enchiladas with Bean Sauce
Easy Bean and Rice Wraps
Apple with Almond Butter
Edamame Hummus with E2 Crackers
Dried Edamame and Cranberries
What tips do you have for healthy eating while traveling? Are you a breakfast person?
Coming soon! Details for the next 13 in 2013 virtual race!