Fox40 News October 23, 2017

Eating Healthy While Traveling

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  1. Travel with food: Options include whole fruit such as apples, nuts already portioned in quarter-cup serving sizes, pumpkin seeds and roasted edamame. If traveling by car, bring a cooler along with mess-free foods like hard-boiled eggs, string cheese and nut butter, or turkey sandwiches.
    1. Breakfast: portioned oatmeal with hemp seeds, chia seeds, dried fruit and nuts
    2. Cereal bar like Square Organics, they are delicious, gluten free, non-GMO, lower in sugar and high in protein
    3. Apple slices and nut butter
    4. On the plane: drink ½ glass OJ, vitamin C helps boost your immune system and it naturally contains electrolytes
      1. Bring an empty water bottle to refill

 

  1. Healthier options when eating at fast food restaurants: grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce & tomato, hold the mayo and fries, chose a side salad or fresh fruit. If you can’t resist French fries, order the smallest portion and share or eat half.

 

  1. When in Rome: eat local. You’ll be eating fresher, local ingredients that typically have fewer preservatives and get a chance to explore that culture’s unique food.

 

  1. Stay active: schedule your workouts, when at the airport walk around instead of sitting down before departing. Try to incorporate movement throughout your day.

 

  1. Prepare and freeze a healthy home-cooked meal for your return à slow cooker freezer bag meal.