Come Fly With Me
In the past years, regulations about bringing food on the plane have become very strict. Mainly if you’re traveling abroad, make sure you check the local rules. This avoids having your delicious goodies taken away from you before you even get on your flight.
While it has been creating opportunities for healthy food restaurants to offer cleaner meals (after you’ve passed security controls), it isn’t a rule of thumb everywhere yet. The same goes for vending machines with alternatives to chocolate bars and soda.
Yes, you can find more fruit salad and juices but unless you’re sure they’re available at the airport you’re traveling from, don’t count on it. Besides, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Packing your travel snacks with you is still the wisest choice.
In general, small portions of dry and non-perishable food are accepted on board. Take a couple of protein bars, a bag of nuts and a portion of a protein powder like PR3 with you.
Another option for longer flights is opting for healthier menus when booking your ticket. Various airlines offer vegetarian or vegan menus these days. They are generally lighter and healthier meals compared to the standard ones. And you can surely save some calories by having a portion of fruit instead of a sugary dessert.
On the Road Again
It’s not like you won’t a find a single place to eat when you travel by car. The question, though, is: Will you find healthy food when hunger hits you?
Most people are still more interested in quick fixes than in quality meals when on the road. As the main goal is arriving at the destination as fast as possible, having a picnic isn’t always an option. A drive-through restaurant feels like a much better choice. But whether or not you have lots of time to spare, you can still keep your meals in check when traveling by car.
In addition to our flight suggestions, you can also bring a lunch box or a cooler with you to store cold snacks. Some options you can carry with you are:
- Greek yogurt
- Homemade salad
- Homemade sandwiches
- Grilled chicken
To make sure you get all your ingredients bring your greens with you too. You can add G3 to any meal to keep your vitamins in check, for example.
Also for the Little Ones
You don’t have to be an athlete or follow a specific diet to follow a healthy diet. Nutrition is important to everyone, old and young. That’s why when traveling with kids, you should make sure you have healthy travel snacks for them as well.
It’s true that children love sweets, soda and other sugary goods but you know they aren’t the best alternatives for them. While leading by example is the best way to guide the little ones, it’s also important to give them the tools to do it right. When traveling with kids, bring for them:
- Sliced fruit
- Dry cereal
- Whole grain crackers
- Fresh veggies
- Half sandwiches
Depending on their preference, you can also have the same snacks as yours. Try to make them “cuter” by cutting smaller slices or adding some color just for fun. Small tomatoes and carrots are ideal for that!
Trips can be tiring for children of all ages. It can be refreshing for them if their meals have an extra touch.
Fun and Business
Carrying healthy travel snacks with you is also great when you are away for business. The same tips can be used when traveling abroad for an important meeting or when hitting the road for a convention in a neighbor state.
If your schedule is tight, a protein shake can save the day. For extra focus and energy have C3 on hand, as well.
As you can see, it’s possible to stay healthy when traveling no matter the situation. The next time you go on a trip, don’t leave home without your travel snacks.
Don’t forget to get your sweat on when you travel!
Originally published by Megan Grant on April 18, 2017