The good news is that if you plan in advance you can successfully eat healthy on the go. It just takes time and thought.
Every day, I look at my schedule and figure out a meal plan for myself and whoever is with me. This way I don't wind up grabbing convenience foods, which are often not healthy or tasty choices.
I will share in this post some tips that work for me and my family. I will tell my story in pictures. I hope this advice can help you too.
|Packing food for a family vacation!|
We eat in the hotel as much as we can.
|Recently on a trip on my own, I had a hotel with a fridge and a microwave.|
I shopped at Whole Foods for the week.
I have here: bean soup, teriyaki chicken, and chicken lettuce wraps.
|Veggie burger with tomato, lettuce, and guacamole.|
About 420 calories here.
I added a side salad.
|At a coffee shop and my husband needed breakfast.|
I got him whole wheat toast with brie cheese and an apple chutney topping.
Served with a side of grapes.
|Sometimes restaurants do not have nutritional information available.|
Here is where you have to challenge yourself to make good choices.
We were at a stir fry restaurant.
I chose: shrimp and a ton of veggies.
About 2 tbsp. of soy sauce.
|Here is my stir fried dinner.|
Photo taken by my son.
Photobomb courtesy of my husband.
|Breakfast to me is a must.|
Again, my favorite breakfast is here: Power Yogurt
I pack this often on days I travel.
If I am on the go and there is no microwave, I pack this as a lunch in a cooler bag.
|Pack: Greek yogurt, bag of granola/nuts, bag of berries.|
Recently I forgot my power yogurt and I was in a hotel with a fridge.
I found a nearby market and bought these items so I could put together this breakfast.
|I was traveling and needed lunch.|
I found a salad restaurant in a mall.
|Granola is a great snack and easy to take on the go.|
|I wrote a post about these peanut butter oat bars.|
I love taking these when I am on the go.
Sometimes these are a great breakfast or big snack.
|On the go in the car is common.|
We pack fruit for the kids.
Usually, I add a bag of nuts for some protein.
Once again, fruit is easy and portable.
|I hunt out farmers markets wherever I travel.|
In this example, I was in Poland.
If you are ever in Poland, eat as many apples as you can.
They are the BEST!