Hi there Readers,
Do all of us know what to eat while travelling ? Well, today we are going to share some eating tips before long journey.
Long trips, whether for work or vacation, tend to limit travelers to eating what is most convenient rather than sticking to a healthy diet. When traveling for hours or even days it becomes very easy to pick up fast food, convenience foods and processed foods. To avoid impulse buys, packing some portable and healthy foods will keep your diet in check and your travels running smooth.
When you pack your suitcase, pack a cooler.with everything you need for a few healthy meals. Packing your meal can also provide you with some flexibility in your travels. You can stop at a park or attraction to enjoy your meal instead of stopping at a restaurant for food. Pack things such as sandwiches or roll-ups made with low sodium deli meats and cheeses, fresh cut fruits and vegetables, low-fat cheese sticks, pre-portioned hummus, and pre-portioned yogurts and cottage cheese.
When traveling by plane, you may be limited to packing foods that will fit in your carry-on. Air travel also means liquid cold packs are not allowed. Whole fruits such as bananas, oranges, pears and apples work for travel because they can be stored at room temperature for a day or two. Cut fruits and vegetables are safe for about two hours outside the refrigerator. Packaged items such as nuts, pre-portioned nut butters, whole grain crackers, dried fruits, kale chips, vacuum sealed tuna and shelf-stable hummus packs are easily packed in luggage and provide protein, fiber and healthy carbohydrates to fuel your travels.
Traveling usually means you have limited access to cooking equipment. Fortunately most rest-stops, fast-food restaurants and cafes will not charge you for tap water, even if it is the hot water used for tea. There are also heated coffee mugs that plug into your car’s cigarette lighter that you could use to heat water. If you’re looking for a hot food, pre-portioned plain oatmeal cups, low or reduced sodium instant soup cups and low sodium rice cups can be a nice addition to your travels.
When traveling it is easy to forget to properly hydrate. As little as 2 percent water loss can make it hard to concentrate on tasks such as driving. Bringing water with you while traveling keeps you hydrated, keeps your mind sharp and makes it easier to avoid tempting sugar sweetened beverages. Keep an ice-cold water bottle in your cup holder and sip frequently during your ride. If you need a little flavor in your drink, try adding some sliced fruit to your water. Lemon slices, strawberries or cucumbers with melon add a light, fruity flavor to water without bogging you down with added sugar.