As we discussed last week, planning ahead is the key to successful nutrition choices while traveling or on vacation. Planning ahead can refer to knowing where and when you can stop for food, and therefore what your choices will be when you do stop, or planning to bring snacks along for the ride that you either purchased in advance or prepared to take with you.
Depending on who you are, what your goals are, what your body tolerates, etc., your snack choices are going to vary on an individual basis.
Some ideas that can easily be adaptable for your particular needs are:
Some PURCHASABLE Snacks:
Hummus & veggies
Greek Yogurt (no-sugar added)
Terra Vegetable Chips
Some PREPPABLE Snacks:
Deli meat roll-up with hummus & slivered veggies inside (cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers)
Homemade granola or trail mix
Anything you don’t mind eating cold!
*Make sure to read the label of any snacks you purchase. As a reminder on how to do so and what it important to understand when reading a food label, please refer back to the blog post titled “What do I look for when buying food?”
Goals while traveling:
1) drink plenty of water
2) get in as many veggies as possible, raw or cooked
3) be aware of the processed foods you consume, they can be very high in fat, salt, or sugar!
4) if eating at a restaurant, ask for any toppings or sauces on the side so that you can control how much you eat
5) BE PICKY! Restaurants will accommodate your requests if you simply ask.
Your C5 Nutrition Coach,