My Fiancé and I love to travel. We are constantly taking road trips on the weekend. Whether the destination is 20 minutes away or hours away; we are always on the move. Being on the road and traveling can make it hard to maintain your healthy lifestyle when the only places to stop at are fast food restaurants. But don’t give in to the unhealthy options. The best way to avoid giving into the processed and greasy foods, is to prep your own food for your trip.
If we are going on a long trip, I will stop by the grocery store the day before and meal prep. My Fiancé and I took a trip from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina and I filled up a cooler with foods that we could eat on the way down. It saved us money, time, and our health.
Great road snacks:
Prepping a meal
You can always prep meals like, sandwiches, salads, potatoes, rice and bean dishes, and pasta dishes. There are endless options of what you can make and bring. Just remember to bring your napkins and utensils :-)
Stopping for food at a rest stop
If you end up stopping at a rest stop to grab food, there are always healthy choices you can gravitate to. For example I’ll go to the quick mart at the rest stop to grab the small containers of salads, yogurt, or fruit, veggies, and cheese platters. If there is a starbucks, you can order a cup of oatmeal with nuts and/or dried fruit, which will keep you full in calories and nutrition.
Enjoy your travels and continue your healthy habits
Next time you are traveling by car, just remember you have options to help keep your healthy lifestyle from being sabotaged. If you stop at a rest stop you can look for the healthier options, or you can be proactive with your trip, and prep your meals and snacks before your adventure.
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”