What's your first instinct when you're traveling and you roll into a new town? Sniff out the nearest restaurant? Check the hotel's mini-bar? Pull into a convenience store?
As a matter of fact, it's very easy to get healthy food when you're traveling. I personally rely almost 100% on grocery stores when I'm on the road.
And because of that, I've formed a healthy travel food grocery shopping routine which I could now probably put together with my eyes closed, and which varies only slightly in my extremely frequent airplane and car travels (which is why you may notice that the healthy grocery shopping video below closely resembles another video I shot a year ago called “How To Shop For Healthy Groceries”.)
In case you missed that…you basically need:
A wrap (preferably sprouted, gluten-free, from frozen foods section)
Some dark leafy greens (in this case, mustard greens)
A cheese (I typically go for feta or goat)
A protein (in this case, sardines in olive oil)
A fat (in this case, organic peanut butter)
A cheat food so you don't end up at the local ice cream shoppe (in this case, an 80% dark chocolate bar)
Fruit (pears are usually a good choice, and I eat these before or after my travel exercise sessions + banans for breakfast)
Coconut water (although if I were traveling for racing or working out heavily, I would instead choose coconut milk)
Sparkling water (satiates the appetite and keeps you from boredom eating when combined with gum)
So using the items above, a typical travel day of eating would involve:
Early morning run (pre-workout pear)
Breakfast: banana + LivingProtein + peanut butter
Lunch: Avocado + tomato + cheese + greens + sardines in a wrap
Afternoon snack: Coconut water
Dinner: Eat out (sample some local fare – I typically go for fish + vegetables)
Dessert: 1/2 dark chocolate bar
What do you think? Do you have questions? Them leave them below and I'll respond!