I’ve been jetsetting all over the country lately, and it can be hard/annoying to find foods similar to what I eat at home. But this is the most exciting part of my life so far!! This is what I normally try and get:
1) Breakfast: keeping it simple with oatmeal, fruit, milk, coffee (isn’t the dishware cute?!) No-fail places would be commercial coffee shops (Caribou, Pete’s, Starbucks) or Jamba Juice. I normally ate at my hotel, where I would avoid the pastries like the plague.
2) Lunch: It’s actually hard to find something without many simple carbohydrates. I found the best healthy restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin (Fit 2 Eat) where I got chicken, roasted vegetables, and a quinoa salad. Check their menu http://www.fit2eatmadison.com/ for ideas!
3) Dinner: Grilled salmon and some savory vegetables.
4) Chocolate Chip cookie I walked 2 miles round trip for. You know you want a cookie when you’re willing to walk 20 minutes to Whole Foods to get and 20 minutes home. Note to self: too crunchy, blehhh.
- search “healthy food” or “healthy restaurant” on yelp
- be willing to walk to your destinations
- head to a nearby grocery store to get meals from the deli or hot foods bar
- Really try to stay away from breakfast pastries and muffins which are EVERYWHERE I’ve discovered. If you really want that chocolate marble muffin, then just tell yourself to wait until the last day of your trip to get it. At least that way, you practice going without unhealthy, sugary foods for sometime and exercising a little will power.
- Don’t be too picky, it will just stress you out more.
- Enjoy and explore!
- Try decadent desserts or dishes only if you absolutely cannot get them in your hometown.
Honestly…there have been dinners comprised of almonds, carrots, and hummus but for the most part, I put in the effort to get something healthy. Also, purchasing most, if not all, of your meals gets pricey. However, sometimes convenience is better than stressing over rationing meals, hoarding food at the breakfast buffet for lunch, and dealing with leftovers.
Do you have any advice on staying fit and energized while travelling? I could also use some packing advice (especially for shoes!)