Mar 3, 2014
Stomach upsets on any journey is something you absolutely want to avoid at all costs. This makes travelling a great challenge especially in terms of the type of food you will be eating throughout the journey and at the same time keep fit and healthy. Being away from the comfort zone of your home, you have to employ some changes in your diet as not everything you used to cherish is offered at the table. Bearing this in mind, here are some healthy eating tips that will make your journey to be a success.
Buy a small travel blender
Invest on a portable travel blender if you are planning to go for long road trips. I take it as an investment since you will still need the blender some other time when you are travelling. In many places you can purchase non-electric blender that is manually operated. The blenders help you to make hotel room smoothies from the fruits you are offered for breakfasts. The procedure is easy; mix the fruits with water and other supplements that you may have left the previous day. Most recommended supplements are hemp or Vega protein based powders and green powders like Vita mineral and Sprinula powders. You can also make your food from nut milks and other grinding down seeds that will provide you enough energy to see the better part of the day.
Make quick salads
If you don’t have the necessary cutlery don’t hesitate to ask for help from the hotel, this will see you prepare well dressed salads from bananas, lettuces, tahinis and lemons that you can acquire from nearby malls and supermarkets. These great snacks will help you keep healthy while still on travel. You can also pack some sandwiches and keep them in ice box to keep fresh and cool. You will save a lot while still eating healthy in every step of your journey.
Don’t rely on airlines foods
Only few airlines are out there to serve you, they have integrated special services where you can contact them early and book special meals, vegetarians have an upper hand. You can also pack your own foods, cacao nubs, raw nuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkins among other dried fruits come in handy to supplement airline foods. Apples, cucumbers, carrots and capsicums also travel well; include almond butter, guacamole and other related snacks in your package. Keep hydrated by taking honey, herbal tea and bobble throughout the flight. Remember that some countries have quarantine regulations so you have to carry out your research well before packaging some in flight snacks for your journey.
Pack a personal kit
It’s at times very frustrating looking for a knife and all you can is remember the many knives lying on your kitchen, to avoid such moments during your travel, carry a pair of knife, a cutting board, utensils, collapsible cooler, few spices, dish washing detergent, zip lock bags, and a bowl that has a lid. You can use the bowl for soups, salad and snacks. The lid will be handy as it can multipurpose and serve as a plate. Some hotels have kitchens and having your cutlery will be one way to see you eat healthy as you can prepare what you want.
Whether you will be traveling to Dubai or Africa, eating away from can pose a few challenges. To overcome them, pre-planning is vital as it will mean the difference between health and illness. Inco-operate some of these tips that will see you have a happy and healthy trip.
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