Healthy Traveler’s Tips: Tip One

Take advantage of healthy options offered around you (sometimes they’re even free!) If you’re staying at a hotel, look for healthy snacks and drinks that are provided.

Fresh Fruit 

Bananas and apples are often complementary during a hotel stay. Usually these are found in the hotel lobby or gym. It’s (literally) easy to grab and will last a few days sans refrigeration, making it a perfect on the go pick.

20161023_110315Bananas and apples are great “pre-workout” foods too. Grab a piece of fruit, lace up your shoes, and head outside to explore.

4 Reasons To Eat An Apple/Banana Each Day:

  • Both fruits are very nutrient dense foods with lots of vitamins and minerals. They will fill you up with good for your body carbs.
  • These fruits make great snacks. Their goodness provides the vitamins and minerals that help your body run at its best.
  • Did you know these fruit give a caffeine-free energy boost? Because of their easy to digest carbs, apples and bananas fuel your body almost as fast as you consume them.
  • Eating naturally high fiber foods is the best way to keep fiber in your diet. The fiber improves your gastrointestinal health too.


Hot water for tea, coffee, and water are sometimes complementary as well. The coffee, tea and hot water are located in or near the lobby. And for chilled water, most hotel gyms have a water cooler or at least a bubbler. (For non-Wisconsinites, a water fountain LOL.)275px-A_small_cup_of_coffee

Some hotels have fruit water too. If not, limes, lemons, grapefruits, and oranges travel well, so if you like flavored water, keep some around so that you can have fruit water whenever you want.

Healthful living is possible whether you are constantly on the go or a constant homebody. Watch for more healthy tips and tricks to come!

Want healthy delicious snacks to keep in your purse or pocket? Here are a few of my favs!

 Lara Bars are delicious and their flavor is spot on!

 This popcorn is soy free and GF. You’ll love it.



Drink Coffee Today In Celebration Of National Coffee Day

400 million cups of coffee are consumed everyday here in the United States. That’s a lot of coffee!  Not only does it taste great, it’s healthful too.

weightsCoffee for an energy boost

Coffee contains caffeine, 95mg per 8 oz cup to be exact. Caffeine wakes us up, enhances our athletic performance and keeps us alert. Caffeine (in moderation) is a great fit for an active healthy lifestyle.

Coffee as a natural appetite suppressant

The caffeine and antioxidants in coffee work together as an appetite suppressant. Caffeine heightens your metabolic rate showing increases upwards of 10%!

Coffee for Antioxidants

Levels of antioxidants are absolutely booming in this dark beverage. So much so, that in a typical diet, Americans ingest more antioxidants while drinking coffee than eating fruits and vegetables combined.

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Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 are all present in coffee. With Potassium and Manganese as well, this beverage packs a good dose of vitamins all hidden within your satisfying cup. And while the percentages aren’t very high per 8 oz, (all under 10%) after 2-3 cups, the amounts become an adequate source of said vitamins.


Coffee For Variety

There is a cup of “Joe” out there for everyone. Cold, hot, cold-pressed and iced are all deliciously different in their own ways. Add a splash of almond milk (my personal favorite) or any of several add-ins and enjoy!


Coffee is a staple in the American diet. 65% of coffee is consumed in the morning, another 30%  between meals and the remaining 5% at lunch or dinner. Want a coffee for free today? Check out this link for the goods. Happy National Coffee Day!



Two Ingredient Homemade Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is the best on a hot day! But nobody likes when the ice cubes water it down. These homemade coffee ice cubes create a great flavor and chill your drink too!

Coffee Ice Cubes


  • 1 cup fresh (but not hot) coffee
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk

Mix the coffee and almond milk and pour into ice cube tray. Freeze until solid and place cubes into plastic bags to be used at your convenience.

Tip: The trays require about 2 cups of liquid total so you would need 4 cups altogether to fill two trays.

Iced Coffee

Mix 6 oz coffee (fresh but not hot) and 2 oz almond milk with 4-5 coffee ice cubes and you’ve got an Emmy Iced Coffee!

Iced coffee makes a warm morning almost refreshing and is a great afternoon pick-me-up too. This recipe requires a little bit of prep time however once made it is great to have on hand for convenience. Enjoy!




Antioxidants for Anti-Aging

Antioxidants boost healthy skin with their wrinkle fighting power. They also combat dull skin and discoloration. For your best look, incorporate these antioxidant filled foods and drinks into your diet.

Blueberries Blueberries-In-Pack

Blueberries are full of Vitamin C which is vital in the production of collagen and elastin. Firm up your skin with these delicious berries.

Red_Wine_GlassRed Wine

The antioxidant resveratrol is found in red wine. Resveratrol helps fight fine lines and wrinkles. 5 oz of red wine is a daily indulgence that is practically guilt-free!

Green Tea

Whether flavored or original, green tea is said to be one of the best antioxidant drinks there is. Green tea is packed with antioxidants called polyphenols that fight against free radicals (molecules that destroy healthy skin tissue.) 2-3 cups of green tea each day gives you 240 to 320 milligrams of polyphenols and will maximize your health benefits.


This morning brew is full of antioxidants too. Drinking coffee increases blood circulation thus promoting healthy skin. Lotions or scrubs with coffee have benefits too such as protecting your skin against UV carcinogens (harsh rays from the sun) and qualities that repair skin tissue.

Along with beta carotene, Vitamins C and A are of the most powerful antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are your ticket to getting these much needed vitamins into your system. Be sure to look for produce in purple, blue, red, yellow and orange hues to maximize the antioxidants you consume.

These are just a few choice favorites packed with antioxidant power. Dark chocolate, fresh thyme and avocados also work to combat wrinkles and smooth your skin. Consume all of these and more to promote and enhance the effects of antioxidants for anti-aging.