Healthy Travel Tips: Tip Two

IMG_20170604_173802Have a salad each day for a meal.

I know, soup and salad is my favorite so it’s easy for me to say that. But salads are really tasty and so healthful for you!

To round out your meal, order a side of chicken wings or fruit. Want more reasons why salads are the best meal around, here’s six:

  1. Salads are full of vegetables, making them one of the healthiest things you can eat.
  2. Salads can be vegetarian, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and more, so you can add them to every day eating for everybody.
  3. Salads can be topped with just about anything from lean protein to fruit.
  4. Salads are full of fiber and therefore great for digestion.
  5. Salads are ethnically diverse so you can have a Greek Salad one day and an Italian Salad the next.
  6. Salads are delicious.

Maybe number six should have been number 1 because salads are so yummy! At any rate, this tip is easy to do and will help you feel your best, whether busy at home or on the go traveling.

Watch for more travel tips on my blog and my new (healthy tips) book, coming soon!

In between meals, I make sure to have healthy, grabable snacks on hand all the time. Here are some of my favorites:

These are like healthy fruit roll ups, but flat. I could eat these everyday.

Just yum.

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.

Drinks

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.