One recurring theme with my clients is “what do I eat when I’m traveling or away from home?” Not having a refrigerator filled with food you like at your disposal is challenging. Whether traveling in a car or on an airplane, a limited variety of healthy food travels well.
Several things I recommend are having varieties of bags of nuts. I like mixing cashews, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and raw peanuts. I bring several bags with me depending on how long I will be away. My Healthy Nut Mix (see recipe on http://www.susandopart.com/recipes) is good for about a week without refrigeration.
One type of seed “crackers” which are portable, crunchy and satisfying are Raw Wheat Free Crusts by Mauk Family Farms available at Whole Foods or the Co-op. They are made from sesame, flax and sunflower seeds. Lydia’s Organics has several types of seed “crackers” that are tasty, portable and travel well. Lara bars are one of the only type I recommend since they have only a few ingredients that do not include additives or sweeteners. The peanut butter and jelly is quite tasty.
If you are in a car and can bring a cooler, foods that travel well include hard-boiled eggs, varieties of turkey/cheese slices, plain yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit and carrot/celery sticks. Having a few of these items can tie you over till your next destination.
If you are in a hotel room, request a refrigerator. Buying a few items to keep such as yogurt, cottage cheese or fruit can save you from getting over hungry, If a business meeting is delayed you have food at your disposal, besides not having to eat out every meal. While eating away from home may not be ideal, these tips can save you time, calories and energy in trying to find healthy food.