FoodDec 02 - 2019

On The Road Guidelines

Traveling for work or pleasure requires planning. We mostly focus on the accommodations, car, flights, schedules and our food routine often falls to the sidelines. Like all the other components of travel, it’s all in the planning and preparation.

Checklist of must-haves for any travel:

  • Lunch bag – to stock quick go to snacks
  • Nuts & trail mixes (make your own combination of various nuts, coconut flakes, dried fruit (without oil/sugar)
  • Quest or Larabars
  • Fruits (all varieties) – many fruit don’t require any prep work, so they are quick to pick up and put in the bag
  • Veggies (cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots…)

Now if you only have a few items in your bag, you’re o to a good start. If you’re driving, then it becomes even easier. There are plenty of opportunities to stock up at a grocery store, market or even some gas stops o er decent choices.

If you’re ying, your lunch bag is even more crucial. Airplane menus should be avoided. Some Airports now have great options, just let us know which air- port you’re ying through and we can give you the options available.

The key is to not be tempted by all the savoury & sweet snacks available at all convenience stops. If you’re well prepared and make the smart choice, you’ll have a great road trip!

Accommodations tip

When making your hotel selection, a great way to stay on track, save time and money is to get a room with
a refrigerator & microwave. Not all hotels/rooms have them, but you should always ask. You ll your fridge quick go-to snacks and won’t get the urge to hit the vending machines.

The Continental Breakfast:

Nowadays most hotels o er a free continental breakfast. Some are good, some are bad. They might look like they o er many choices, but in reality it’s limited if you want to start the day o right with a nutritious breakfast.

Tips & Choices
  • Fruit (apples, oranges, banana…)
  • Eggs (check if they have boiled eggs)
  • Plain yogurt
  • Oatmeal (plain, not the flavoured packs)
  • Whole wheat/grain toast (1 slice & make sure to have protein (eggs) if having bread)
Avoid
  • Danishes , pastries or doughnuts
  • Pancakes or waffles
  • Bacon, sausage, ham
  • White bread, bagels, English mu ns, croissants • Sugary cereals
  • Juices, pop • Muffins

 

Find a Location