Whether it is by plane,
train, car or bus, you can eat healthy on the go. The best way to
succeed in eating right while on the run is to think and plan
ahead. Don't wait until you are stuck in an airport terminal or a
rest stop and you are starving!
Tips for the airport:
- Food is allowed through security, so take advantage of it!
Don't just pack your toothbrush and favorite shoes this year; pack
your layover snacks, too. Pack them in your carry-on, not your
checked luggage, so you can carry them on the plane with you.
- Bottled liquids are not allowed through security; however,
empty water bottles are. Once past security, you can re-fill your
bottle at the water fountain. Staying hydrated is so important when
flying because the re-circulated air in the planes is very
- Give yourself enough time in the morning to get ready so you
aren't rushing out the door on an empty stomach. Without breakfast,
you may be tempted to grab a sugary-sweet Danish or doughnut at the
airport or a rest stop to satisfy your grumbling tummy.
What you can pack for a train or bus trip:
- fresh fruit: apple, banana, fresh or frozen grapes
- cheese stick or squares and whole wheat crackers
- dry chex cereal, almonds and raisins
- low fat beef or turkey jerky
- popcorn: air popped and sealed in a baggie
If you are traveling by car, plan ahead and pack a cooler for the
road. Place some frozen ice packs in the cooler and it will save
you time, money and calories!
To include in your cooler:
- Water bottles, at least 1 per person, to be re-filled at rest
- Veggies, like baby carrots, celery, cucumber slices and peppers
with a lower fat dip, hummus, yogurt, salsa, etc.
- Fresh or frozen grapes; apples, and other fruits
- Low fat beef or turkey jerky
- Mozzarella cheese sticks and whole wheat crackers
- Hard boiled eggs
- Deli meats rolled up in tortillas
With these quick tips, you will be well on your way to keeping
your eating habits under control and keeping your wallet plump!