Eating Healthily While Traveling

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It can be difficult to eat well while traveling. However, with some careful planning and learning to think twice about what you eat, you don’t have to let your vacation undermine your healthy habits!

  • Pack your own snacks. Pack little plastic baggies with nuts, whole grain crackers, carrot and celery sticks, and fruit that won’t bruise easily like apples or clementines. You will resist the urge to snack on unhealthy foods if you already have healthy options on hand. These prepared baggies are perfect for the road or even to take with you on the plane. Just make sure what you pack follows your airline’s regulations. Click here for more ideas of healthy foods to pack when you travel.
  • Make smart choices when eating out. It’s okay to indulge once in a while, but remember that your plate should be filled with mostly fruits and vegetables just like you would eat at home.
  • Eat like the locals. A great way to experience a new place is to eat like the locals do. Find out when and where the farmers’ markets are. If you are traveling during the summer, take advantage of these markets to enjoy locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Try new foods. Traveling is a great opportunity to sample local cuisine. Challenge yourself to try a new fruit or vegetable you haven’t had before. You’ll be surprised what you may end up liking!

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