If you’re going on a business trip or just taking a short vacation, it can be really easy to forget about all your healthy-eating plans, no matter how much of an experienced traveler you may be. When you’re away from home and don’t have to follow your daily routine, you’re more tempted to just let loose and fall off your nutrition game you’ve worked so hard to maintain. Whether you’re taking a long flight or a drive, chances are you’ll be sitting for hours, feel really bored, and start craving for unhealthy food options, or see some exotic dish you’ve never seen before and are dying to try.
Here’s how you can stick to your normal healthy-eating routine even while on vacation:
Inside the car
It can get really challenging when you’re not traveling alone. Once you’ve finally hit the road, everyone else around you start opening their bags of chips and cookies. But, an endless supply of junk food is the last thing you need if you’re on the road and want to eat healthy. So, make sure to pack yourself some healthy snacks and easy meals that will satisfy all your cravings. Take some airtight containers with you and pack some hard-boild eggs, yogurt, sandwiches, a quinoa black bean salad, and even celery or carrot sticks. Even fresh, pure water will help. Not only will you stay hydrated, but you’ll also be eating less because water can help you feel full and energized.
On the plane
Just because you’re on a plane does not mean you can’t pack some liquid-y snacks (as long as you stay under the limit you’re allowed to carry on board). Snacks like yogurt, applesauce, and others with a creamy texture are considered liquids or gels. To make sure you’ll be able to go through security smoothly, pack these snacks in small leakproof containers or buy them as long as they’re packed in a bag that’s smaller than 3.4 ounces. Of course, you can bring your own munchies, too. After all, some airlines do not have an extensive menu with healthy food choices, so make sure to plan ahead. Fruit-and-nut bars are great choices. If you’re taking a long haul flight, inquire at the airline and see if they have options for healthy eaters.
At the hotel
Before booking a hotel, make sure the room has a mini-fridge. You’ll be able to bring nutritious food in your room and store them in the fridge for easy access. In addition, you’ll also be able to save money on food expenses because you can bring your own snacks, breakfast, and lunch. These can all add up quickly when you’re traveling. Of course, you’d still want to taste local food, so perhaps you can search online for where to eat in Singapore to find restaurants with healthy options.
Also, while searching for a hotel, see how close it is to surrounding grocery stores and markets. If they’re within walking distance, you can easily make a stop or two during your trip to stock up on some healthy essentials like fresh local fruits, veggies, and dips.