Yes, I get the good dry fruits/nuts as snacks at the gas station stores and water rather than chips or cookies, soda, etc. but if I get stuck in a restaurant without many good choices, I just let it go and eat what I would like; one meal that I can't crave/re-create (since I'm travelling) isn't going to hurt me.
Otherwise I make sure my dinners out are broiled fish or liver, etc., whatever I don't eat much of at home because I don't like to cook it. Lots of salads, etc. to get the veggies. I mostly use my good portion control habits rather than worry about the food itself if I can't do anything about the menu.
Edited by: MARGOMCP at: 12/30/2012 (11:56)
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I'm going to be traveling soon, and I also traveled some this summer. I like to take sturdy fruit, like apples and oranges or berries that come in the plastic carton. I also like Larabars because I think they're more natural than all the other bars at the store. Dried fruit (without added sugar) and nuts (dry roasted or raw, not the ones roasted in cottonseed, peanut, or other highly-processed industrial oils) are also great. I also like turkey, beef, or buffalo jerky as long as it's soy, gluten, and nitrite-free. I usually travel with a small cooler, so some sliced meat and cheese are great. One of my favorite snacks is to take Applegate Farms meats, add a little Dijon mustard and a big pinch of greens and roll it up to make a little bundle.
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When I'm on the road, I like to keep a small cooler or insulated bag with me that contains water and healthy snacks so I'm not tempted to eat poorly. I tend to pack things I can eat easily while driving. Fruit, crackers & cheese, fresh veggies.
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Hello everyone, I am on the road between 150-180 days per year and would love to get some help and ideas for healthy eating while traveling. If you have any tips or suggestions, please post them here or send me a SparkMail. Thanks in advance for your help & good luck to all! Lisa
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