I’m right at the start of my three week stay in Bali – and excited to share a food travel tip that’s been working out well for me…
This trip is a mix of holiday and work, I have my family and little girls with me, and we rented out a house on Airbnb rather than a hotel to make it feel more like home… if home is completely fabulous. ha!
Let’s talk about food
When you travel, do you tend to eat more, less or the same? I guess it depends – but because I eat out more often than at home – I find that I’ll indulge a lot more.
Look, if it’s a short weekend trip, it’s nothing to stress over – but for those longer hauls, I do think setting yourself up with healthy options, even when on holiday, is smart.
So here’s a top tip for keeping healthy habits while on vacation – it’s something that I’ve done and it’s working out great!
Tip for Staying Healthy On The Road:
Hit the Supermarket
At home, doing the weekly shop can be a chore, but when you’re somewhere new – it’s actually a fun day out. I love food – so discovering new products and produce – it’s all part of the adventure. We spent a good hour or two in a local supermarket… oooh the avocados! I was in heaven :)
Here’s a look at what we picked up and depending on where you are and what you like to eat – it’ll look different – but hopefully this inspires some ideas on your next holiday:
- Granola, big tub of natural yogurt, fresh fruit
I scored with this bag of locally made granola! It’s been amazing as a healthy breakfast and for light snacks throughout the day. I top it with yogurt and fresh fruit.
Often vacations consist of lot of lounging around, which I don’t about you – makes me feel a bit bored. And when I’m bored, I eat. I find that a good flavorful tea satisfies those random cravings throughout the day.
- Canned Tuna
Eating lunch out everyday gets expensive, so having a good hearty lunch that you can easily make in your hotel is smart. For me, a few cans of tuna is a great option – try using your natural yogurt instead of mayo. Go ahead and visit the local bakery for a good loaf of bread.
Naturally Packaged Foods
Anything that comes in its own natural packaging – apples, oranges, pears, avocado. These are really smart to have around. They’re handy, easy to carry, and our body will do well with the extra fiber to keep regular (which can be a problem on the road – especially for little ones)
Avocado on bread is one of my favorite meals – if you can travel with some good sea salt flakes maybe a tiny bottle of tabasco – you can’t do better!
Good protein, especially in the mornings will keep your energy up. You can eat it by the spoonful or spread it on your apple or piece of bread. So easy and so satisfying.
Nuts in the Shell
Things like sunflower seeds and pistachio nuts are great for having on the table, while everyone is sitting around, enjoying a few drinks. Or when you’re lounging, maybe reading a book… You wan’t something to snack on, and the repetitive act of opening the shell is satisfyingly entertaining.
Traveling gives you a great opportunity to try locally produced goods – and it’s nice to taste the differences… Honey makes a great sweetener – mixed with your yogurt, you can make a dip for your fruit. Add it to your tea, drizzle it over a slice of bread with nut butter… it’ll come in handy!
What about you? I’d love to know how you stay healthy on the road – share your tips with us in the comments below!