How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

February 02, 2016

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Eating healthy while traveling is a challenge.

When I worked as a management consultant, traveling weekly, the temptation was difficult to resist especially while living on an expense account.

It all began at the airport, with a few morning snacks in the lounge + coffee, and more coffee... and MORE coffee.

Then, depending on what time zone I was hopping into, sometimes I'd be ready for lunch by the time my plane landed. Ideally, a salad would be that lunch but not always the way. 

At my last employer they had endless snacks available throughout the day. And yes, they were healthy but eating non-stop is never good.

Lastly, most days would end with a client or work dinner. Usually 3 courses. Wine-filled.

Do you think I was going to the gym that evening? Not likely.

I found that no matter what my habits were at home, even a month traveling 3-5 days a week was enough to negate all of the workouts, juicing, and smoothies.

Travel itself is hard on your body. Time zone hopping, difficult. Over-eating + eating the wrong foods on the road just multiplies the effect by 100. 

So, when I heard about Lisa Bryan of Downshiftology, I was immediately intrigued.

She's taken on the mission of helping wanderlusters travel well, and eat better. 

Her newly released eBook, Roaming Free is AMAZING.

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

It's part cookbook, part workbook, part intention setting, part inspirational and part educational. 138 pages. And worth every penny.

All of the thinking and resources are done for you which will help you start traveling healthier and eating better. Today.

Lisa's focus is on Gluten-free, however many of the recipes/ideas/worksheets speak to a higher focus on overall better eating behaviours.

What I Learned From Roaming Free 

1. Eating healthy while traveling STARTS with a positive mindset.

I'm sure you've heard this before and nodded when you read it. But really, it's true. You attract what you think. 

Traveling can be extremely stressful on your body and mind. And many of us, have tendencies to stress-eat {raising hand over here}.

Making sure your mind is solid through practices like yoga, meditation, or journaling is essential to weathering the ups and downs of travel, and thus keep on track food-wise.

2. The Value is in the Travel Plan

I'm a travel planner {hello...have you seen our travel goal planner, or outfit planner...}.

However, it never occurred to me to plan ahead my food while traveling.

I realize this is easier to pre-plan / prep food for travel for some destinations versus others (I.e. domestic vs. international), however there are actionable ways that we can improve our healthy eating habits. 

Lisa's book, Roaming Free will take you through the best foods to travel with, TSA regulations, and even provides you with the recipes

3. You can find Balance While Traveling

Finding balance while traveling for business or pleasure is possible but it starts with setting boundaries.

Maybe you decide to go out for a work dinner but don't have wine, or dessert. Perhaps, you wake up an extra hour early to go for a run. 

It's about being intentional about your habits, and drawing the line where you can.

I've found that companies feel like they own your time when you're on the road. But they don't, you have every right to take back your evenings to nurture yourself and practice good self-care.

As Lisa is a lovely and generous travelista, she's allowed me to share one of her recipes from Roaming Free with you. Gratis.

The Honeyed Lemon Bliss Balls. Yum.

Honey Lemon Bliss Ball Recipe {Via Roaming Free}

All the goodness of a cup of healing, lemon ginger tea, but wrapped up in a bliss ball! 

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

INGREDIENTS —

• 1 cup raw cashews
• 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened • 2 tbsp honey
• 11⁄2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
• 1 lemon, juiced and zested
• 1⁄2 tsp ground vanilla
• Extra shredded coconut for rolling

DIRECTIONS —

1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture is smooth, but stopping before the cashew turns into a nut butter.

2. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out balls of mixture and roll between your hands. Then roll the bliss balls through the extra shredded coconut.

3. Place in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to firm up, then enjoy.

Let me know if you like the recipe!

To find more about Lisa + buy a copy of Roaming Free, click here. 

You can also follow Lisa on Instagram (her feed is SOOOOO good).

With gratitude,

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Kristi

Chief Fashionpreneur, encircled

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

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 Photos in article are used with permission by Downshiftology. 





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