Some may argue that the best part of a road trip is the food. Stopping for fast-food, packing as much as you can carry from a convenient store, and munching on chips the whole way there. Nonetheless, there are tips for eating healthy on the road so you don't have be sucked into this. Keep reading to find out how!
Stock Your Home First
Healthy eating on the road starts at home. Before you venture out, you need to stock your fridge and pantry so you have healthy food to actually bring with you. This will minimize stopping along the way and consuming those unhealthy foods mentioned above. Keep your gut happy by purchasing and bringing the following on your next trip:
- Nuts and Seeds
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Ginger and Spices
Create Your Own Road Map
Of course on top of bringing your own healthy snacks, you can stop at local markets and organic food places. However, you need to create a road map to avoid food desserts - AKA places with absolutely no food or anywhere to stop. When planning your route, research farmers markets in towns and cities you'll be driving through, and make sure to check their hours beforehand. Talking to locals can also help you find other options, as visiting local vendors can be a great way to get to know towns and connect with the community there while passing through. Still, shopping for your own groceries and creating your own meals is better than stopping at an easily available spot you see.
Be Flexible & Embrace Surprises
The more prepared you are and the more you know about your healthy food resources available, the better you can feel about the choices make. Sometimes we do all the preparation in the world though, and we still encounter roadblocks along the way (no pun intended). It's important not to panic and to remain open-minded with the food choices you pass by. It's also important to note that more restaurants and chains these days sell plant-based options and GMO-free ingredients, so you can still dine-in for a healthy treat. At the end of the day , don't be so hung-up on eating healthy on the road. Just enjoy the ride!
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