• Travel Eating

    Posted on June 20, 2013 by Elaine in 5 minute meal, Athlete's Corner, Thoughts and Musings.

    It’s summertime!  My favorite time of the year!

    And that means lots of traveling for most of us – mostly for pleasure.

    Traveling is exciting!

    It’s an opportunity to see new things, meet new people, have new experiences, and get a fresh new perspective on life.

    My recent travels takes me to the City of Angels, a city that I have always been drawn to because of the amazing SoCal weather, easy access to beaches, mountains, hiking, fresh produce, and an overall chill lifestyle.

    Here I am chillin’ with my favorite homie on a recent hike with friends up Westridge Canyon:

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    A challenge during our exciting travels is maintaining our healthy eating habits when we are at home. A disruption in time zones and your daily routine can often cause you to eat badly. And if you are like me, I like to try the cuisine that is native of the country or state that I’m visiting. I also like to explore my neighborhood food places – coffee shops, grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and favorites of the locals.

    I also like to catch up with old friends where I am visiting, usually over brunch, lunch, or dinner. This often gets me eating out more than I normally would in New York City.image

    The best way to eat healthy when you travel is to bring some of home with you. I shipped my cold-press juicer to Los Angeles so that I can still make my homemade green juice. For $30 shipping, you also save money, instead of buying $10 green juices everyday.

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    You should also try and buy fresh fruits to snack on. Even if you don’t have a fridge in your hotel room, fruits like bananas are GREAT to keep around while you are traveling.

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    Finally, find your closest grocery store and pick up some fresh veggies. If you have a kitchen where you are staying, even better! Take time to make yourself a healthy salad or protein-packed meal for after your work-out (hopefully you are also bringing your fitness regimen to your new travel spot too)!

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    So just because you are traveling and on vacation doesn’t mean your healthy diet is on vacation too. If you are in a sunny, warm, beach place like I am, it’s all the more reason for you to pack your healthy eating habits with your bikini to look as beach-ready as ever!

    And make sure to explore your new city on foot with your best friend (in preppy boat shoes) to get your fitness on!

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    Happy travels! :)

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