• 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:


    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.


    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.


    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)!


    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!


    Happy travels! :)

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