Travel is an amazing way to experience the world and learn valuable life lessons. One thing that can require some troubleshooting, though: sticking to healthy eating on the road. I recently wrote an article for Fitness with a list of 30 healthy options that would be great for a road trip.

Scoping out restaurants, rest stops, grocery stores, and markets along the way can help you plan ahead, and packing some healthy stuff before you can help you start off on the right foot. hummus airport

I broke it down into food groups—I find this helps us keep balance in mind and makes the planning process less overwhelming.

  • For proteins look for stuff like Greek yogurt, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, nuts (or minimally processed nut-based bars like KIND bars), and jerky.
  • Fruits and veggies can be tricky, but simple sliced veggies with hummus or salsa can be a satisfying snack, and fresh fruit, especially varieties with a peel, can work out well. I love freeze-dried veggies and similar snacks.broccoli florets
  • Healthy fats are easy to overlook, but avocado (slice in half and eat right out of the skin with a spoon) and single-serve packs of olives are some of my favorites. I also love single-serve packs of flax and chia.avocado open
  • Complex carbs are almost too easy, but I like to call out oats (instant oats are easy to pack) and popcorn.

What do you like to eat when you travel? 

Disclosure: I’ve been recommending KIND bars for years, and my clients and patients love them—I finally decided to become a brand ambassador. Though I am compensated for my time, my thoughts and opinions are my own. Because transparency is really important to me, I recently made some updates to my blog “work with me” page and website so you can see the different brands I’ve worked with. You can check back for regular updates there. 

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