Smart Snacking on the Road
Have you ever found yourself away from home, hungry and settling for greasy fat food? Reaching for sugary sweets and fatty fast food chain options can be damaging to your diet, messing with your mood, and hindering productivity. We‚Äôve all done it, yes, but, it doesn‚Äôt have to happen like that anymore. Traveling prepared and making smart decisions can change your food fueling habits in a jiffy. And it‚Äôs a lot easier than you may think.
Here are some tips and tricks you can add to your nutritional knapsack, while traveling, to keep you happy and healthy.
A. If you don‚Äôt have any nut allergies, nuts and nut butters are bite-for-bite one of the most nutrient dense foods you could add to your arsenal. Loaded with heart-healthy, energy rich fats, mega minerals, and good proteins, nuts like almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or peanuts are an awesome option on the road. Bag some up and bring them with you, stash individual packets of nut butters, or even pick some up at the airport. Pair a nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew, for example) with a piece of fruit or a whole-grain bagel.
B. Get fruity too! Bananas, oranges, or apples are a convenient choice full of energy inducing carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals that are already in a to-go wrapper. Raisins or other dried fruits are great choices because they keep much longer than their fresh fruits counterparts, but still pack the same punch. Plus, they‚Äôll satisfy your sweet-tooth!
C. Granola. Most store-bought granolas are high in sugar, so read labels carefully, or make your own. This favorite snack food can make for a nourishing and nutritious mini-meal. Sure it has some calories, but with all that fiber, it makes a great, lower glycemic snack.