From airports to long car trips, traveling can be disastrous for health conscious eaters. To help you stick closer to your healthy lifestyle when on the road, this week health site Well + Good NYC offered a few tips from some of New York City’s healthiest professionals.
Jared Koch, founder and CEO, Clean Plates, a website that helps you find healthy and sustainable restaurants:
“Whether I’m traveling by car, train, bus or plane, I make sure to bring food with me that I feel good about eating — a sandwich or a salad, a pear, nuts and seeds, and dark chocolate. I also bring dried mango and drink lots of water. I always bring breakfast foods — plain oatmeal packets and some almonds — since I find that the most challenging meal to eat healthy when I’m traveling.”
Denise Mari, founder of Organic Avenue, a website for juices and supplements:
“I like to pack a container of organic mixed berries for some juicy freshness in the air…In my suitcase, I’ll sometimes pack Super Hemp Cereal (and pray for a milk alternative when I arrive — most places have soy), and I’ll even pack some brown rice pastas, which my baby boy also loves.”
Matteo Silverman, vegan chef, chef for CoolerCleanse juice cleanses:
“I always do my food research before I travel anywhere. I look for juice bars, health food markets, or vegetarian restaurants in my destination area….When I travel abroad, the local markets are where I find my lunch. Places like Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, and South East Asia have incredible outdoor markets where you can find amazing local food, both fresh and prepared, for creating your own meal.”