Getting Tons of Nutrition on the Road
Traveling is one of the best freedoms of life. But good nutrition on the road can be hard to come by, and you can only eat so many roadside diner meals. So here are some tips for traveling.
Take Fruit and Veggies that Don’t Spoil
You can pack a ton of fruits and vegetables that you can use for convenient snacks and, indeed, meals when you are traveling. Not all of them need to be stored in a fridge, just packed somewhere cool and in the shade. Bananas, apples, and cucumbers are good examples. You can even make roadside snacks with these and get out the cooking equipment for sweet and spicy Asian green beans that you can enjoy on their own or with a sunset camping meal.
Research Where to Stop
Sometimes you just want to pull over somewhere relaxing with good food after you have been driving all day. But as you might already know, roadside dining doesn’t always offer the best or healthiest food. Of course, you will always find classic food on the road at cafes and diners. But finding vegan food can be a little more challenging. Check Happy Cow along your route to find the best vegan options.
Fill Up with Nutrition on the Road
You might want to get somewhere as quickly as possible. And that means fewer stops for food and the restroom. But you also need hydration and nutrition, right? So, what do you do? Well, hydration is easy. You can just pack some water. But for nutrition, it helps to eat meals that fill you for longer before needing to eat again. Some great ingredients include leafy greens, chickpeas and lentils, nuts and grains, and legumes.
Make Some Protein Shakes
It can be hard to get the protein you need at the best of times. And being on the road means your options are very limited. But if you want to arrive refreshed, you want to try to avoid eating too much garbage. Set yourself up with some pre-made vegan protein shakes in case you can't find better food along the way.
Learn to Cook while Traveling
Your dietary concerns are yours alone. And you might need specific foods or be allergic or intolerant to others. For instance, you may be diabetic, have allergies, or be lactose and gluten intolerant. Learning to cook for yourself is the only way you can really avoid a situation and control what you eat. Which is tricky while traveling. But you can make it easier with portable cooking equipment, a good quality BBQ or grill, and silicone utensils that won’t easily break.
It can be hard to get nutrition on the road, especially if you need a special diet. But you can take fruit and vegetables that don’t need a fridge, try protein shakes, and take some cooking tools.