I easily answer this question once a week. Regardless if I have a client traveling for the week for work, on the road daily for sales meetings, or just plain busy, people always want to know what to pack/snack and eat for their meals.
Client Question: Kelly, I’m on the road this week, what would you pack to keep things healthy and satisfying for all 3 meals?
Kelly: I know this gig well. The last 2 years I was on the road weekly and sometimes weeks at a time. Depending on what your travel looks like, here are some ideas:
hard boiled eggs are great for early morning flights. Even better, pair 2-3 eggs with some raw veggies. Get a coffee at the airport and you are good to go.
In your handbag/briefcase have macadamia nuts, dark chocolate, fresh fruit, even canned tuna or canned salmon. You can pick up a plain salad from about anywhere and top it with some solid protein.
If you are staying somewhere overnight, don’t hesitate to go to the grocery store and a gourmet gas station and get a few items for your mini fridge. I’ve bough large bags of dark leafy greens, guacamole, deli meat, olives, etc to have for dinner after a long day. I may have paired this with a glass of red wine, but I was saving money, managing what I was eating and I didn’t feel exhausted after a long week.
No doubt though, eating in on the road is not always realistic. My go-to’s are Chipotle (bowl with pork, all 3 salsas, lettuce and guacamole), Jimmy Johns (an unwich with extra meat and avocado) or a non-chain restaurant and build/choose a meal based on protein and vegetables. Of course. always gluten free.
While traveling, sleep can be rough and the travel can dehydrate you. Always have some water on hand and bring along some herb teas to help you wind down in the evening.
More snack ideas can be found here.
What are your go-to foods while traveling?