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Road Warriors and Portable Feasts

Laurie Cleary
Written by Laurie Cleary

Taking a weekend road trip doesn’t mean throwing a healthy diet out the window. With a little planning, you can steer clear of soda, chips, and candy–and eat really well on the road.

Taking a weekend road trip doesn’t mean throwing a healthy diet out the window. With a little planning, you can steer clear of soda, chips, and candy–and eat really well on the road.

Start with a Good Breakfast  Before you leave home, eat your most important meal of the day. Choose foods that will keep you energized till lunchtime, like eggs, yogurt, or granola.

Pack a Suitcase and a Cooler Spend a few minutes in the kitchen to pack some protein, whole grains, fruits, and cut veggies for your car trip. Once you’re stuck in the car, you’ll be glad you did. Thekitchn.com offers expert advice on good eats to bring along for the ride.

 

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photo credit: bunchofpants via photopin cc

Make Good Choices Don’t let yourself get too hungry when you’re on the road, or you’re liable to choose a meal you’ll later regret having eaten. A greasy cheeseburger won’t sit well in your stomach once you’re back in the car. CNN offers these suggestions for taming hunger pangs when your options are limited.

Stick to Routines Resist the urge to snack just because you’re bored or someone’s offering you food. But don’t skip meals, either. Try to maintain your body’s natural rhythm and eat at the times you’re accustomed to. This way, you’re far less likely to bring home extra baggage.

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Laurie Cleary

Laurie Cleary