On your way to work with by train? Or with your family in the car to the south of France? And what if you’re traveling by plane?
Healthy eating is quite the challenge in all these situations. While traveling, it is very hard to find a healthy option. By car you are often limited to eating at a gas station, where they usually mainly sell unhealthy sandwiches and snacks. On an airplane your options are not much better either. If you want to eat a super healthy bite then there is little chance that you will succeed at 30 000 feet. Taking homemade food on the airplane can also cause problems. It must be well packaged, cannot be liquid and you need to leave your utensils at home.
Some tips for healthy to-go travel-proof meals
TIP 1: Dried fruit and nuts
Take a mixture of dried fruit and nuts. Dried pieces of apples, cherries, raisins, mixed with almonds, walnuts and cashews are a favorite. Nuts are full of important nutrients that you need including iron, B vitamins and unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats have a positive effect on cholesterol levels in the blood. Dried fruit contains among others vitamine B1, B6, iron, magnesium, copper and potassium.
This healthy snack is an ideal replacement for the potato chips, snack bars and sweets that are often consumed while traveling.
TIP 2: Superfood bar
An easy snack to take away. Try to find a bar that contains vegetable proteins (instead of animal proteins such as whey or milk protein), and not too many sugars and enough fiber. This ensures that your hunger is satisfied and to give you more energy for longer.
TIP 3: Nutrition in powder form
Food in the form of powder is still unknown to many people. BENJA was created as a solution to have healthy food at hand at any place at any time. One bag of BENJA is loaded with vegetables, legumes, fruit and other healthy ingredients, so that you get enough fiber, vitamins and minerals. BENJA is intended for people who prefer a healthy diet. It is also suitable for people on a diet, or those who want to eat lactose-free, gluten-free or vegan. Powder shakes such as BENJA are useful when traveling, because the shake can be prepared quickly (with tap water only) and allowed to go on the plane.
In addition, do not forget to drink enough water while traveling. Exercising is also important: take regular breaks to stretch and walk around. That is certainly important during long flights and car trips. It stimulates blood circulation, improves metabolism and nourishes your muscles. But even when you are sitting at a desk, you may want to stretch your body around the clock and do some exercises. There are good reasons why sitting is called “the new smoking".
Enjoy your travel!
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