Healthy Snack Tips and Safe Traveling With National Car Rental

 

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of National Car Rental.

 

Why hello again.

I’m here to talk about a few more Healthy Business Travel Tips for all you summer travelers out there.

Just a couple days ago I showed you some mini moves that can be done in transit (car, plane, train, walking) to help keep you from getting too stiff and get the blood moving a bit. I’m sure you’ve tried them all already, yes? Ha.

Today as part of the #HealthyBizTravel series with National Car Rental we get to take it a step further by talking about snacks and the importance of being safe and healthy while traveling.

Healthy Business Travel-snack and safe tips

Snacks first (obviously).

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been stuck during a long day of traveling finding myself tired and starving. That is never a good situation. Especially when you’re not sure what kind of snack options, if any, will be available. The last thing you want is to be caught in transit without anything to help keep you going.

If I can give you one huge piece of advice it’s this:

always be prepared.

I’ve learned the hard way and now there are a few things I always have in either my bag or purse in case of emergencies. You never know what might come up when traveling and you want to be prepared in any situation.

You want to have snacks that transport well and don’t take up too much room. In addition you want something that has a good combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Grabbing a carbohydrate loaded bagel and/or sugary caffeinated coffee drink to get you by or for a quick energy fix is definitely not the best choice. Be mindful of your choices so you can be your best while on the road.

Generally, I look for things with the least amount of ingredients as possible that still have a good combination of the key ingredients (protein, carbs, fat) to curb my hunger and give me some energy for the long haul.

Ideas:

-fresh fruit and/or vegetables

-individual packs of nuts or seeds

-protein or snack bars without added sugar

-jerky (beef, turkey, buffalo)

-hard boiled eggs

-instant coffee packs and/or tea packets

 

Here are some of my favorite healthy go-to snacks.

Healthy Travel Snacks

Larabars, apples, baby carrots, almonds, chia shots, hard boiled eggs, Quest Bars and instant coffee packs.

Obviously some travel better than others and some need a little more preparation, but there have been many times when I’ve been on the go and needed something so have been so thankful to find one of these in my bag.

 

Okay and now just really quick I need to stress how important it is to stay safe and healthy while traveling. Here are just a few tips that I’ve learned along the way in traveling for races when I need to be ready and at my best when I get to the starting line after a day or so of traveling.

 

top 5 healthy travel tips

Well, that’s it friends. Come join in the conversation on healthy traveling with National Car Rental and use #HealthyBizTravel on twitter.

Stay safe, snack healthy and travel like a pro.

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Comments

  1. 1

    I always try to have snacks with me! The other day my alarm didn’t go off and I woke up really late for work and left the house without packing anything to eat. I was so happy I had some trail mix and a granola bar stashed in my car to get me through tell lunch break when I had a little time to run and grab some real food.

  2. 2

    GREAT tips all around for food & the traveling tips graphic – love!! I drive my hubby crazy with all the food I pack when we travel! ;)

  3. 3

    I love all your ideas! QuestBar is the bomb! …I’ve never tried the Chia Shots though, they sounds interesting-I’m sure they’re amazing! and the instant coffee…yum!

  4. 4
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen says:

    These are such great tips! And perfect timing for me!! I leave for my honeymoon on Saturday and being healthy will allow me to enjoy things to their fullest potential!!!

  5. 5
    Sheena says:

    I found this out the hard way! Last fall I was flying back from Virginia. Because my flight left at 545am, I had no ride that early, so I had to go the night before. Which means I ate a snack at 8pm, went to the airport by 9pm, slept overnight in a super uncomfy chair/guarding all my luggage, until the counters opened at 330am. After checking my bags, we headed to the gates but since it was so early, the drawgrates were still down, so we couldn’t get through once we were through security. They finally opened with enough time for me to get to my gate and get on the flight (nothing was open in the airport yet to get food). I slept through the peanut giveaway on the flight, and had a layover in Texas, but since my flight was delayed landing, I had to run through the airport to my other gate, and the lines for any food were super long, so all I could get was a granola bar from a kind lady sitting next to me. That was about 10am local time (so my body thought it was 1pm eastern, so it had been 17 hours since I last ate). On my second flight, I was EXHAUSTED but left a note for the attendant to just leave my snacks if I was asleep (which I was). Woke up and scarfed down the 15 peanuts they give you. Landed in San Francisco around 3pm PST (6pm EST. All I had eaten in the last 22 hours was peanuts and a granola bar). I wanted to DIE.

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