Travelling isn’t an excuse to eat poorly. As Benjamin Franklin said: ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!’ Your body will thank you for treating it right, your mind will thank you for clear energy and clarity that comes with eating well, and your wallet will thank you too for being prepared. I also recommend finding a hotel or rental to stay in that has access to at least a mini fridge.
Lemons or Limes: One of the best things you can do for your body is to drink fresh lime or lemon water. Everyone (especially me) talks about the benefits and deliciousness of lemon water, but what about lime water? First of all, it tastes great. My personal favorite recipe for an uplifting, invigorating limeade is 16 oz of water, juice from 1/2 a lime, and 2 tsp of stevia, mixed well. Be careful though, not all stevia brands are created equal. Some of the conventional brands have sneaky ingredients. Stevia is a green leaf (looks like mint) and you want a brand that only includes the plant, without other sneaky sugar subs or sugar alcohols. I personally love and trust the SweetLeaf brand because they are organic, don’t use any alcohol in their distillation process, and don’t have any sneaky ingredients that will irritate your gut. Btw, for those who will ask what’s better, limes or lemons, the answer is they are both awesome. Use them both, they are pretty similar. Lemons pack a bit more vitamin C, while limes pack a bit more vitamin A and calcium. Enjoy.
Avocado: Avocados are easy to pack and pack a whole lot of healthy fat. They are great alongside any meal, or as a snack.
Boiled Eggs: Boiled eggs are great for traveling because they are easy to pack and they pack a powerhouse of nutrition.
Fruit and veggies with peels such as bananas, oranges, cucumbers, carrots are a great thing to pack as they won’t go bad. They are loaded with vitamins, enzymes, and fiber.
Ginger: One of the easiest, cheapest, and most powerful ways to benefit your body: fresh ginger root. Awesome for your tummy, your overall digestion, your immune system, your sinuses, and so much more.
O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship. (Qur’an 2:172)