Did you read my last post about how I travel a lot? I was on the road last week for 4 days and looking like I will be on the road again this week for another 3 days.
When I am home, I have done a pretty good job about meal prepping the last few months. On Sundays I will cook up some chicken, make rice, veggies and/or sweet potatoes and plate it out in my nifty tupperware for the week. It’s really nice as I can grab a container to take to lunch or just heat one up when I get in late from a crossfit workout.
However, when I am on the road, it’s not that easy. I am stuck with fast food options on the road or those horrible markets in the airports. I am always in a hurry, so conveniently it’s so easy to grab a quick something to go from one of those horrible places. I try to do my best, but most often sheer convenience wins out.
Last week, I realized that along the OH turnpike there are a few rest stops that have a Panera inside. WOW. So many times driving that route and I never realized that. Although I also admit I only pay attention to the rest stop signs when I need to pull over to use the bathroom or need food. So now that I have made this realization, I will have to pay attention to the upcoming rest stops and make sure I stop at one with a Panera!
Dinner… being healthy is usually out the door. I sometimes don’t even get to eat dinner until 8pm or later. Hopefully after a workout (did you see this blog post about that?). When I do get to a restaurant, I just order something I know I will like and get it down the gullet. My other vice on the road is a drink or two with dinner. It’s not something I usually do at home, but when you’re sitting at a bar by yourself waiting for dinner and using a company credit card, it’s easy to order 1-2 drinks with dinner.
This week being on the road, I am challenging myself to do better. Instead of going to the hotel restaurant and ordering a stack of pancakes, I will go across the street to the Panera and start my day with their Breakfast Power Sandwich and a cup of hot tea (instead of a large soda).
For lunch, I will stick with subway since it’s really the only good option close by to where I will be. I will also do my best to say no to the cool ranch Doritos and instead maybe grab a package of trail mix.
And for dinner.. no desserts this week. I can do without those on the road because I never have them at home. Also, no ordering drinks for EVERY dinner. I will do my best to avoid the burgers and fries and try and get something on the lighter side.
How do you eat healthy on the road? If you are out to dinner, what are your go to meals? Also, when you need a snack and have just a convenient store close by, what do you grab?