Does Summer mean vacation and long weekends away for you? Me too! But it can lead to a break from healthy habits and routines and that may not be in the best interest of your health and well-being. Think ahead and plan ways to stay on track with your wellness regime while traveling.

Before you head out on the road, make sure you pack lots of hand sanitizer and wipes.

Healthy Eating When Traveling

Foods To Take

  • Carrots, peas in pod, celery, mushrooms, raw beans, and/or other veggies
  • Apples, halos or oranges, and grapes. They travel well
  • Make trail mix with raw nuts, raisins, dried fruit, unsweetened shredded coconut, and seeds
  • Dried fruit
  • Make peanut butter or almond butter sandwiches on hard bread so they don’t get crushed
  • Larabars or Boom Energy Bars. Both have a short, all natural list of ingredients.
  • Slice cheese and put in a baggie or airtight container
  • Guacamole in individual packets
  • Small containers of hummus
  • Small packets of raw nuts
  • Quick oats. Make with hot water from the coffee pot in your hotel room or convenience store
  • Pack an empty water bottle. If you’re flying fill it after you go through security
  • Take and drink lots of water
Pack enough food to last until you reach your destination.

Eating In The Airport
Go to the news stand/store for fruit and better food options or pick a restaurant that has salads and healthy, nutritious food choices.

Choose the type of meal you want on the plane when booking your flight, if it’s a long one where you actually get a meal.

Eating On The Road
When traveling by car stop at a grocery store or market if you need additional food instead of a fast food restaurant.

Eating At Your Destination
  • Cook a couple meals if you can
  • Check restaurant menus before picking where you’ll eat
  • Purchase snacks from a local market or grocer. Fruit, veggies, etc.
Return Trip Food
Purchase and make similar items as you took with you.

Digestive Support
Any travel, especially flying, can wreak havoc on your digestive system for a number of reasons.
  • Traveling can cause stress. 
  • Quality food choices or the foods you are used to eating can be limited or not available.
  • The impact of sitting for long periods of time in a car or a plane. Did you know that getting up and walking helps your digestive system do its job?
For natural digestive support when traveling, use Peppermint or DiGize essential oils. Apply topically, with a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin, to your abdomen to settle an upset stomach or intestinal discomfort.

Happy Stomach Roller
  • Add 15 drops DiGize and 10 drops Peppermint to a 10 ml roller bottle
  • Fill with a carrier oil of your choice.
  • Application - Shake or roll bottle between your hands to mix then roll onto the abdomen.
    **For children (age 3-8), cut the above in half.**
Contact me if you need these essential oils.

Next week’s blog has MORE travel tips!

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.


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