It’s almost Thanksgiving! Next week the highways and airports will be full of busy travelers. If you are heading out of town then your trip is planned, your flights are booked, your hotel is reserved, your car is gassed up, your work arrangements are made and your pets are taken care of. But what about your meals on the road?

Most of us plan for our trip in detail but we don’t even think about our own health and well being while we travel. You probably just grab fast food or something “quick and easy” and then this happens

You get grouchy because you wait too long to find something to eat.

You get bloated and your waistband is feeling too tight.

You get constipated and feel icky.

You are investing in time away to enjoy friends and family or to go on a fantastic vacation – so why not take some simple precautions to make sure you feel well enough to enjoy your time there? I have simple tips to ensure that you can wear that cute outfit and feel great. I’ll give you the first one today…

1. Take Healthy Snacks with You

By taking a few portable but nutritious snacks with you, you can avoid the DELICIOUS airport food. You can eat when and where you want, and you don’t have to wait for your flight to land or for you to “get there.” Having a satiated tummy will ward off any grouchy comments that can start your trip off on the wrong foot.

Here’s some snacks that I enjoy on the road:

Nuts – almonds, walnuts, cashews or a combination of all three. Nuts are en excellent source of protein and healthy fats. They are a perfect go-anywhere snack, but they are also high in calories so eat a small handful and then stop. Raw nuts are best, but roasted and salted are still much better for you than french fries.

Apple – this is the most nutritious and portable snack there is. Apples are full of vitamins, fiber, and natural enzymes to get your digestion on track (for all that heavy food you will be eating later).

Larabars – these bars are super tasty and only have a handful of ingredients! They are vegan, gluten free, soy free and are filling. My 2 favorites are Cashew Cookie and Peanut Butter Cookie.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Heather Jernigan

Holistic Health Coach


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