The best healthy food for travel

It’s a fact: Finding nutritious food when you’re on the road is a challenge. Whether you’re a frequent traveler or an occasional traveler, chances are you’re familiar with the lack of healthy snacks to keep you nourished while on the go. Even if you’re committed to a specific diet or meal plan while at home, it’s easy for your best intentions to get sidetracked. However, with a little forethought and planning, travel-friendly snacks are within reach. Here are some easy ways to eat healthy, snack smart, and stay full the next time you’re out on the town.

Lean protein

Packing your own healthy travel snacks for air travel may seem like a no-brainer. After all, airport food options are a dime a dozen, and most major airlines offer meals and snacks for a nominal fee. But airport fast food/fast casual options rarely satisfy, and even when they are available, “healthy” options like salads often contain lots of hidden fat and calories in the form of dressings and toppings. Simple carbs like sugars and starches are just empty calories and not at all satisfying, while higher-fat options (read: the typical fast food combo) just leave you feeling sluggish and lethargic.

It’s best to choose nutrient-dense foods that pack a nutritional punch, for example, lean protein. Great snacks to stock up on are unsalted nuts like almonds and cashews, dried fruit, or hummus cups with veggies or whole grain crackers. AdaptogenShrooms’s organic Mighty Beef Bone Brothand biologically Mighty Veggie Miso Broth Single-serve pouches are perfect for on-the-go snacks. Both contain protein to keep you full longer, as well as all the functional benefits of USA-grown Om Whole Food Mushrooms. If you’re feeling low on energy, consider packing some Om’s Mushroom Sachets Coffee Latte Filled with Cordyceps to support energy, lion’s mane for focus, Reishi to help balance your stress levels and Chaga for its antioxidant benefits. If you have time before you travel, spice things up by making one spicy hummus loaded with Chaga mushroom.

Stay hydrated

According to a recent study, a typical airline meal can contain over 800 milligrams of sodium, which is more than 40 percent of the daily limit set by the World Health Organization. Combined with the extremely dry conditions of an airplane, this can lead to discomfort, bloating and dehydration.

So be sure to drink. It’s always smart to bring an eco-friendly refillable water bottle to fill up once you’ve made it safely. Consider bringing along a few single-serving drink mixes as a functional and convenient way to add some extra support for your immune system and gut. Ohm Immune+ is a great way to boost your body’s natural defenses against airplane germs with mushroom superfood functionality, 100 percent daily value of vitamin C, and 2 billion probiotics for regularity. Simply add one single serving stick to 12 ounces of water, shake and enjoy.

Hotel Hygeia

Your flight is just the beginning of your journey. Eating healthy while in a hotel is a separate battle. Without the comfort of your home kitchen, it can be easy to fall into a nutritional rut.

Once you land in a new city, it’s always a good idea to do a general lay of the land — and that includes looking for nearby places to grab a healthy bite. Packing or buying some healthy snacks to keep in your room’s mini-fridge can help stave off boredom between meetings or before dinner.

Most hotel rooms are equipped with a coffee/tea station, meaning healthy supplements can be found just a stone’s throw away. Om mushroom powders facilitate your daily ritual on the go. The lion’s mane, which supports focus and creativity, helps you stay sharp for that big pitch or presentation. Ohm Brain fuel mocha powder, naturally caffeinated along with lion’s mane and Reishi mushrooms, helps you start your day. Or, for another convenient option, bring along these superfood mushrooms capsule form, which are easy to take wherever you are. (Pro tip: buy a pill organizer from your local pharmacy so you only take the capsules you need with you, saving space in your luggage and helping to keep everything organized!)

Bring your functional mushrooms

Ohm‘small The products offer an easy, travel-friendly addition to your on-the-go diet. From capsules to single-serve drink mixes and powders, these healthy and nutritious mushroom products make wellness packaging easy.

Lauren Keane is a Freelance Copywriter specializing in creating work for innovative brands in the health and wellness industries.

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