On the Road Eats

In addition to a love for health food, I also have great passion for travel. I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to explore new and unique places, where I visit different eateries, vendor partners and foodies like yourselves. While the destinations provide a whirlwind of culinary choices, the venues I also stop at throughout my journeys aren’t always glamorous – namely airports, shopping malls and hotels. These are some of the most commonly frequented food venues I find myself in and it’s not always easy to find a healthy option when I’m on the go in places like these.

However, I’ve come across some great healthy snacks that you can purchase, pack, prepare or pop into your mouth while still staying on track!

Here are some of my recent favorites:

For a healthy on-the-go breakfast:

GnuFoods Fiber Love bars can now be found in airport terminal kiosks, magazine stands and most markets. They come in a variety of flavors, they are packed with fiber to keep you full throughout the morning, and they won’t leave you crashing from a sugar high like most breakfast pastries found at popular coffee shops.

 

For an in-between bite:Kashi GoLean Crisp!

Kashi GoLean Crisp! Chocolate Peanut Bar: At 180 calories and chocked full of fiber, this bar is delicious, sweet, filling, and the perfect snack for an in-between meal bite, in-between flight filler or late-night dessert.

For a quick dinner:

Wendy’s Asian Cashew Chicken Salad: This fresh, green salad is topped with fire-roasted edamame, spicy roasted cashews (which come in a separate package so you can opt to omit them for a lower calorie meal), warm grilled chicken and Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette (which also comes separately packaged so you can choose the amount for calorie control). This salad is light, fresh and will only set you back around 380 calories.

Wendy's Asian Cashew Chicken Salad

The most important tip to remember when flying, traveling, commuting or just plain working hard – DRINK WATER! And lots of it! Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to stay healthy, stave off hunger and keep you fueled, no matter where you’re traveling!

 

Fall in Love with Fiber

Fiber is an incredibly powerful, healthy nutrient that is an absolute necessity for any balanced diet. According to Dr. Mercola, fiber helps to:

  • Control blood sugar by slowing the body’s breakdown of carbohydrates and the absorption of sugar
  • Lower your risk of heart disease by up to 40 percent
  • Decrease your stroke risk by 7 percent
  • Improve weight loss among obese people by increasing feelings of fullness and slowing carbohydrate metabolism
  • Improve skin health by moving yeast and fungus out of your body
  • And many more benefits

Fiber is naturally found in vegetables, nuts and seeds, and play a critical role in digestive and overall health. When you want to fill up on some healthy (and absolutely delicious!) fiber, we have the BEST tasty treat for you: gnuFOODS FiberLove Bars! These tasty, hearty snack and meal-replacement bars are made in a variety of flavors, including Apple Cobbler, Coconut Macaroon, Banana Walnut, Blondie Bar, Blueberry Cobbler, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Brownie, and many more!

FiberLove Bars

I recently tried these delightfully filling treats and fell in love with these favorites: Cinnamon Raisin, Carrot Cake and Blondie Bar. You can eat them on the run, in between meals, or crumble them over your favorite yogurt or ice cream for a soft and crumbly topping! The bars are all Vegan (with the exception of the Blondie Bar) and can be found in certain health food stores or purchased directly on their website.

Since women need an average of 25 grams of fiber per day and men should get about 38 grams per day, this is the perfect treat to help you on your way to reaching your daily intake goal! Each bar contains almost half of what you need, so eat up and enjoy!