There are a lot of misconceptions about what you can bring through security, and you can bring a lot more than you may think. In Canada, as long as it’s not liquid or cream-based, you can bring any meals or snacks with you... from your chicken and rice to your apple and almonds.
Here are some easy and simple ideas of what you can pack in your carry-on:
When traveling internationally, each country has different food allowances. However, the majority of the time you can bring these foods on the plane with you, as long as the food is finished before you land.
If you don’t want to pack meals or snacks for the plane ride, that’s okay too. There are plenty of healthy snack options inside the airport at any convenience store, including:
One frequently asked question is “can I bring my supplements?”
Yes, you can bring them all! You can bring all your vitamins, protein powders, BCAAs, Greens etc. I like to portion out samples of whatever powders I need into small labelled baggies to save space. Continuing with your daily vitamin regimen will help prevent nutrient deficiencies and keep your immune system strong.
We’ve covered some nutrition hacks for the journey, now we will discuss some tips for once you arrive at your destination.
Most have mini-fridges and microwaves and, if not, you can request one. You can do a quick grocery shop to have stock up on healthy convenience food. This will also help you avoid spending so much money ordering from a restaurant for each meal.
A couple of easy hotel breakfast ideas are:
Some healthy lunch and dinner ideas are:
While you are at the store, don’t forget to stock up on snacks like fruits, vegetables, yogurts, protein bars, nuts etc.
Airbnb's you can treat just like home as most contain a full kitchen.
Hit the grocery store and load up on the essentials from your normal eating plan. Keep it simple and prepare for a few days to make the best use of your time.
Most major cities have companies that will deliver specific meals right to your door. These need to be pre-ordered usually a week in advance and come frozen. It’s a more costly option than grocery shopping but cheaper than dining out.
It’s a convenient option because it saves time, involves little work, and takes the stress away from finding and preparing healthy meals. You can customize the meals to be your exact portions!
If you chose to dine out at restaurants or you’re staying at an all-inclusive resort, here are a few things to consider:
The last tip is to move your body every day to feel energized and accomplished while you are away.
This doesn’t need to be an intense workout, there are so many ways to move the body while on vacation.
As you can see, with a little bit of planning, there are plenty of ways to stay healthy and on top of your goals while traveling or on vacation.