I was talking with a fellow nomad/van lifer today, and she said she struggles a lot with getting more vegetables into her day, especially when traveling around cheaper countries.
It makes sense, because why would you cook your own food when you can order something that takes you less time AND saves you money?
It got me thinking – there has to be a solution that involves not having to give up eating out, but still involves getting more fruits and vegetables in every day.
So, here are 5️⃣ tips that can help you get more, even when you’re traveling in cheaper countries (and eating out is the best option):
- Choose salad options/opt for a side of veggies: When eating out, you can go for salads as your main course; if you prefer something other than a salad for your main, opt for vegetable-based side dishes like steamed broccoli, mixed vegetables, or side salads.
- Smoothies: Look for smoothie bars or cafes that offer fresh fruit smoothies. These can be packed with vitamins and minerals and are a quick and easy option.
- Customize Your Order: Don’t be afraid to customize your order to include more veggies. For instance, add extra vegetables to your sandwich or pizza.
- Soup of the Day: Opt for a vegetable-based soup as a starter. It’s a good way to add nutrients and control your appetite.
- Fruit/vegs as snacks: Carry convenient, pre-packaged snacks like carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, or dried fruit in your bag for those times when you can’t find a healthier option. You can also carry portable fruits like apples, bananas, pears, or oranges with you for a quick, nutritious snack on the go.
Do you struggle with getting enough nutrients in when you’re traveling? Comment below!