This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lonolife. The opinions and text are all mine.
Between teaching yoga and fitness classes at multiple studios and gyms around town on a weekly basis and traveling for work and to visit family, I am constantly on the go and living out of packed bags…whether they be gym bags, book bags or suitcases. I learned very early on the importance of pre-planning when it comes to eating well and sticking to my normal diet. Being away from home without dependable food options can be a recipe for disaster.
Since I know that most of you are also busy, active ladies who are juggling things like demanding work schedules, motherhood, family life and travel along with a desire to eat well and workout, I wanted to share some of my best tips for eating healthy when you’re on the go.
1. NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT SNACKS
My number one piece of advice above all others is to NEVER, EVER leave the house without snacks. This has become even more critical since adding a toddler into the mix. Snacks are life for adults and littles! Of course, snacks will vary depending on the length of your time away from home, personal preferences, access to a cooler/fridge, etc. but I really love healthy, whole food snacks like what you see above…fruit, cheese, granola with nuts and seeds, etc. alongside things like crackers and bars.
2. HAVE A FEW POWERHOUSE STAPLES THAT YOU NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT
I have several powerhouse staples that I never travel without. These are things that I know I can count on time and time again and will never let me down. For me there are three things: 1) my go-to protein bars, 2) nut butter jars or packets (rarely travel without a whole jar of peanut butter) and 3) Lonolife Bone Broth Sticks which can be stirred into hot liquids.
Nothing makes me happier than holding a cup of hot steaming coffee or tea and that is absolutely something that must come on the road with me. For the last couple of years, I have been all about adding collagen to my coffee or tea and I always travel with it.
I’m sure y’all haven’t missed this news flash but bone broths are crazy popular right now and for good reason! They are an amazing option for a portable protein boost. For my fall travels, I’ve been packing these Lonolife Broth Sticks to take with me on the go. These broth sticks offer a savory, satisfying punch of 10 grams of collagen protein.
I personally love the Keto Chicken Bone Broth Sticks because in addition to the 10 grams of protein, you also get 5 grams of fat. I don’t follow any special diet, but these sticks are great for those who do Keto, Whole30 or Paleo diets.
The ingredients list is short and clean with the main ingredients being chicken bone broth, chicken fat and salt. It is beyond easy to stir the Lonolife Bone Broth Sticks into hot water, sip and enjoy!
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3. PACK MEALS WHENEVER POSSIBLE
You will rarely find me taking off for a road trip or flight without a packed meal. I would personally much rather eat a healthy meal from my own kitchen than to rely on fast food, gas station selections or overpriced airport options. The key is packing things that hold up well to travel and that are easy to eat on the go. Here are some of my favorites.
FOR CAR TRAVEL:
- Sandwiches and wraps
- Snack meals with things like cheese, something crunchy, fresh fruit like sliced apples or grapes, nuts, etc.
FOR AIR TRAVEL:
- Grain bowls
- Sandwiches and wraps
- Ready to eat oatmeal cups where you just have to add hot water (ask for hot water at a coffee place) and add in some fruit or nut butter
4. TRY TO MAKE BREAKFAST AS “NORMAL” AS POSSIBLE
When I am on the go, I have found that if I can eat a “normal” breakfast that I feel so much better throughout the day. I almost always either pack breakfast (things like overnight oats, chia pudding, hard boiled eggs, nut butter, certain fruits and oatmeal cups travel well) or stop at a store wherever I’m going to get stuff like yogurt, granola, fruit and hard boiled eggs since I almost always have access to a fridge. If I don’t have the ability to do this, I try to make breakfast something like oatmeal, a smoothie, eggs and fruit, etc. Starting my day with a healthy, well-rounded meal that includes a great balance of protein, carbs and fat ensures I’m going to feel my best when away from home.
I am not knocking eating out or eating things like pastries, bagels, pancakes, etc (because you all know I eat these things a lot!) BUT for me personally, I know I’m not going to feel super great if I eat all three meals out and the things I’m eating are all outside of my normal daily diet.
What are your best tips and tricks for eating healthy on the go? Whether it’s traveling, running around town or being at work all day?
What snack to you always have in your car, in your bag, in your desk drawer, etc?
Have you jumped on the bone broth trend?
*Photos Deeana Kourtney Photography and Scott Broome Photography.
Rx Bars, Vega PB Bars, Cliff Bars, string cheese, apples
I think this was a great post! Haven’t tried the broth but I will now!
And totally agree with the snacks!
Hi, I’ve followed you for a while and love what you eat in a week but you have never posted bone broth. Is this more a product you are trying to sell than what you actually eat day to day? I think you have always seemed honest about you do but lately I found sooo much inauthenticity on Instagram and it’s become a platform that is no better than tv commercials trying to ‘sell’ you on the latest hair product. It’s just awkward to feel lured in to some one by hearing vulnerable parts of someone’s life and relating to them and then trying to sell you a product on the next post .
Thanks so much reading and for the comment! In general, I don’t really post what I’m drinking…I drink coffee with collagen powder stirred in every single morning and other hot and cold beverages through the day like tea, kombucha, broths, sparking water, etc. A lot of it is seasonal…I do tons more tea and broths once fall/winter roll around whereas during the summer I do mostly iced coffee, kombucha, sparkling water through the day.
These bone broth sticks are new to me but I have traveled with collagen protein sticks for the last couple of years and I like bone broth so I’m excited the two have come together for an easy on-the-go option! 🙂
I do understand where you are coming from and I do try really hard to partner with brands/products that align with my lifestyle and regular content, and I work really hard to make sponsored posts informative and thoughtful. I’ll be publishing one more tonight that will include a strength training workout as part of it!
Thanks for sharing!! I loved hearing all of your tips!