Are your clients planning a camping trip, road trip or a trek to the cottage this summer? We're all about taking advantage of summer weather with mini-vacations, but finding the best options to help your clients fuel their bodies during a long drive can be tough.
Help your clients with these few simple tips to make traveling on the road a bit healthier.
1. Plan. Plan. Plan.
Have your clients map out what their travel plans entail so they can take into consideration things like: how many hours they’ll be on the road and for how many days, whether they’ll be flying at any point, if and when they’ll have access to a grocery store, and if they’ll need to map out restaurants (which provide healthy options) ahead of time.
If they’re flying, bringing homemade snacks may be tricky depending on the airline, so help them plan to hit up a grocery store soon after they arrive at their destination. Have them shop for enough snacks to last them until their next grocery trip and set them up for success with a grocery list using That Clean Life’s planner and grocery lists.
2. Help your clients be smart snackers.
Many portable and non-perishable food items also tend to be highly-processed, leaving your clients feeling tired and depleted. Look for snacks that can help your clients stay awake and energized. Plan out snacks that are high in protein to keep your clients feeling full throughout the day and eliminate cravings. Encourage them to eat something at least every 2 to 3 hours.
Some of our favourites include:
Rolled oats & cinnamon: make a simple overnight oats recipe by adding equal parts of any liquid the night before you hit the road. This makes such an easy, filling and affordable breakfast or snack.
Pre-mixed hemp seeds, chia seeds and crushed nuts: to blend into your snacks and meals, such as oatmeal, smoothies, salads from a restaurant, etc.
- Single-serving packets of nut butter: We love using Justin's almond butter packets (1.15 ounces) which is perfect for squeezing onto rice crackers, fruit or mixing into oatmeal.
Mixed nuts and dried fruit: all you need is a handful every few hours to help keep you full and energized.
Fresh fruit: fruits with a tough exterior work best for travel, such as apples, oranges and bananas (not too ripe).
Homemade granola, muffins, cookies, energy bars, etc: the following recipes are nutrient-dense and designed to get you through the day, whether it be an extended period of driving or long hours in the office. Just throw them in a zipper-lock bag and go.
Click here to add the Cranberry Energy Bars recipe to your client’s meal plan.
3. Remind your clients they can still eat healthy at restaurants.
Eating at restaurants while on vacation is inevitable, exciting and fun. Pass along to your clients these tips for keeping it healthy, such as skipping dairy and gluten which can both cause inflammation in the body.
4. Remind your clients to go easy on themselves.
Living that clean life is all about finding balance. For many of us, eating healthy 100% of the time is difficult and probably unrealistic. This is especially challenging when your clients are away from home with different routines and access to resources. Remind them to enjoy their vacation with friends and family and everything else will fall into place.
5. Have fun!
If healthy eating isn't something your clients enjoy doing, they’re are a lot less likely to stick to it. So make it fun for them! Suggest that they ask a friend to help make the granola recipe, that they discover local farmer's markets or explore delicious new restaurants that offer healthy options. Remind them not to do it because they "should", but because they want to. Most important of all is for them to have fun and enjoy their vacation!
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