Tag: travel

Katie’s Healthy Bites: Brown-Bagging On-the-Go

by in Uncategorized, September 29, 2011
woman in car
Travel is fun if you pack the right snacks.

Packing lunch on a daily basis does not have to stop because of travel. I often hear from clients that hectic schedules and days on the road constantly throw off their healthy eating goals. With a little planning and commitment you can brown-bag it in any town even if you are just passing through. Here a few how-to tips for travel:

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Brown-Bagging on the Road — Airplane Travel

by in Uncategorized, September 17, 2011
airplane
What should you eat when you're traveling through the air?

For those of us who have jobs that require travel, simply packing a lunch to take to work is not always so easy. Here are some tips for brown-bagging your lunch for car or air travel to help you stick to your daily brown-bag vow this month.

Airplane travel is a bit trickier then travel by car or train since there’s a security check is involved. Luckily, all airplane-friendly meals also work for car trips, bus trips and train rides, so adapt accordingly.

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Robin’s Healthy Take: Lunch on Summer Roadtrips

by in Robin's Healthy Take, July 31, 2011
chicken salad package
Look for salads, fresh fruit and vegetables and sandwiches and wraps when you're eating on the go this summer.

I went to Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute yesterday with my two boys, my brother and his two girls. It was a once-a-year family outing that I’ll cherish forever. Why am I telling you this? Because of lunch. After an hour or so of exhibits, we decided to break for food. Not atypical for summer outings, whether it’s a museum or walk around the mall, soon enough, the troops start to get hungry.  And, no doubt, like me, you’ve experienced the conundrum of selecting the best food options with limited choices. It happens anytime you’re not near your own fridge.

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Robin’s Healthy Take: Tips for Eating Right on a Plane

by in Healthy Tips, Robin's Healthy Take, July 22, 2011
robin miller's travel snacks
You can purchase fruit and cheese plates on most flights, but it's still a good idea to pack your own snacks, too.

My blog post is kinda different this time because I’m traveling with my kids and thought it would be fun to talk about “healthy eats” on the road. This week we’re flying, and if you’ve hit the air recently, you’ve experienced the food situation (or lack of it). On shorter flights, there’s often nothing more than a tiny bag of peanuts or pretzels. Longer flights offer a “snack cart” where you can purchase fresh and pre-packaged food. The cart has a few healthy options but if you’re sitting in the back and they run out mid-way through service, you’re stuck with what’s left (they seem to have an endless supply of chips and candy). When I travel with my boys, I don’t take any chances; I pack a bunch of munchies and keep my credit card handy for healthy, fresh food on board. Grabbing something at the airport is also an option, but you have to search for healthy fare and then deal with really long lines while dragging your luggage (my kids won’t stand still long enough for that). If you have more patience, opt for fresh sandwiches on whole grain bread. Get roast turkey, carved ham or grilled chicken and add lettuce and tomato. Go easy on mayo-based spreads; opt for grainy mustard instead.  Fresh salads are great too, just watch out for high-fat dressings and those topped with loads of meat and cheese (share those with your travel partners). Fresh fruit, fruit smoothies and bulk nuts, seeds and trail mix are also terrific choices.

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Healthy Travels: Day Trips

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 27, 2010
Hummus
A hummus-filled pita is a filling, portable snack for a day trip.

My husband and I love taking day trips with our kids ages eight, five and three. The zoo, museum, farm, hikes, trips New York City’s Central Park — these are just some of the day adventures we take. Of course once we’ve managed to drive about 15 minutes, someone’s complaining that they’re hungry. Instead of losing my sanity, here are some of my tips to keep my little ones happy, satisfied, and most importantly, quiet.

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Weekly Bits: Winter Wonderland

by in Reader Tips & Comments, December 26, 2009

Winter’s official kick-off arrived, along with snow for a good portion of the country. This week’s comment wrap-up has tips for enjoying the cold-weather produce, including roasted chestnuts (no open fire required).

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Healthy Travels: Food for Car Rides

by in Healthy Tips, December 22, 2009

car snacks
We already filled you in on smarter snacks for flying and now we’ve got you covered for the car. Pack along some healthier fare and speed by those rest stops.

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Healthy Travels: What to Do When Flying

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, November 3, 2009

I’m no stranger to long-distance flying. Every summer I travel with my family on a 12-hour flight to Israel. Packing food and drinks can be tricky, especially since you can’t bring beverages and space in limited carry-on bags. If you’re flying somewhere this holiday season, here are tips to keep you from starving — or oversnacking — on your trip.

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