7 Secrets to Eating Healthy on the Road

Avoid the nutritional landmines of airports and roadside stops with a little planning and even more patience.

By Emily Main


Grass Fed Beef Jerky: the perfect travel foodGrass-Fed Beef Jerky

Why it’s good for traveling: It’s full of satiating protein and, as long as it comes from grass-fed cows, a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Beef jerky also doesn’t raise your level of insulin, a hormone that signals your body to store fat—something you don’t need during long periods of inactivity.

Eat this: We’re not talking about Slim Jims here. You want a brand that’s not preserved with synthetic nitrates or nitrites or loaded down with sodium, as most commercial brands are. If you can make it to a farmers’ market on your vacay, ask the meat purveyors there if they have any. Or order an 8-ounce bag from Rain Crow Ranch ($15.95/bag), which meats the strict standards of the American Grassfed Association and Animal Welfare Approved certifications.