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


Don't forget to eat a good breakfast before travelingA Good Breakfast

Why you need one while traveling: You always need a healthy breakfast, but even more so when traveling, with all its diet-killing pitfalls. Research has also found that people who skip out on breakfast are more likely to succumb to the temptation of high-calorie foods later in the day. There are lots of those at highway junk stops and in airports.

Eat this: If you’re staying at a hotel with a free breakfast, your three healthiest options are plain yogurt with almonds and berries, a toasted English muffin with butter, or some scrambled eggs (or any combo of the above)—with a glass of milk, not OJ, on the side. All are healthy and minimally processed, unlike the iffy breads, processed boxed cereals, and waffles tempting you from the other end of the breakfast bar.

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