Recipes, Eating Healthy On The Road

How To Eat Healthy While Traveling- Breakfast Edition

When we started eating Whole-Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) we discovered that eating hotel breakfasts that include eggs, sausage or bacon, and hotel waffles no longer fit into our preferred way of eating. We were happy to discover that it’s entirely possible and with a little preparation, very easy to eat healthy while traveling. Preparation is definitely the key to eating healthy on the road.

Eat Healthy on Road Trip With Preparation

Food Prep Before The Trip

  • A cooler that will fit your perishable items
  • Prepare your cereal in small baggies
  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Utensils
  • Almond Milk
  • Fruit

Here’s the cereal we use for our Breakfast Bowls: Uncle Sam CerealShredded Wheat , Grape Nuts , Oatmeal, Steel Cut Oats , Ground Flax , Chia Seed . We pre-make the cereal during our week at home. We add a small amount of each cereal into the bag. Add as little or as much- whatever your appetite is for cereal.  It’s so easy to open a baggie of cereal and add fresh fruit and almond milk!

When you’re taking pre-packed cereal on the road, pack two plastic bowls that you’ll eat out of. We pack two bowls (one for each of us) and put the bags of cereal right into the bowls. Easy storage! Throw a couple of extra cereals in then you can count on having a healthy snack if you need it!

Once you’ve arrived at your destination

Unpack your cereal and toppings once you get to the hotel. In most cases, a hotel will have a small refrigerator. We’ve even stayed at hotels where we were able to request a small refrigerator to be brought to our room. Don’t hesitate to call the front desk to request what you need in order to stay healthy. Worse case is that you have to keep your almond milk and fruit in your cooler. Keep it cool by using hotel ice.

Eat Healthy on Road Trip With Preparation
Eat Healthy on Road Trip With Preparation
Eat Healthy on Road Trip With Preparation

Eating Healthy On Road Trips

We’ve found there really is no excuse to not eat a healthy breakfast when we’re on a road trip. The hotel waffles that Kelly used to “treat yo’self” with weren’t really a treat. They may have tasted fantastic but a breakfast loaded with sugar and no nutrients is no way to start a day of exploration.

Pro Tip: Go to the breakfast area in the morning and grab a few bananas to add to your healthy cereal for your breakfast!

Eat Healthy on Road Trip With Preparation

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  3. Stacy

    October 15, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I love your cereal idea! Usually I fly versus drive, so my BYO breakfast options need to be more compact/shelf stable. I usually bring protein bars and apples (or buy some fruit at my destination if that will be convenient). My husband, on the other hand, is all about the hotel waffles…

    1. Kelly & Dusty Ratcliff

      October 15, 2017 at 9:47 am

      So smart to bring something that will work (flying). Trust us, we’ve had our fair share of hotel waffles.!!

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