How To Eat Healthy While Traveling

October 29, 2013

Healthy Recipes, Losing Weight

Well, I’m just back from a two week business trip that took me to Los Angeles for a week for meetings and other ISOOSI work stuff, then Vegas for a week for an SEO conference called PubCon.

All in all, it was a good trip.

I ate much better than I ever have on a business trip and I’m pretty happy about that.

When trying to eat healthy while traveling, the actual travel days are by far the hardest.

Let’s face it, most airports really, REALLY suck in terms of healthy dining options. Your best bet it to stow some healthy trail mix (or a bag of nuts) and an apple in your carry-on.

When I hit the ground in LA, it got easier. I spent the first week of my trip working with my old friend and business partner Carlos, and the first thing I did was hit a Health Food store called Lassens for $150 bucks worth of nuts, veggies, and pre-bottled juices.

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(I will definitely be looking for this juice at my local health food store here in Florida…
Only 50 Calories, and 2 grams of sugar!)

This kept me eating right for most of that first week…

Although I did throw down a delicious pile of Lamb Vindaloo one night :–)

I drank tons of water, and ate lots of vegetarian wraps. Veggie wraps (with a little ginger dressing) are a quick, easy way to eat healthy when traveling. Even if you’re staying in a hotel, all you need is a small travel cutting board and knife set.

The Saturday/Sunday weekend in the Hollywood Hills was awesome. I met up with my friend Russ, and we watched football with some old friends from college and ate tons of healthy, homemade stuff:

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(Fresh fruit for breakfast with a little almond butter!)

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(Sue’s Oven Roasted Kabocha Squash with a little coconut oil and salt and pepper)

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(Just another Football Saturday in the Hollywood Hills –
Katsumi’s Homemade Korean BBQ plate with sprouts and lettuce wraps)

We also swung by a cool place called “The Pressed Juicery” one day. This company makes 100% fresh, organic juices and delivers them daily to small stores throughout Los Angeles where you can grab one:

They also deliver right to your front-door :–)

In Vegas, it was a little more difficult to behave. I drank tons of water, and by some strange stroke of luck found a juice bar tucked away on the second floor of the Hard Rock.

They didn’t have a ton of options, but they were able to make me a cucumber, carrot, celery juice with a touch of ginger in it that sustained me through the days.

Food-wise, the highlight of the Vegas portion of the trip was dinner at Nobu. Nobu is an excellent restaurant and the sushi was stellar.

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(Sushi at NOBU was memorable.)

Anyways, it’s good to be home and working in the garden again!

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