I have been doing a little research trying to prepare for this trip I'm about to take to Florida on the best types of "healthy" foods to pack and I found some really great choices. I'm planning on taking a cooler with ice and when we arrive at our hotel, transfering the cold items to the fridge in the room. Here's that list of items that I plan to bring:
• Water: No problem if you're driving but If you're flying, just make sure you buy it after passing through the security checkpoint so you can bring it onboard.
• Fruit: Apples, pears, grapes, berries, melon, etc.
• Dried fruit (mix with nuts for an extra boost of quality protein)
• Energy bars: There are so many varieties available but try to choose those packed with nutrients, not ones packed with fat, sugar and empty calories
• Cereal or granola bars: Look for bars with less than 10 grams of sugar and 3 or more grams of fiber.
• Almonds, peanuts, cashews, soy nuts, mixed nuts, etc. Keep servings to a small snack sized baggie
• Animal crackers, graham crackers or another type of low sugar cookie, cracker or wafer - lower fat/sugar choices than other cookies if you have a sweet tooth
• Fruit snacks (preferably made with whole fruit or juice)
• Trail mix- homemade or from the store, keep the serving to a snack sized baggie
• Canned fruit (remember to bring a plastic spoon!)
• Instant oatmeal (you'll need to add hot water)
• Canned or carton shakes (ex: Carnation Instant Breakfast)
• Peanut, almond or apple butter with rice cakes
• Low-fat/low sugar yogurt or yogurt combos (with granola, fruit or cereal within the lid or packed separately)
• Single serving carton or can of orange juice
• Reduced-fat pudding packs
• Snack packs of cut up veggies with light dip or low fat dressing
• Baked or reduced-fat potato chips, pretzels, veggie or tortilla chips
• Low fat string cheese
• Sandwiches: Peanut butter and jelly or turkey with low-fat cheese on whole grain bread
• Small packs of cold cereal (preferably low sugar). Just add milk and remember to pack a spoon
As for my excersise regiment, I am bringing my P90X dvd's with me and using my laptop, will play them in my room. The hotel we are staying in also has a fitness center that I plan to use. HECK> for the amount of money I'll be spending during my stay, they ought to throw in a personal trainer with the fitness room. So, since I know that is a fantasy I won't see happen anytime soon... Tony Horton will have to be my guide.
Planning to post from my phone my updates on my facebook page about my activity levels while I'm on the road. Trying not to let a change of schedule interfer with my mission.
How are you doing today? I'd love to know.