Eating Healthy While Travelling

Eating Healthy While Travelling

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One Great Picnic Spot!

 

 

Many people have asked me about how did we eat healthy while travelling?

If you’ve ever travelled in the USA (and Canada and probably many other places) you will find that it’s all the same restaurants whether sit down, fast food or in between.  Has that ever made you wonder why it’s always the same places – you can see the signs on the highway.

I’ve always settled when I travelled but no more as I end up paying for it but ALSO my health is my #1 priority.  When I got totally burnt out and needed to sleep like 12 hours plus a day, I will never go back to that.  I know stress plays a huge role, but also what I put in my body AND mind.

It’s now my lifestyle and I won’t compromise – that is my choice and I have no judgment of what others do unless they are looking for solutions!

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Fast processed foods are mostly chemical concoctions labelled as foods and we have been advertised to so much that we think it’s food.  don’t ever settle or buy into the b.s!

When we stopped for gas I would go into the gas stations and some of them were like littlemini malls yet so full of crap – we wonder why obesity is at an all time high, high cholesterol, heart disease, food addictions, food allergies and so on.

We had many picnics somewhere off the highway when we had time and if we were limited we would pull into the rest area as we had our coolers with our foods.

Picnics

 

At the same time that I share that – I have to admit I love making food and creating – I am all about creating whether it be in the kitchen, in photography, in new experiences, in art, new friendships – I love creating.  I also get not everyone is like that.

What if you came better prepared?  You brought a cooler with some food already made or healthier versions that you bought before you left?

Fresh Food

There are soooo many great blogs on the internet now with truly healthy recipes – many that are easy to make.  Yet if you truly don’t like that or have time, go buy a healthier version of things at the grocery store.

Here are some ideas:

Hummus (of course look for non-gmo) great with veggies or good crackers

Avocados –  great on their own or easy to make a quick tasty gac – (next recipe I will post)

Fruit to snack on especially if it’s crunchy.

Raw nuts like Almonds or Cashews – mixed with Raisins (always make sure they are organic as grapes are highly sprayed),

Wraps – great to hide all kinds of veggies

Non-gmo natcho chips with fresh salsa

so many other things once you start looking – easy to get creative here

To some that may seem like extra work, or the thought of ‘Well I’m holidays so I’m not working or I”m going to eat whatever or………’

Life is short – whether you live to 65 or 95 years old – it goes fast.  Why not live it feeling the best you can so that each day can be filled with great experiences.

I mean who likes being stuck in a bed or a chair due to an illness that could have been prevented.

“Take care of your body – it’s the only place you have to live!”   –  Jim Rohn

 

I really go on about food as I do know and believe the way we eat effects us greatly – if we are constantly taking in garbage then that effects us in how we feel, move and think.

That goes for thoughts too – more on that next time!!

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

 

PS – I had some cool photos of places we stopped to eat and picnic and many were amazing places – I either lost the photos when my hard drive crashed or I just can’t find them yet on my back up…………you get the idea I hope though!

Another Sunset Picnic

Markets

Markets

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Fresh Foods at the Market

 

I know for many of us, markets could be a thing of the past with summer ending and well into fall!

I don’t know if you take the time to shop at markets or not but highly encourage you to do so.

I have been hearing from many people similar things like – ‘It must have been hard eating healthy while travelling?’

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Markets

 

And the answer is NO!!  (a post on that is coming soon too)

David and I live this lifestyle and it’s part of who we are.  We don’t just do it when it’s convenient, or get sloppy about our health – as once you lose it, it is so hard to get back.  And once you pass a certain point of eating, doing and being the health things you just can’t go back – basically you are awaken and you see the light and truth – there is no going back.

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Market Food

 

What does all that mean?

Many people think they are eating healthy because they shop at Whole Foods (watch this great video by the Health Ranger, it will open your eyes up and save you money!), or eat packaged foods labelled organic or gluten free, go to a yoga class several times a week, wear Lululemon and eat brunch on the weekend at the latest ‘in’ restaurant.  Now I’m being fairly general yet trying to paint a picture -to some it’s part of being in the trend.  To others it’s a lifestyle choice.

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Colorful Foods!!

 

That type of scenario people are doing better than most, but many do it to look cool…….does one really understand true health, eating healthy, thinking / meditating and being true health and empowered?

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Lots of colors!

 

What I am realizing is that it takes more than grabbing a juice at your favourite local bar (or off the shelf which to be honest is better than juices in general but for optimal nutrition – juice needs to be drank within an hour of it being pressed fyi for any optimal nutrition) or doing a couple of yoga classes a week – it’s not as much about the body or work out as it is a moving meditation where one takes the practice of non-judgment out in their every day world.

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Amazing Food Artisans

Most packaged foods are still processed even if the ingredients are healthier or organic.  Please don’t get me wrong, I eat them too, I am not up on a soap box here, real health still comes down to eating mostly real foods, raw and alive foods, natural foods that aren’t loaded with lead or sprayed with other poisonous things, and of course non-gmo, adding in superfoods, minerals (not isolated ones), eating high quality proteins (yet not too much) from conscious sources, just to name some things.

Which brings me back to markets – this is where we can eat healthier – as most of it is real food.  We can get to choose how we spend our dollars, support local farmers, eat what is in season and enjoy the creativity of who is there with some of their healthy food creations (outside of farmers growing organic, non-com foods).  Connecting with people that love what they do (for the most part) , you can tell the difference by tasting their goods.

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A lot if not most of the food these days I am finding at the markets is organic – woohoo!!

While on our travels we got the privilege of catching a few markets in different states and they were all great.  All different, yet similar in that they have fresh foods grown by people who love what they do – they have to as not many will grow their own gardens – many also can’t today that I realize.

So if you live in an area where you can visit a market year round – do so!!

And for the ones that maybe missed the market this year – there’s next year – you won’t be disappointed.

We sampled (and bought) some of the best food I’ve ever tasted from the markets we went to while travelling and yes we have a cooler and I will post on ways to eat healthier  and to make it easier while travelling !

Thanks for stopping by!!

Jodi

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Some of the best greens I have ever tasted!!

 

Real Love

Real Love

 

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“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.”
― Jim Morrison

The Ups and Downs of Travelling

The Ups and Downs of Travelling

Gulf Breeze – Florida

 

Just arrived back after travelling for approximately 11 weeks, through 17 states and almost 7000 miles…………..it’s been incredible yet not always easy!! lol Oh the ups and downs of travelling!!

For the most part it’s been fantastic.  Saw many places I’ve never seen before, met many new friends, connected with dear friends, wore flip flops lots, took many pictures, found lots of great markets, ate amazing foods (yes while travelling and I will post on that!) and then a few little hiccups that aren’t worth mentioning but some did prevent me from being on the internet like my hard drive crashing YET I did save most of my stuff!!

Amazing Old Old Building in Toas, NM

 

I will share more of our travels and photos in upcoming posts – I took so many photos as we had so many amazing adventures!!

 

Crystal in Santa Fe, NM

So many photos – I don’t even know where to begin.  I know I probably could have posted more along the way, but while travelling we did stay at places with no internet often, which was a tad frustrating but also awesome – it allowed me to unplug more, be more present, get more into my creative juices and just be and create space where I could explore what I truly desire – not from a materialistic stance but one of feeding my soul, listening to heart, what gets my juices flowing type of space.

Yoga at Red Rocks, CO

 

I love travelling.  There are so many places to see, people to meet, next experiences to have that life is just too short!!

My kids are off travelling and have probably seen more of the world than I have.

Yes I got the bug and I am very fortunate to be able to travel due to having businesses that allow me to work or not wherever I am.

Red Rocks

 

While travelling this time, and having little internet access – which btw, I have found a great solution for and will be able to share more next month – has allowed me time to really dive into some things.  Since meeting some incredible people – people who are out of the box thinkers, creators and livers – in other words they truly embody who they really are, live from the heart and their truth and live healthy lives truly inspired me to up my role in my life.  I have been feeling flat lined in areas of my life and a sluggishness – it’s either what I added in to my way of eating or how I am thinking now and being or both – either way it’s great.

Quick snack on the border of 2 states!

 

I have always had an interest in the mystic side of things, health, alternative, quantum physics and it seems like now things are clicking faster and deeper.  I am doing more yoga, currently on a 10 Day Transformation and allowing myself time each day to meditate, do breath work and have some creative fun – otherwise I get bored and bitchy!!

I am heading out again come December some time – possible house sitting gigs lining up and to do more travelling and get out of the grey rainy season that is now upon us on the West Coast.  With my new phone I will have – posting and being on the internet will never be an issue again, I am so looking forward to taking many more photos and being on top of it better this time – this was like a trial run!!

Great Markets – Great Food!

 

I will be working on my Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project as that has become very clear to me that it needs to be finished and I will be starting another one to go along with it – which I can’t wait to share!!

There is nothing like feeling great, healthy and in love with oneself and life – not form an egoic sense but a true love that is deep and real.

Roasted Chilies – Taos, NM

 

There were many great things about this trip that all I can say is wow – can’t believe where the time went as it was incredible!!

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

xo

Jodi