Ever find that traveling for shows takes a toll on your healthy lifestyle? When you are constantly out of your routine, the most difficult part is managing your food choices. The career of an entertainer is fast paced and centered on other’s enjoyment, so you can run out of time to take care of yourself. As a result, you steer toward the quick selections that won’t delay your success. With the below grab-and-go options, putting your health first is easier than you think!
1. Greek Yogurt: As a good source of protein, this nutritious snack is sure to sustain your hunger while providing calcium, potassium, and other vitamins. It also contains probiotics and is lower in lactose than regular yogurt.
2. Boiled Eggs: One of the most readily available and budget friendly protein sources out there. Not only is this snack convenient for the on-the-go entertainer, but grocery stores, convenient stores, and airport kiosks now have them available prepackaged. NOTE: don’t be afraid to eat the yolk! Not only does it provide the bulk of the protein found in an egg, but it also contains calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin D, and other vitamins and minerals.
3. Nuts: Aside from protein and fiber, some varieties can provide inflammation fighting omega 3 fatty acids and the good for you fat sources that your body will love you for. These optimal fats can help slow digestion and help you feel full longer.
4. Dried Fruit: These snacks provide you with a dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, while boosting your fiber intake. Since dried fruits are concentrated sources of sugar, this is a snack that should be eaten in moderation. NOTE: keep an eye out for the added sugars by choosing the unsweetened version of this snack.
5. Snack Bars: Pick a bar that contains nuts, seeds, and sugars from fruit with a short and recognizable ingredient list. If you have time and can plan ahead, try making your own! Otherwise, check out a couple of my favorites: Rx Bars and Larabars.
6. BONUS: If you’re flying from one show to the next, carry an empty water bottle to fill up once you pass through security. Seventy-five percent of Americans are dehydrated! Staying hydrated can help you make healthier food choices, increase focus, improve mood, and so much more. Keep your hydration under control with access to water at your fingertips.
About The Author:
Liana A. graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Benedictine University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. She serves on the board for South Suburban Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Liana currently works in Food Regulatory and blogs with the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. When not working, she enjoys throwing together new recipes in the kitchen, traveling, biking along the Chicago lakefront when weather permits or finding other ways to stay active.
DISCLAIMER: This blog is personally written and edited by Liana A. I have not been compensated in any form for endorsements. The information provided is on an “as is” basis.
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