January 10, 2015

Eating healthily on holiday | The Wander Edit

If, like me, you have started eating your veg either spiralized or juiced, have only just discovered the existence of chia seeds, spirulina and cacao and think of Deliciously Ella’s gloriously healthy glow every time you force down some strange brown sludge concoction then you too must have discovered the world of clean, healthy eating.

I LOVE food and look forward to diving into all sorts of local deliciousness when on holiday.  I tend to overindulge in rich food and alcohol but often shrug off the inevitable guilt with a, “so what. I’m on holiday!”

So how do we stick to our new clean lifestyle when we head abroad?  Here are some pointers for trying to eat that little bit healthier on holiday.

1. Pack some healthy snacks.  I get unbelievably peckish when travelling.  The trick is to have a healthy alternative (I love a Nakd bar or a Bounce Ball) at the ready whenever you get the urge to buy a Mars bar or a packet of crisps.

2. Eat Local.  There really is nothing better than fresh, local produce.  If you’re a by the sea, get stuck into some fresh grilled fish.

3. Go big at breakfast. Breakfast is often included at hotels so I always go big to make sure I get my money’s worth!  However, there is the added benefit of setting you up for the day.  Try and avoid those delicious looking pastries (hard I know) and head for the fresh fruit followed by something filling like eggs and smoked salmon.

4. Avoid sugary cocktails.  I love nothing more than a Caipirinha on holiday but they are packed full of sugar.  Vodka and Soda or Gin and Slimline Tonic are a healthier alternative.

5. Share a pudding.  You’ve got to have a pudding, you’re on holiday but if you share a pudding then it is only half as bad!

Photo via Deliciously Ella

Do you have any other tips for healthy holiday eating? Let me know in the comments below.

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