Nutrition Savvy Travels

My husband and I just returned from a 2,800 mile, nine-day road trip. We were lucky enough to hit a few of the spectacular United States National Parks. All I can say is, wow! If you have the chance to visit any of our national parks get there as fast as you can, they are simply amazing.   

While traveling, many of us, including myself, want or need to locate restaurants/stores with healthier or alternative nutrition options such as:

  • Low-calorie
  • Low-fat
  • Low-sodium
  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Raw
  • Vegan

No matter what mode of transportation you use during your travels there is probably a website or app for almost any type of restaurant/store you need. By planning ahead, it can be quite easy for you to locate establishments that will allow you to keep on track with your healthy eating goals.

Below are a few resources I and my clients have successfully used in the past:

Healthy Restaurant Locator Resources

Healthy Dining Restaurant Finder provides locations with information about such things as healthy options, low-sodium items, and kid healthy items. It also allows you to personalize your search based on things such as calorie amounts, sodium, fat, protein, etc.:

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant and Store Finder with a mobile app option:

Gluten Free Restaurant Finder with mobile app option. During our recent trip, having this app on my phone made it much easier to find places that I could safely eat at:

While traveling, having some reliable and quickly accessible electronic resources for how to eat healthy are always a great asset. Whether you are on an airplane, on a road trip, in a bus, on a boat, or hiking on a trail, planning your meals and snacks ahead of time will help you avoid feeling that you have no choice but to eat the unhealthy options surrounding you.

The links below provide reliable recommendations for how to eat healthy while traveling because they are from my favorite sources, RDs (Registered Dietitians).