How To Eat Healthy While Traveling

Founder of Deliciously Ella By Ella Mills
Founder of Deliciously Ella
Ella Mills is the founder of Deliciously Ella, a popular wellness brand based in London. Since starting her blog in 2011, she has now launched an app, written multiple books, started a line of packaged goods sold all over the UK, and opened a deli.

One of the questions I get asked the most is how do I stay healthy when I travel. I know that this can be tough for lots of people, so I thought I'd share my five favorite tips with you. With a little planning it can be pretty easy to feel amazing no matter where you are or what you're doing.

1. Take a travel blender with you.

I know this might sound a bit crazy but it really helps you get lots of goodness into your body so that you can stay energized and happy so that you can fully enjoy my trip! Once I arrive at my destination I'll stock up on things like bananas, berries, spinach, oats and nuts from a local market or supermarket and then every morning I'll just throw them into my blender to make a delicious breakfast. If I'm travelling for a few days I often bring a small bag of chia seeds, hemp seeds and spirulina so that I can supercharge my smoothies.

2. Bring snacks with you!

There's nothing worse than being hungry and tired and not being able to find anything to eat. It really takes away from your enjoyment of the trip so I always bring delicious nibbles with me. I always look for snacks that are easy to carry — bags of nuts and seeds, raw snack bars, kale chips and crackers are always great options. Homemade trail mix or energy balls are amazing too if you have a little time before you go to prepare them.

3. Take a packed lunch with you for the travel day (and a packed breakfast if you're leaving early).

Airports, gas stations and train stations aren't normally the best place to find deliciously healthy food so it's always easy to bring something with you in a Tupperware container. I'll normally bring a big bowl of quinoa with mixed veggies and avocado for lunch and some overnight oats if I need breakfast too. Just be careful with anything that looks like a spread or liquid (things like guacamole and hummus) if you're going through airport security, as they'll confiscate it.

4. Bring a glass water bottle with you everywhere.

Staying hydrated can be tough if you're running around all day so carry a glass water bottle around with you so that you can just refill it wherever you are. If you want to make your water more interesting take a few herbal teabags with you too and infuse them into the water for some refreshing cold tea. You can take glass water bottles through airport security too, just make sure it's empty when they scan your bag.

5. Have a look online for a great juice or smoothie bar so that you can enjoy a glass of fresh goodness when you arrive.

If I've been travelling most of the day I find that this really helps to revive and reenergize my body, especially if you're also dealing with jet lag and time changes, which can be really hard on the body. Plus it's always fun to check out new juice spots!

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