We are ladies who Lunch (with a capital L). But when youíre traveling, itís easy to get stuck with a plate of greasy fast food if you donít plan your diet carefully. Here is the ultimate meal plan for the gal on the go.†It will keep you satiated and sane throughout a jam-packed day. (Bonus: Snacking is encouraged.)
Smart start: Kick off your morning with a protein-laden meal to keep you full and focused. Omelets or scrambled eggs are easy enough to find on the road; oatmeal topped with a handful of berries is another tasty option.
Drink More Water
Bottled water too boring for you? Take along a water infuser thatís the same size as a normal water bottle and snag a few pieces of fruit from the hotel buffet in the morning for sweet hydration all day long.
For a healthy nosh on the run, throw a slim Keen-Wah Decadence energy bar into your purse. Hearty almonds and chia seeds will give you a much-needed boost. Craving something sweet? Early Bird Granola with toasted pecans and maple syrup is sure to satisfy.
How appetizing: Just because the boss ordered steak au cheese sauce doesnít mean you have to follow suit. Use the app MyFitnessPal to steer clear of the calorie traps on the menu and to identify more figure-friendly options. Watch out--itís addictive.
Unwinding at a cozy cafť sounds great for dinner. Donít stress about searching the yellow pages. Simply use the new app Hoppit. It picks restaurants for you based on your ideal atmosphere and menu. Bon appťtit!
Tricks from Our Editors
ďThereís something about peeling a clementine during a flight that creates this moment thatís almost Zen. Itís such an olfactory experience--a breath of fresh air amidst a stale airplane cabin. Plus, itís one fruit that can take a bruising and keep on cruising.Ē
--Mary Kate McGrath, editor in chief
Create Your Plate
For the DIY crowd, Hyatt now offers the option of customizing your meal. Pick from a list of proteins (fish, chicken, tofu), add a sauce, then finish with two healthy sides (hello, jasmine rice). Itís like having a nutritionist join you for dinner.