The Healthy Traveler

Scuba Diving

If you have the chance to learn scuba – do it for a mind-expanding experience.  There is an entire world that exists below the surface of the water, something you would never see but for diving.  Kind of like LIFE and PEOPLE – we see so much more if we venture beyond the surface.

Scuba Diving

By |August 1st, 2014|Blog, The Healthy Traveler|0 Comments

Jen’s Turkey Apple Power Cakes as seen on Arizona Midday

Watch my latest appearance on AZ Midday where I shared my easy and healthy Turkey Apple Power Cakes. These are perfect for traveling and on the go that will satisfy the entire family!

By |May 27th, 2014|Blog, Food and Planning, The Healthy Traveler|0 Comments

Healthy Traveler’s Carry On

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Travel can be very unpredictable, but your healthy eating needn’t be. Even if your airport travel is only supposed to be an hour or two, bring enough healthy food to sustain you for a full day – it’s easier than you think. Delays happen, and even though airport offerings are getting better, the not-so-healthy alternatives still far outweigh the healthy ones. Checkout what’s in my carry-on so I can fuel to rule the day!

Even though this trip should only take 3 to 4 hours, if things get off schedule I will still have plenty of key components for my diet. On this trip I am bringing:

Reusable water bottle and herbal teas to transform ordinary tap water to delicious

Variety of clean, cooked, ready to eat protein: egg whites, turkey burger, chicken breast

Handful of almonds and walnuts

Precut raw veggies for fiber to eat with proteins

My p.m. supplements, such as fish oil, BCAA and glutamine

Emergency protein powder, V-Core by Complete Nutrition

Emergency protein shot in case I don’t have access to water, from my buddies at Frog Fuel

 

I may only use a fraction of this, but if things get delayed and I’m stuck for hours I […]

By |May 12th, 2014|Blog, Food and Planning, The Healthy Traveler, Tips|0 Comments

5 Principles For The Healthy Road Warrior

Welcome to my video mailbag! Today’s question comes from Tammy, a 48 year old flight attendant on Southwest Airlines. Tammy says that with her demanding, travel intensive work schedule, she carries her food bag for three days.

What Tammy is wondering is, “Is there a way for me to stay healthy when all my food needs to come with me on a 3 day journey?”

  1. Call the hotel ahead of time. Make sure they have a refrigerator, microwave access and a cafe on site. If they do, that means they’ll have silverware and bowls you can use so you don’t have to bring your own.
  2. Bring a bag of ice cubes to keep perishable items from going bad. Take two sealable bags and double bag the ice so it doesn’t leak. This way you can get through security because ice isn’t liquid. Every night you can either refreeze your ice, or get the ice cube bin for a traveling ice bag.
  3. Pre cook all the lean and clean proteins and carbs. If you are relying on cooking something on your travels, it may not happen. […]
By |July 3rd, 2013|Blog, Food and Planning, The Healthy Traveler|0 Comments

Staying Healthy and Fit On An RV Roadtrip

Recovering from a 7 day RV trip through Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, mostly biz with a splash of pleasure. Long hours didn’t stop this crew of 4 from staying healthy and happy along the way. Highlights include a different gym every morning, power smoothies in the RV, fresh salad made in a big pot, jump rope at rest stops, lots of fun dog walks, and some of the best sleep ever!

Jen Arricale Roadtrip

Jen Arricale Roadtrip

Jen Arricale Roadtrip

Jen Arricale Roadtrip

Jen Arricale Roadtrip

Jen Arricale Roadtrip

Jen Arricale Roadtrip

Jen Arricale Roadtrip

By |June 10th, 2013|Blog, The Healthy Traveler|0 Comments

How To Eat Healthy While Traveling In Airports

Traveling between the cold Midwest and the hot southwest can present some comfort challenges. Here’s how I stay healthy AND comfortable before, during, and after those flights.

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By |May 11th, 2013|Blog, The Healthy Traveler|1 Comment

How To Eat Healthy While Traveling On The Road

Fitness chef and avid traveler Jen Arricale shares her tips on how to eat healthy while traveling on the road.

This week’s healthy food and fitness question comes from a frequent traveler, Ron. Ron is wondering how to eat healthy while traveling on the road.

Here’s the video transcript answering the question, “How To Eat Healthy While Traveling On The Road”:

Today’s question comes from a frequent traveler, Ron. Ron is wondering how to eat healthy while traveling on the road. Well Ron, I can answer this question from personal experience because I travel quite a bit as well.

My first recommendation is to bring your own healthy food. The way I do this is I pack it in my carry on suitcase. I don’t even need to check a bag in to do this. What I recommend to bring is some healthy nuts, some whole vegetables, whole fruits, and some protein which I’ll talk about a minute.

On the fruits and vegetables, it’s better to bring them whole than precut, in my opinion, because it’s much easier. You’ve got your bell pepers, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes – […]

By |March 15th, 2013|Blog, Food and Planning, The Healthy Traveler|1 Comment