The Brain Food Blog

5 Ways To Eat Healthy On The Go

Aug 27, 2022

Many of us believe if we are on the go, and traveling in and out of airports it’s impossible to eat healthy.

Let’s be real. Eating healthy on the go can be very hard, but still possible.

Especially when you’re walking through the airport or a metropolitan center filled with fast food options that don’t nourish your body and brain but tempt you with advertisements.

While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the occasional junk food meal we both know there are better options you can find with a bit of insight and awareness.

1. Fast Food

I’m often ask what’s the healthiest fast food?

If you live in the US the answer by far is Chipotle.

Out of all the fast food places you could hit on the road that’s the healthiest Chipotle is the clear winner. There are 3,017 Chipotle locations in the United States as of August 22, 2022.

If you want to be the healthiest I would avoid the tortillas & chips due to added extra processed oils. My typical order is: (keep in mind I’m currently gaining weight/muscle)

  • white rice
  • black beans
  • extra fajita veggies
  • steak or chicken
  • mild tomatos
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • guacomole
  • extra lettuce

If you have no access to Chipotle’s my second choice would be Panera Bread however the food sold is much more processed than Chipotle but can still be apart of a healthy balance.


2. Fruit

Fruit is a great way to pack in extra vitamins & healthy compounds for your body on the go. Luckily, many fruits already come naturally packaged like a snack.

Every time I travel I hit up a grocery store and grab:

  • bananas
  • clementines/oranges/kiwis
  • your favorite berries
  • apples/peaches
  • pre-cut mangos/pineapples
  • avocados
  • dates
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3. Nuts, Seeds, and Trail Mix

Nuts and seeds contain essential fatty acids and can be a good source of protein and carbohydrates to fuel you up on your journey. Feel free to experiment with the list of nuts below. 

  • peanuts
  • almonds
  • pistachios
  • cashews
  • walnuts
  • hazelnuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sunflower seeds

Additionally what I like to do is buy a few different varieties and combine them in a bag with some unsweetened unprocessed dark chocolate to mix it up! 


4. Protein Drinks & Bars

Protein is considered one of the most important if not the most important macro nutrient for your overall health, brain health, and body.

Consuming quality clean protein shakes and bars can be a pivotal habit to make sure you are maximizing protein consumption on the go! 

Protein Shakes:

  • Chobani Complete Drink Mixed Berry or Strawberry (yogurt section)
  • OWYN Protein Shake (I like the peanut butter one)
  • ICONIC protein Coffee Drinks

Protein Bars:

  • RX Bars
  • GoMacro MacroBars
  • EPIC Meat Bars
  • Go Raw Sprouted Bars
  • Garden of Life Protein Bars
  • Vital Proteins Collagen Bar


5. More Filling Options

Here are some other options if you’re looking for more than just a little snack to fill yourself up. 

  • Sardines (in a can)
  • Tuna (snack packs)
  • Organic Perdue Grilled Chicken Strips
  • Grass Fed Beef Jerky
  • Almond Butter Packs
  • Cheese Sticks
  • Organic Frozen Rice Packs (microwave at your Hotel)
  • Microwavable Potatoes
  • Celery + Carrots w/ Hummus or Nut Butter



I hope this article helped expand your knowledge on eating healthy on the go!

I am a Certified Nutrition Coach and help high-performers, entrepreneurs, busy parents, and students learn how to eat healthy, achieve their body/brain goals, and keep them accountable each and everyday.

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