Tips For Healthy Hotel Eating

Posted on: 6 May 2016

If you spend a lot of time travelling for work, you are going to find yourself in a variety of hotel rooms and executive suites. You might have strict fitness guidelines that eating out all of the time won't meet. You might decide that you are going to have to prepare your own meals in your hotel room. Here are some tips for healthy hotel eating. 

1. Salad

When you're in an executive suite or a hotel room, you are likely not going to have the luxury of an oven or a stove. You will, however, definitely have a microwave. This is tremendously important because it will allow you to keep any fresh fruits and vegetables that you purchase perfect for eating. One easy meal that you can make right in your hotel room is a salad. All you need to do is make sure that you have your favorite type of lettuce on hand, as well as chopped vegetables. Many grocery stores will sell pre-chopped vegetables that might be more expensive than chopping them yourself, but definitely less expensive than eating out. Consider buying nuts to go on your salad such as walnuts in order to make sure that you get the protein that you need. If you end up going to the grocery store, they might also have pre-cooked chicken that you can use.

2. Grilled Foods

Another option during late spring, summer, and early fall is to use the grill that your hotel almost certainly has. Many hotels will have an outdoor grill that you can use to prepare grilled chicken or other meat that you can add to your salad or eat on its own. You can also marinate onion, tomatoes, chunks of pepper, and mushrooms in Italian dressing for a few hours and then grill them on kabobs. Before you go to a hotel, contact them to make sure that they have a grill that you can use. If they don't, ask them if there is a park nearby that has a grill that you could use.

3. Deli Meats

Finally, if you are really in a bind, consider purchasing deli meats that are low in sodium, fat, and preservatives. Deli meats are not the healthiest foods but they will keep you fed and feeling full. You can easily store them in your fridge so that they don't go bad. Make sure that you add plenty of veggies to your sandwich and consider turning your sandwich into a wheat wrap. 

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in hotels. They might be able to give you some ideas for healthy meals that they serve or healthy meals that you can purchase in the hotel.