Let’s get real – when you’re always on the road, you may go entire days without setting foot into a kitchen. But this doesn’t mean you get a free pass for fast food, salty snacks, and sweets. With a bit of ingenuity and some effort on your side, you can still enjoy nutritious meals while preparing for your future destination.

After all, you need the energy and the resilience that your body and brain get from good nutrition. It’s no fun to feel bloated or drowsy while trying to squeeze into a train seat for hours on end. 

To make things easier, we put together a few quick culinary fixes that promise nutrition without the fuss – perfect for those of us whose office views change by the hour.

5 Quick and Nutritious Recipes to Try on the Road

There are many reasons to become a digital nomad, but the freedom to explore and enjoy the world is usually at the top. However, this freedom also comes with sacrifices, and one of them is the pleasure of cooking for yourself every day.

If you miss the taste and experience of home cooked meals, here are a few recipes that are easy to put together and somewhat resemble the idea of cooking at home.

1. The Avocado-Tuna Boat

Ingredients: Avocado, canned tuna, cherry tomatoes, lemon, spices

To prepare, halve the avocado and fill it with tuna mix (you can add some onions and mayo to make it tastier). Garnish with tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon. To make it a bit more consistent, place the tuna mix on a piece of toast and use the avocado as garnish as well.

2. Veggie Hummus Wrap

Ingredients: Whole wheat wraps, hummus, assorted raw veggies. If you’re not vegetarian and you want to add more protein, include some deli meats or grilled chicken from a restaurant or fast-food.

To put together, spread hummus on the wrap, lay out sliced veggies (and meat), and roll it up. Of course, don’t forget to add some spice to your taste.

3. Overnight Oats Jar

Ingredients: Rolled oats, almond milk/yogurt, fruit/nuts/seeds 

This one’s so easy you could prepare it on a train. Simply combine ingredients in a jar overnight for a ready-to-eat breakfast.

4. Quinoa Salad Cup 

Ingredients: Cooked quinoa, mixed greens, cucumber, ingredients for dressing

For this one, you’ll need access to a stove to cook the quinoa (you can also microwave it). Mix all ingredients in a cup or to-go container, add the dressing, and shake before eating.

5. Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

Ingredients: Peanut butter, whole grain bread, banana slices, honey(optional)

Peanut butter is a great source of protein and other nutrients, and it can be found almost anywhere. Plus, it’s easy to store and transport.

For this particular meal, toast your bread (optional), spread the peanut butter onto the bread, add banana slices on top, and drizzle some honey (if you have any).

Bonus: Healthy Food Idea For When You Stay Put for Longer

If you plan to spend a few weeks or months at one location, you may want to look into meal kit delivery services that activate in the area. These services are a fantastic source of healthy and nutritious meals, and you can find lots of options for specific dietary needs.

For instance, if you check the HelloFresh meal kit’s menus and plans, you’ll see they offer dishes and recipes from a wide range of cuisines. Plus, there are many vegetarian or low-calorie options, and the ingredients are always high-quality and fresh. 

Many of these services, HelloFresh included, activate in several different countries, so chances are you’ll encounter them in your travels. They’ll save you the trouble of researching recipes and shopping for ingredients and help you set some money aside since you won’t be eating out every day.

Wrap Up

When you’re on the road, you must make sure your body and brain are in top condition, so don’t skimp on nutrition!

The right foods will keep you sharp, active, and energetic, allowing you to enjoy your nomadic lifestyle. So, make sure you always have healthy options that are easy to put together for a quick meal on the go.

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