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Road warriors share healthy eating strategies

In our last enewsletter we asked Athletic-Minded Travelers what they eat when on the road.  We recieved dozens of replies, but a few stood out.

Ideas for healthy eating on the road:

Patrick writes:  "I travel quite a bit for work and can always find an Applebee’s. I order menu selections from their menu section “Lighter Fare”. My favorite from this selection is a shrimp dish like the Shrimp Stir Fry. I also like their dessert shooters. It allows you to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard."

Applebees also has several "Weight Watchers" menu items. These items range in points from 8 to 13 points.

Jill writes: "When I travel to big cities, it’s always really easy to find a steak house. I ALWAYS order a salad (no cheese, no croutons please) with ranch on the side, plain grilled salmon, a plain baked potato (which usually has that yummy salt coating on the outside), and a side of steamed broccoli (no butter please). I have never gone wrong with this order!"

We agree Jill and it is one reason we often list steak houses on the Athletic-Minded Traveler website for our covered cities (100+). It's easy to customize a sensible meal. BBQ joints are another go-to option. Here is a Kansas City example!  

Kila tells us that her favorite San Diego healthy go-to eatery is "Rancho's" (in Ocean Beach) organic salad bar! ¢.39 /pound of pure awesome deliciousness. Pair it with a Grilled Fish Taco for a special treat...just skip the chips and salsa!"

Cathy's Seattle insider tip:  She likes "the Vegan reuben sandwich (called Mighty Mofo made with seitan instead of meat) from Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe in Seattle. Their menu is divine!"

We agree! And the only reason this fabulous eatery is not listed in the Seattle/Bellevue Eat Well section is because both locations are a little far from the main business districts. The West location is about 4 miles from our recommended hotels. For those in search of fresh, healthy, interesting cuisine in a cool and casual ambiance, go for it. And we always love when menus have an "all day breakfast" section!

Here is to eating well when away from home!

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