Originally posted on http://blog.ambronite.com/post/165288431830.
Well, this is different…
In stark contrast to my normal routine of typing away in shelter from the rain in not-so sunny South Wales, I’m currently sat writing this article out in the Spanish heat, snacking on grapes and resisting the urge to dive into the pool.
It may sound somewhat luxurious, but the reality is more of a practical nature. My partner and I are part way through our shoestring budget trip across mainland Europe. A month of chalets and campsites in the south of France, Barcelona, Zadar, Florence, Corsica and finally, Rome – all for less than it costs to rent a two bed flat most places the UK. A no brainer when you look at it like that.
Here’s the deal:
I know that many of you Ambronite superheroes are avid travellers. If you’ve read any of my other articles here on the blog, you’ll know that I’m pretty passionate about wellness. Two unrelated sentences start to make a bit of sense when we realise that putting the two things together can sometimes get a little tricky. By that I mean ‘healthy’ and ‘travel’ don’t always go hand in hand – something you’ve no doubt stumbled upon.
Away from the routine and comforts of home (and in an attempt to save some precious Euros) it’s easy to let things slip in the wellness department when you embark on a trip, particularly where nutrition is concerned.
So in this article, I thought I’d share with you some of my top tips for eating healthily whilst you’re out on your adventures (and not break the bank in the process).
Sound good? Let’s get started!
1. Hit the Markets
From my experience, most places (particularly in mainland Europe) will hold local markets on various days of the week.
These provide an awesome opportunity to get your fill of nutrient dense, fresh fruits and veg at an excellent price (particularly if you don’t mind a haggle).
In Turkey a few years back, I remember we managed to pick up a bag of cherries bigger than my head for next to nothing. Bargain.
2. Stack up on the Staples
Aside from the fresh produce, there are a few cheap (but healthy staples) that I turn to when I’m abroad. I keep them around so I know that I always have something healthy to fall back on…