Eating and drinking along the way
With fresh ingredients, lots of vegetables, and a little fat on a long car trip, those who eat this way will wake up and fit longer. Sandwiches, fruits, and a variety of dairy products, as well as light meals at the rest area, are perfect for traveling. For example, turkey breast with various vegetables and rice is light and delicious. Or what about fresh salads, vegetable side dishes, and light pasta?
Catering in the service area
The German Society of Nutrition recommends light and balanced diet during the holidays. Here are some tips for catering at the rest area:
a variety of vegetables and fruits to stay healthy. 5 servings daily provide many vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Go to the salad bar or enjoy freshly squeezed juice.
Take a Milk Break
Milk and dairy products are rich in calcium and help strengthen bones. Watch out for low-fat varieties. Cheese sandwiches, rice pudding, buttermilk, or yogurt are good choices.
Water is important
To stay healthy, you need about 1.5 liters of water a day. Water is the number one quencher of thirst! Drink a glass of water or a highly diluted juice spritzer with each meal.
Sweets & Snacks
These foods are often high in fat, salt, and sugar and should be an exception. Only a handful of fresh fruits and nuts are a good treat. Fits with
fish provides iodine, selenium, and important fatty acids. Saltwater fish such as salmon and herring are especially recommended. Light fish dishes such as frying pans and soups bring variety to the plate.
This means that it is better to plan small meals several times a day.
Eating and drinking in the car
Good facilities make sense for long vacation car trips – see inventory. With some precautions, you can keep your food tasty and appetizing while traveling. Drinking less over long distances means less concentration and well-being. Even with very little water loss of only 2% of body weight, performance is significantly reduced. Adults should also drink at least 1.5 liters, preferably 2 liters per day while traveling. Children should also drink at least 1 liter of water if needed.
All food stored in the refrigerator at home is shipped in a cool bag with an ice pack. This keeps the food fresh and tastes great.
When assembling supplies, you should consider bite-sized preparations as much as possible. This greatly increases your flexibility if you are caught in a long traffic jam and cannot take a break. Children also like to eat in the car and can’t always wait until the next break.
The best thing to do before setting off is to spread a thin layer of low-fat cheese or sausage on wholemeal bread or rolls and spice it up with lettuce, cucumber, or radish slices. Dairy products such as low-fat yogurt and quark also stay fresh for a few hours in a cool box.
Packaging and Co.
Wrap film and parchment paper are ideal for wrapping bread and bread rolls. Fruits and vegetables are best stored in food-safe cans. When cleaning your hands, also consider napkins, damp cleaning rags, and garbage bags for leftovers.
Spritzer made from mineral water, unsweetened fruit tea, fruit and vegetable juice (3 parts water and 1 part juice) is a long car to soothe thirst and provide minerals. Suitable for traveling. At the same time, they do not contain much energy.