“An option outside of food is always a protein drink. I myself don’t really fancy the taste of them, but many people survive just fine on them.”
Individual Packets of Protein Powder
“Individual packets of protein powder travel great; they never go bad and all you have to do is add liquid! Bring a shaker bottle with you, grab some milk or vegan milk substitute from the hotel – or pour some water into your bottle with the powder – and shake it up.”
Premade Protein Drinks
“An alternative to shaking them up yourself is buying a case of premade ones. I think that the Orgain brand is a really good one; many of my patients also like Premier Protein as there are more flavors, and they are more readily available.
I have also had patients order a case of protein shakes on Amazon and had them sent to the hotel they would be staying at so that they were there upon the patient’s arrival.”
Magic Bullet Blender
“If protein drinks are your favorite thing, I would invest $25 in a small Magic Bullet-type blender that can easily be packed in your travel bag. It does a much better job of blending up your powder and milk, and if you want to add anything else like a banana or peanut butter you can.”
Besides being an avid amateur equestrian, Kimberly Maloomian is a registered top dietitian. She has been the lead dietitian at The Miriam Hospital in RI and she runs her private consulting firm Kimba’s Kitchen offering medical nutrition therapy, weight management strategies, and wellness services for individuals or companies nationwide.
Kimberly: “In my late teens and early 20s I was a groom, on the road, failing at keeping myself healthy. Much of the reason I became a dietitian was to learn how to properly care for myself, and it has evolved into a passion for helping others learn to do the same. I identify with all the grooms out there and while the industry and world are always evolving, one thing remains constant. What we put into our bodies leads to our success in everything we do, and mentoring people to be the best versions of themselves is the ultimate honor.”