Make a List!
“Make a list before you go to the store. I’m sure people have told you this before. If you go to the store hungry or in a rush, you will make impulse buys. Be organized and have a plan, and then you will cruise through the store with ease.”
The Logistics Inside the Grocery Store
“Remember that produce and anything cold is typically on the outside walls of the store; go there first and make a pass around to gather your items. Then hit up the few aisles in the middle that have nonperishable foods worth eating like nuts, prepackaged tuna, dried fruits, peanut butter, etc.”
Healthy Options When Staying in a Hotel, Truck, or Camper
“A few healthy options that work well in a hotel or truck in Europe or in a camper environment are vegetable platters, eggs, cocktail shrimp and frozen vegetables. Eggs and frozen vegetables can be cooked in the microwave if you don’t have a stove top, and cocktail shrimp is already cooked and ready to go. Eggs and shrimp are great sources of protein, and all involve almost zero cooking ability. Vegetable platters usually come with some kind of dip, or you can get a container of hummus, tzatziki or guacamole to go with them.”
“You can get some great things these days at deli counters. Please pass by the fried items (as they aren’t as healthy), and find the precooked chicken breasts or roasted eggplant that you can reheat in the microwave, as well as salads and soups. All would be great options to stock your hotel fridge with and then just reheat.”
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.”