Coffee Chat With Our Girl Emily DiDonato ~ The Healthy Travel Tips We Swear By
A few weeks ago, we flew to NYC to hang with our girlfriend Emily DiDonato and get all her genius tips for you! Emily is a total boss ~ she’s a health and wellness coach, certified yogi, and an absolute sweetheart. Oh and she’s a super model. About 2 years ago, we met Emily through a mutual friend. Then that same weekend she crushed a half marathon. She’s stunning inside and out!
Like us, Emily is constantly traveling. Some months she’s on a plane practically every day. (She even met her fiancé Kyle on a flight. They’re the cutest!) So she’s the perfect person to turn to for healthy travel advice.
With airplane snacks, food in a new city, and jet lag, traveling can be one of the most challenging times to stick to your healthy lifestyle. But it’s also the #1 time you want to feel and look your best. In today’s video, we’re chatting with Emily about her workout, nutrition, and beauty advice for when you’re on the fly ~ literally!
Check out the video and read on below for tips from all of us! Cheers!
You can also watch on YouTube HERE!
Our top tips…
Carry on your snacks ~ watch out for the smelly ones ;)
We always pack healthy snacks in our carry on for the flight. Emily brings almonds and sometimes whole avocados! We love packing Tone It Up Protein Bars or protein mini muffins in a Meal Prep Container. You can even make your pancakes or waffles into muffins. Just add blueberries or any other fruit you like! Check out the recipe below!
We’ve learned the hard way to look out for smelly snacks. We used to pack chicken and asparagus on planes for photo shoots or I’d open a bag of my fave beef jerky and the people sitting around us were like, “Ummm….can I change my seat?” Oops! 🙊
Protein Mini Muffins
**You can double or triple the recipe to make more muffins
1 scoop Tone It Up Protein
1/2 banana, mashed
1/4 cup egg whites
1/2 Tbs. almond milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
Your fave berries
Coconut oil spray
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mash banana with almond milk before stirring in remaining ingredients.
3. Spray a mini muffin tin with coconut oil spray. Add batter and bake for about 15 minutes. Let cool before packing in a meal prep container.
Set small workout goals
When we flew into NYC, I told myself I was going to do the bike at the hotel gym for 15 minutes…and I ended up going for 35!! Once you get started, you may surprise yourself. Or if you only have time for that 15 minutes, that’s totally OK! It helps you stay active and stick to your routine while you’re away!
Get supermodel skin ~ at 30,000 feet!
You probably noticed…Emily’s skin is FLAWLESS! So of course we had to ask her how she keeps it glowing while she’s flying. One of her biggest tricks is staying hydrated. She brings a water bottle on the flight and constantly asks to refill it. She also travels with a small bottle of moisturizer and coconut oil. You know we swear by coconut oil…on your face, hair, cuticles! And it smells amazing, so the people next to us are happy! ; )