Maintaining your health (and sanity) while on tour is tricky.
You try to squish in as many bookings as possible into your stay so that you can maximise your profits, but this means you are left with 15-minute gaps (if you’re lucky) to grab a snack and refresh. At the end of the day, you’re exhausted and can’t be bothered to venture out to find fresh, healthy food. Room service and UberEats quickly become your go-to.
Eating hotel room service in bed can feel indulgent and luxurious at first. But there’s only so many plates of bottomless fries you can eat before you are craving the goodness of a home-cooked meal.
And, let’s be honest, there’s nothing worse than a room service bill hacking into your hard-earned profits.
I’ve perfected healthy eating in hotel rooms, and I’m here to share my hacks with you!
At the start of a tour, I’ll always grab some supplies from the supermarket as soon as I arrive. I’ll share my shopping list and meal ideas with you below. With these supplies, I can make a range of simple meals and snacks to tide me over for a few days. A small fridge is helpful for storing the milk, yoghurt and chicken, and I’m yet to stay in a room without a fridge. A microwave is helpful, but not essential. None of these meal ideas will stink up your hotel room (nothing worse than having a booking after reheating broccoli… It smells like vomit) or your breath (no tuna here!)
If I’m staying somewhere for a longer period of time (e.g., 5+ days), I usually grab some more supplies to make a big curry or pasta dish to last me a few days. And, when possible, I might go out to grab some sushi or a bowl of pho or ramen to keep myself sane.