Food and Diet

Kitchenettes, Travel and High Blood Pressure

When traveling with high blood pressure, it can be challenging when it comes to lack of control over meals. If you’ve been following this blog, you know I am a big supporter of balance. Finding some kind of compromise is really the key; even during travel.

One way to gain some control and maintain a low salt diet when traveling is to choose hotels that have kitchenettes.

This way, if you indulge a little during lunchtime, you can grab a few simple ingredients to throw together a salad and enjoy with fresh fruit and nuts for dinner. This allows you to minimize the amount of salt and unhealthy fats for one of the meals.

It’s not the perfect solution, but I find perfection hard to keep up with. (I also have a post on tips for eating out, as that happens quite a bit during travels.)

I’m currently in Redmond, Washington and staying at the Hyatt House Redmond. It has a nice little kitchenette, living room, and bedroom. The rates are reasonable. The facilities aren’t fancy, but they meet my goals of space and control over what I eat. The staff is nice, and there are beautiful trails right outside the door. More on that later!

See below for a few photos. Have you ever made your own meals when traveling? If you have any easy go-to recipes to share, I would love to hear!

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