A vegan Vietnamese rice noodle bowl is packed with bright flavors from crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, spicy sesame tempeh and a tangy vinaigrette.
By Rachael Hartley
Travel can make you healthier. Looking back at my life, I truly believe traveling as a child was the single greatest factor in me becoming a dietitian and making my wellness a priority.
When you travel around the world, you see a wide range of traditional diets. You also see how the people eating these different diets are generally pretty healthy. For example, in Peru, potatoes are a major part of every meal. At the farmers market, there was an entire potato section which consisted of two 30-foot long tables overflowing with dozens of different types of potatoes. I also saw native Peruvians absolutely whooping fit Americans on the Incan trail. Our guide said Peruvian guides hiked to Machu Picchu and back in one day. It takes other travelers three days, one way.
Travel expands your taste buds. Travel exposes you to new foods and flavors. When you’re a more adventurous eater, eating healthy food is less about dieting and more about trying new and delicious foods.
You don’t even have to travel to exotic places to get these benefits. Exploring new places in your own backyard can be just as beneficial, and fun! Some of my favorite trips have been less than a couple hours drive – camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, hiking with friends in the upstate, and exploring historic sites in South Carolina. You can even learn a lot from exploring your own town with fresh eyes!
Take an edible trip to Vietnam with this rice noodles bowl that is not only nutritious and a great source of protein, but also a beautiful and delicious interpretation of the country’s cuisine.
Hi there! I'm Rachael Hartley, a dietitian, food blogger, whole food lover and avocado enthusiast. My mission is to help you rediscover the joy of eating. I believe living a healthy, fulfilled life should be fun, simple and most of all, delicious!