Going on tour may have a road-trippy feel to it, but being on tour also requires a significant amount of both physical and mental rigor, and it's important to take care of your body. That said, it's also important not to waste all of your hard-earned tour funds on expensive food.
In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Leah D. Nelson outlines how touring artists can provide themselves with healthful sustenance on the road while staying within a budget.
"The late nights on tour typically equate a late start the next morning, but don’t let that stop you from eating breakfast. When you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to overindulge on unhealthy snacks to make up for the missed calories. Avoid this at all costs.
Studies have shown that school-age children perform better and are more attentive when they eat a good breakfast, so you’re more likely to be on your game when you eat a healthy breakfast on the day of a gig, or while driving long distances. Fresh fruit and instant oatmeal packets are inexpensive and perfect for the on-the-go lifestyle of a touring musician."