The 4 Best Tips to Eat Heathy on Vacation
When you’re traveling, it can seem almost impossible to find healthy, affordable food. Even if you’re careful about packing snacks, it’s still challenging to plan ahead and find quick, easy meals that are also nutritious. Unfortunately, fast food is usually the most convenient (and affordable) option for families on vacation. And even hotels may not have a kitchen or a fridge in your room. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy while traveling!
Plan Your Meals
If you’re staying in a hotel, you’ll likely not have access to a kitchen. This doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy, though. In fact, there are plenty of ways to eat healthfully without a stove or microwave. You can, for example, opt for salads, sandwiches, or soups. At many hotels, you can also order from room service, which often offers healthy options. So, ahead of time, plan out the meals you want to eat while you’re away. This will make it easier to order when the time comes. You can also look for healthy options on menus at restaurants. If you plan your meals ahead of time, you’ll have less stress about finding healthy food while you’re away from home.
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Bring Healthy Snacks
If you want healthy snacks for the road, you can pack them in advance or buy them at the store. Some great snacks for travel include whole-grain crackers, nuts, dried fruit, and low-sugar granola bars. If you have time before your trip, you can even set up a little food station in your kitchen. This way, you can easily keep snacks fresh without taking up valuable space in your bags. You can also use plastic baggies to keep snacks fresh and separate. This will help you avoid mixing your snacks up.
Have Something For Everyone
Make sure you pack or order food that your entire family will love. To do this, you can get your family involved in planning where and what you will eat and in buying snacks. When you ask your kids what fun summer break activities they want to do, ask them what they’d like to eat after, too! Vacations will make you and your family hungry, so don’t skip this important step of planning your trip.
Do Your Research
If you’re visiting a new destination, you may have trouble finding healthy options. In this case, it helps to do some research ahead of time so that you know how to make healthy choices when you’re there. You can also ask employees at your hotel for recommendations. In many places, fresh produce can be expensive, so you may want to find out about cheaper alternatives. You can also look for grocery stores near your hotel. You might want to consider buying a few snacks for the road in case you can’t find any affordable produce.
Eating healthy while you travel doesn’t have to be difficult! Especially if you’re traveling with kids, you might think it will be impossible to eat healthy. With these tips, you’ll be prepared to eat healthy and well during all of your adventures.