Healthy Eating While on Vacation


 
It's vacation time!  Time to relax, time to get away from your daily routine and enjoy a new adventure.  Whether your family is going to visit grandma, to the beach or to a special destination, you do not need to leave your healthy eating habits at home.  Plan ahead and follow these tips for healthy travels.
  • Pack your own healthy snacks to go.  Have pretzels, trail mix, popcorn, chopped veggies, fresh fruit, nuts and seeds in the car for those family snack breaks as you travel.  These filling snacks will keep everyone happy and save you time and money.
  • Be water friendly.  Staying hydrated is important!  Make water your main drink while you are on the go.  Keep your cooler packed with ice cold water instead of the sugary juice drinks and teas with added sugar.
  • Find a farmers' market or grocery store.  Once you have reached your destination, pick up fresh fruits and veggies, dairy foods, whole grains, nuts and seeds that can be enjoyed as a snack or as a breakfast alternative during your stay.
  • Choose a sit-down restaurant instead of fast food.  Even though this takes more time, the menu will allow for healthier food choices.  You will be able to order your food broiled rather than fried.  Ask for salad dressing on the side and choose salads, fruits, and vegetables instead of fried side dishes.

Try our Trail Mix recipe to take on your next traveling adventure!


Trail Mix
serves 8      serving size - 1/2 cup

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups unsweetened breakfast cereal  (cheerios, chex, corn flakes)
1 1/2 cups pretzels
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/3 cup sunflower kernels

Directions:
  1. Measure and mix ingredients together.
  2. Serve in a small bag or cup.
  3. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
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