Eating Healthy on the Road
Over Memorial Day, we started the summer off with a little road trip to Vancouver, BC. We found a last-minute deal at a downtown hotel. Knowing that we would be away from home for three full days, I got nervous about what to eat. I hate to be caught off guard, with ravenous children unwilling to wait. I, myself, cannot function when hungry; low-sugar is not a good state. Two hungry kids, too tired and poorly fueled to walk around and sightsee, can be a real downer. Under such circumstances, it is easy to resort to junk/fast food, just to make it to the next destination or activity.
So, I packed food like a mad-mama. I brought bananas, apples, carrots sticks, granola bars, some milk in a cooler, packets of instant oatmeal (made with hot water out of the in-room coffee maker), string cheese, pretzel sticks, a jar of peanut butter, a couple of yogurt cups, and a water bottle for each of us to refill all along the way. Once at our destination, I am a fan of hitting up the local market to restock with fresh local produce, milk, and other healthy snacks.
We don't have many trips planned for the summer, but I'm sure lots of you do (lucky mamas!). Can you share your best tips and tricks on eating well while on the road?