Thursday, June 11, 2015

On the road? Don't detour for unhealthy food! A few healthy food options to take with you in the suitcase, sedan or safari park

Hitting the road on that family vacation is a great way to enjoy a relaxing vacation. It can also be a time when healthy habits fly out the window. Don't let a vacation ruin your healthy habits, relax with some of these healthy tips. 

If your travels involve planes, trains or automobiles consider filling up your carry-on or purse with the following snacks. 

Top 3 Grab and go snacks to pack:
1. Anything from Peeled Snacks. My most recent favorite is more savory than sweet and packs 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber in each serving. This snack is healthier than potato chips and more satisfying than pretzels or popcorn because of the natural pea protein. All of the Peeled Snacks are organic and made with minimal ingredients. My other favorite are the the Apple Clusters. 

2. Kind Bars are my go to granola. The nuts and seeds sprinkle in a little more protein to help keep kids and adults satisfied longer. The chocolate ones have been getting a bad rap lately but they are delicious, and still better than a candy bar. I believe that they can be a good addition to anyone's diet, with moderation of course. 

3.The Good Bean chickpea snacks. These are definitely an amazing alternative to crackers or goldfish. Add these protein packed beans to trail mix or eat by themselves. They are an easy snack full of nutritious goodness. 

If a road trip is in your future do some research ahead of time to locate fruit stands and farmers markets. One of our favorite places to stop when going to the Florida Keys is Robert is Here. To find out where you can locate the areas markets visit: Local Harvest or USDA's farmers market site. Bring along a cooler to transport some of the fresh produce. 

Once you have arrived at your destination consider staying at a condo or suite that has a kitchen so that you can economically make healthier meals. This may cost a little extra, but in the long run it will save you money from dining out. 

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