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Summer is the season for vacations and vacations are for stepping out of our routines. No worrying about work or school. No waking up early unless we want to, to head somewhere FUN!
However, one routine I try not to step out of is eating healthy. I don't know about you, but my body behaves badly when its routine is disrupted - I don't want to spend my whole vacation popping antacids or worrying about fitting into my swim suit!
Of course, I believe it's important to splurge every once in a while - you have to try the local cuisine, eat whatever special dish your great-aunt prepares for you, no matter how much butter is in there, and what's a vacation without an ice cream cone?
We recently returned from a road trip that took us from Texas to Wisconsin and back... hours and hours spent on the road, grabbing lunch or dinner somewhere quick near the freeway (road trips are a timed event for my husband!) Quick and healthy don't typically go hand-in-hand, but even at the quickest spots, there's usually something that's not fried and includes more vegetables than just lettuce and tomatoes.
I also bring along healthy snacks in the car to ward off chocolate binges at gas station stores along the way, things that travel well, like raw almonds or walnuts, or grapes stashed in the cooler along with bottles of water and other drinks to keep us hydrated... very important when you're traveling! Crystal Light's "Drink Mix On the Go" packets come in handy on road trips like this - they're easy to store and easy to add to a bottle of water when you need something with flavor! (Despite his eye on the clock, my husband will reluctantly let us stop every couple of hours for a stretch-and-potty break.)
So how do you eat healthy when you're on vacation or just away from home? Give me some new ideas! Tell me in the comments section below for your chance to win the $100 VISA gift card.
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