Recently, I wrote about eating well on vacation. I want to share with you a few more ideas from two of our readers, Dave & Kathleen Glowen. Since summer’s still not officially over, you may be able to use their advice on one more vacation jaunt. All it takes is a little planning and a tiny bit of effort to truly "dine" well on the road.
My wife and I go on lots of road trips and hardly ever stop for fast food. We pack a small picnic basket with disposable dishes and utensils. (Who wants to wash dishes on vacation?)
We also take a cooler with us and pack it full of healthy stuff, such as precut veggies, salad dressing, hummus, fresh fruits, and bottled water. (If you freeze some of the bottled water, you don't have to buy ice.) We keep an eye out for fresh fruit standsor stop at the local grocery store to pick up healthy salads from the deli or bulk nuts for snacks. A lot of hotels and motels now have fridges and microwaves and even kitchenettes, so you can make your own meals.
We may not lose weight on vacation, but we work hard to make sure we don't gain it.
Thanks, Dave and Kathleen! I remember as a child, my mom would pack coolers and sandwiches for our trips. I just loved picnicking at parks and campgrounds. Now, my wife, kids, and I also pack sandwiches, fruit, and vegetable snacks for short trips. We go to supermarkets instead of fast-food joints. When you take charge and make your own decisions about eating out, the food is better, it’s exactly what you want and need, and it costs a lot less, too.