I loved being a panelist on Healthy Child Healthy World’s “On The Road Again: Eating Healthy on Vacation” Twitter Party. And, I was humbled to be part of a group of amazing women who advocate for healthier nutrition for children:
- Katie Newell from Healthnut Foodie.
- Stacie Billis from One Hungry Mama.
- Whitney Wingerd from Mommies With Style.
- Melissa Graham from Purple Asparagus.
- Nicole Betancourt from Parent Earth.
- Kia Robertson from Today I Ate A Rainbow.
- Jennifer Schiff from The Family Dinner.
As soon as the party ended, I immediately wanted to tell my husband about what we discussed at the party and I want to share them here with you! Here are my 7 fave tips that help create healthier eating habits while on the road:
1. Invest in a cooler.
2. Plan ahead and make your own food to last the whole road trip. Store it in the cooler.
3. Book accommodations with a kitchen, so you can make your own meals.
4. Bypass any fast food chain and any other restaurant with a drive-through. Go to a Farmer’s Market instead or a grocery store with an organic produce section.
5. At a restaurant,
a) choose Vegan or Vegetarian Foods (unless you trust that their meat is organic, if you eat meat).
b) choose foods that are not fried, battered, have artificial ingredients or that contain possible allergens.
c) share a portion of your adult meal with your kids… try not to order from the kid’s menu.
6. Forget renting a car. Walk everywhere.
7. Enjoy your family time! Relax with your family, talk with them and have fun together!