Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Travel Food Kits

We are going to the beach! Hooray! I am so excited I can hardly wait.

We leave Sunday and will return on Thursday and that equals A LOT of eating out. A. Lot! But we are trying to watch what we eat which is pretty difficult if not impossible when eating three meals/two snacks a day at restaurants. Restaurants = sugar + sodium + more sugar in amounts more than should be ingested in a month, let alone one meal.

So, to help my family make better decisions food-wise, I have decided to pack along some healthier options. Our hotel provides a refrigerator and microwave in our room which will help immensely with healthy dining/snack options. Here are some kits I plan to put together for the road trip and hotel. I have linked to recipes and products where applicable so you can see exactly what I plan to pack/make.

Basic Breakfast Kit
(Stored in a lidded plastic tote)

Shelf-stable milk
favorite healthy cereals
instant organic oatmeal
Soft Baked Fig Cereal Bars
organic instant coffee
small container of organic raw sugar

Snack Food Travel Kit
Popcorn Trail Mix
Chocolate Earth Balls
Granola Bars
Fruit Leather
dried fruit
whole grain crackers
small jar peanut butter
all-fruit preserves
aseptic Horizon Organic milk boxes
water bottles

Cooler Travel Food Kit
100% Whole Wheat Bread
Deli meat
small squeezable bottle of mayonnaise
sliced cheese
sliced cucumbers
baby carrots
sugar snap peas
baby spinach leaves
greek yogurt cups - plain/lowfat
blueberries (to add to yogurt...yum!)
peaches (to add to fave!)
string cheese

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