Weekend Wisdom: Eating Well Away from Home

It’s Spring Break for many around the country.  While you are on vacation, you don’t have to give up healthy eating.  Here are a few tips to help you on the road:

Bring healthy snacks:  In a cooler, pack plenty of water, fresh fruit, single serving yogurts and cheese sticks.  Snacks without refrigeration include, whole grain crackers, trail mix, dried fruit, nuts, and bananas (these items are available at convenience stores while traveling).

When eating meals at restaurants:  Share entrees.  Pick menu items that are broiled, grilled, and baked (instead of fried).  Ask for a side salad, fresh fruit, or vegetable side.

Best choices for hotel breakfast buffets include:   Hot cereals (oatmeal is my personal favorite) or cold cereals with fruit and skim milk or yogurt.  Or whole wheat English muffins, bagels or toast with a hard boiled/scrambled egg or vegetable omelet.

Fast food strategies:  Try grilled sandwiches, wraps, or salads and opt for a light dressing.  If you enjoy fries, order a small.  Choose water, milk, or juice instead of soda.

You can eat healthy away from home with a little planning and resolve.

Have a great trip!!

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