Eating well while traveling is a challenging endeavor indeed! With summer vacation upon us, it is time once again to figure out how to relax and recoup while not at home without making oneself sick in the process!
My family never eats fast food or at cheap restaurants while on vacation, but it certainly takes dedication and planning to pull this one off effectively. On our multi-week vacation last summer, I researched all the healthfood stores in every city where we would be staying for the entire journey and entered all the phone numbers/addresses into my cell phone for easy access while on the road. Result? No one got sick or even had a tummy ache the entire 2 weeks. Whenever we felt a bit rundown for lack of the quality food from home, I would locate a healthfood store and we would replenish with raw veggie juice and a few bottles of GT Kombucha!
Eating Well on the Road Just Got a Little Easier
Wish there was a resource where you could easily plan your journey with all the healthy food stops along the way in mind? This summer, we are all in luck and all that planning just got a little easier.
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I am relieved to finally find a resource online to make traveling just a little healthier. No need to be programming out of town healthfood store phone numbers into my cell phone any longer!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist
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For some reason, they're not selling GT Dave's Kombucha anymore near where I live. They just took it all off the shelf. I really needed a bottle to grow and replace my mushrooms b/c they have started producing wine…
Thanks for the link – I also use this one http://www.eatwellguide.org
That's looks like a helpful site. Usually when we travel we try to stay in rental condo or houses so we have a full kitchen and I cook most of our meals. Not only do we control the health of our food, but as we travel with extended family it also saves us a ton. I usually try to map out health food stores before I go, then I ask the health food store's employees about the places they go. I do the same at any farmer's markets. Other than the cost of the condo or house we usually don't notice much difference in the cost.
It's a little more work on the front end, but that could be because traveling with my in-laws is like traveling with a circus.
Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist
Thanks for that important reminder, Katie! Can't believe I didn't mention that!
And contact your local WAPF chapter leader. I've gotten many calls from people traveling thru and I am always happy to give them info.
SWMO chapter co-leader