This is a partnered post:
Our family loves road trips. We just love to throw our stuff in the car and drive off into the sunset. I pack a bag of snacks and we take off. Well, over the years of us doing our road trips I’ve come to realize we don’t always eat healthy on the go. Snacks end up being cookies and chips and I know we can do better than that, so I’ve been thinking about how. To eat healthy on the go it just takes a little more planning and discipline. So here are some tips to eat healthy on the go.
1. Pack an ice chest with ice, string cheese, fruits and veggies
2. Pack snacks like apple sauce, yogurt, and peanut butter in the to go packs
3. Plan out your stops. (I’m terrible about driving until I can’t drive any further and then I’m so hungry I over eat and usually want something really fast)
4. Avoid Fast Food Stops
5. Have items ready to make sandwiches and stop at a rest stop for a picnic.
Find Restaurants with healthy menu items
We like to go to Denny’s Diners because of their healthy choices.
Denny’s Diners are always open and while we were driving from Seattle To LA there was a Denny’s at almost ever stop. Denny’s Fit Fare menu items offer lighter, leaner ways to enjoy dining out. I often order off of their “Fit Fare” menu. I’ve been doing a lot of calorie counting lately, trying desperately to lose weight. The travel doesn’t usually help. So it makes me happy to see that restaurants like Denny’s are trying to make it easier on me by offering meals lower in calories. The Fit Fare alternatives that are available at Denny’s have many options for you to choose from. You can enjoy them for under 550 calories, and they offer delicious alternatives that don’t compromise on taste, value or variety. They also have an online ‘Meal Calculator’ which provides you with an interactive way to mix and match menu items and customize a meal suitable for your own individual needs. With summer and vacation season upon us, I know many people are always after healthier alternatives just like me!
The kids menu has LOTS of options too. My daughter’s favorite being the salad.