Saturday, June 28, 2008

On the road

Is it possible to eat healthy on the road?

That has been our family's challenge lately. We do well on short all day trips. But eating out for a long time, ack! I start feeling really sluggish. and I do believe that too many Happy Meals make the children quite the opposite (of happy).

So to make everyone's time more enjoyable, I try to limit the amount of sugar when the kids (and we) are trapped in the car for long periods of time.

We also try to schedule some stops to burn up some energy. 15 minutes of jumping rope at a rest area is 15 minutes well spent, I assure you.

I try to pack little snacks that are healthy and boost energy. For long trips I let the kids make their own creations of munchies. I set up a little buffet of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, pretzels, and other munchies. Then each child fills their containers with their own unique and ultimate snack. You know what would happen if I fixed it? "Mom! you know I don't like raisins!" *rolling eyes* <==I recently mastered this art from my 6 year old. she is very talented.

I would love to hear tips from other people about how they try to avoid too much junk while on vacation.

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