Today, I thought I would give a practical example of how we work towards that goal even when we are buckled into our minivan, running from appointments to classes or taking family road trips:
Mini-Meals on the Go
|A Road Trip Mini-Meal: Chick Peas from a Can, Fresh Peach Chunks, Raspberries and GFCF Pretzels|
When ready to eat, the children open their Mini-Meal boxes and enjoy. There is need to stop for unhealthy fast food, no need to munch on overly processed car snacks, and, thus, no bags, wrappers or bits of food floating all over the car. When the kids are finished eating, they just snap the lid back down, corralling any leftovers and containers inside.
On Road Trips
|On a Road Trip, Snacking on GFCF Corn Chips, Grapes and True North Nuts|
Accommodating, to a Degree
|Processed starches often go first with Luke.|
- Treats cannot be eaten until last. If it is, you won't get the next treat offered to others.
- Refills only happen when produce has been eaten.
- You can make requests for specific food items, as long you include some variety.
What strategies do you use for healthy eating on the road?