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Eating Healthy On Vacation

Healthy eating while on vacation can be a challenge.  Who doesn’t want to indulge a little and experience all the local food favorites your destination has to offer.  However a week of overeating can take its toll leaving you feeling worse then when you left. Here are our tips for truly enjoying your getaway and staying healthy at the same time.  

Travel Snacks

Avoid fast food stops by packing healthy and easy to eat snacks.  Secret Ingredient suggests:

  • Nuts with dried fruit
  • Peanut butter and fruit
  • Granola bars
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Cheese Cubes
  • Celery and Carrots
  • Mini Muffins

Eat a Healthy and Satisfying Breakfast

Skip the sugary donuts, pastries and fatty meats, no matter how tempting they may be.  Opt for high-protein options that will keep you energized and prevent you from snacking or becoming ravenous before lunch time.  

  • Eggs and Veggies
  • Yogurt and Berries
  • Whole Grain Toast

Dinner Time

  • Order simply cooked entrees without a lot of high calorie sauces, like fresh, grilled fish or chicken.
  • Fill up at the salad bar.
  • If possible, shop at a farmers’ market and prepare your own meal.

The Secret to Great, Ready-to-Eat Vacation Meals

Does all of this meal prep and packing seem overwhelming to you?  Let Secret Ingredient help. Our personal chef services can prepare personalized, vacation-ready meals and snacks, so you don’t need to spend precious time or money at the mercy of restaurants.  And it’s especially beneficial if you follow a restrictive diet or have food allergies.

All of our meals pack perfectly in a cooler and make cooking on vacation a breeze. Whether you want lemon chicken with potatoes, shrimp boil with chicken sausage, or fresh, summer salads.  Secret Ingredient meals are easy to freeze, easy to thaw and heat. Check out additional sample menus on our website.  

Relax and enjoy your time off.  Let us prep your vacation meals and snacks before you go, so you can eat well and have fun.  Contact us today!