Eating while travelling doesn’t have to be difficult

I love to travel and do so often for both work and pleasure. One of the main challenges I have is eating and sticking to healthy habits, but with some planning and anticipation, it doesn’t have to be hard.

We recently spent 2 weeks in Florida where we stayed with my parents who rented a house. If it were my choice, renting a house or place with a kitchen would be my first choice, the primary advantage is that you can make your own food. Not only does this save a ton of money (a meal for four is often the same amount for 3 days of groceries !) but it allows for healthy choices. Our kitchen in Florida was basic in terms of utensils but we still made out alright, and cooked 90% of our meals.

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Men in the kitchen ! Both love to cook, I’m so lucky !

Maybe I have become spoiled by the great restaurants we have in France, but I think it is generally because I have gotten used to preparing my food and I prefer knowing what goes into it. So, on vacation, I try not to eat out too much, good for both the wallet and waistline, but we did have a splurge with my BIL and SIL.

We went to the Cask & Larder in Winter Park, very trendy as my brother put it. I enjoyed seeing food we have in France on a US menu. Rabbit, oxtail, octopus….but also lots of southern inspiration with brisket, Nashville Hot Chicken or many of the side dishes.

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One of the other restaurant meals we ate was at the Kennedy Space Center. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and got a burger with lettuce and tomato without the bun and instead of fries you had the option of having fruit. A healthy choice, even in a fast food type place. Thank you Kennedy Space Center !

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The rest of my vacation meals were the basics, even with limited kitchen utensils I had healthy options, generally my favorite go to : protein + roasted veggie.

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Now, its back to France for a few days before I am travelling for 2 weeks for work… and hotel food. A new post to come on that topic !

Do you find it easy to eat when you travel ? Do you like renting a house and having a kitchen or eating out ?

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Comments: 2

  1. Britt@MyOwnBalance March 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm Reply

    I love staying in a house when we travel! It makes eating so much more pleasurable. I don’t really like eating out for three meals a day and I often find it difficult to find exactly what I want for breakfast.
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    • Karen - French Inspiration March 14, 2015 at 5:53 pm Reply

      I find breakfast easy because I am an egg and yogurt kind of person. Lunch is harder because I don’t eat much bread and there are so many sandwich options available. I have found this trip though much easier. There seems to be a lot more healthy options in the US now.

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