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.
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.
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 !
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.
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 ?