Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Traveling? Bring provisions
You may think going on vacay means eating out all the time, but it may not work out that way.
I am not an experienced traveler by any means, and when I went on a press trip to Majorca a friend told me to take some peanut butter crackers. They came in handy—in Spain, many places close during the day and reopen for a cocktail and then VERY late dinner hour. You can’t even get a sandwich at, say, 2 PM.
If you are traveling with kids, they get whiny for a snack quite often.
Keri Glassman, MS, RD, on eDiets, said to bring nonperishable snacks such as nuts, bran crackers, natural peanut butter, trailmix, and oatmeal packets.
Those 100-calorie packets are good, too, and fit in a pocket or purse.
At your stops, seek out a grocery store…get water, yogurt, lean deli meats.
Maybe even get a room with a kitchenette.
You may be surprised at how often this is helpful. I got sick in a hotel once and they did not have room service. When I began to feel better, I was hungry and had to beg the maid to get me some bread.
A cracker would have been welcome.