We recently made the move from Washington to Missouri and eating well on the road is always a little tricky. I try to make the best choices I can while also not stressing out about the amount of eating out that is bound to happen. This keeps me sane during a time when stress is already higher than normal. 🤗
Here are some ways that I managed to keep our diets somewhat healthy:
I’ll admit that staying hydrated this time around was made a bit trickier by me being 8 months pregnant! Having to pee all the time is not fun when you’re driving 8 hours a day. Ha! Though, I really tried to keep my drink choices limited to water or unsweet tea to minimize the amount of liquid sugar I would absentmindedly be taking in.
I discovered a new snack on this road trip! I packed a Tupperware of frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries and cherries) and as it slowly defrosted during the ride, it was a delicious and refreshing snack.
My friend introduced me to these gluten free mini pretzel crisps and oh.my.word. They are so addictive. I like to dip them in peanut butter between meals to keep me feeling satisfied.
There were plenty of “not quite” healthy meals eaten on this trip (mostly breakfast choices) but we didn’t have any fast food. We just didn’t want it and made the effort to find actual restaurants that were still quick stops.
In Missoula, Montana, we stumbled upon Market on Front which serves local and sustainable cultivated products in their grocery store and deli. I got this amazing vegan wrap which was so large that I saved half of it for lunch the next day.
In Rapid City, South Dakota, I found a local noodle shop to get something kid-friendly for the Little Who, that wasn’t chicken nuggets or fries. She ate half of her spaghetti marinara and I finished the rest. 😆
And anytime we couldn’t find anything remotely healthy, I would stop at a gas station for coconut water to mix a quick Complete shake for a protein packed meal. It doesn’t get any simpler than that!
Now that we’re getting settled and should be receiving our delivery of household stuff, I’m so ready to embark on another 10 Day Cherish of flooding my body with healthy, nutritious foods and focusing on some healthy habits!
Hope you’re all having an awesome day!