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Eating Healthy on a Disney Vacation

One of the biggest challenges many people face when following a healthy eating plan is traveling and going out to eat. I am not stranger to either of these scenarios, and today, I want to share with you my family vacation to Disney World last summer.

REMEMBER: You can structure your vacations and your time "out" however works best for you and your family. I follow the strategies below for 2 reasons:

1. My family and I feel better continuing to eat healthy even when "on vacation." Vacation, to us, does not mean "eating bad." What it means to us is family time where we enjoy our adventure and quality time together.

2. I like to keep things as budget friendly as possible. I don't consider myself "cheap," but anyone who knows me know that I am economical and thrifty (doesn't that sound better than cheap?). I have no problem spending money on necessities and things that will help my family live a healthy life, but I am never wasteful and am always looking to stay within our family budget.

Below is exactly what I did to ensure my family had fun, ate good food, and did not break the bank!

1. We drove to Disney.

Driving to Disney

I understand that this is not possible for everyone, but whenever we have the choice to drive or fly, we always drive. Having a car makes it easier to pack a cooler with necessary foods and potentially drive to the grocery store if needed. On a recent trip to Washington D.C., I had to fly, so I found the closest Whole Foods to my hotel and made a quick stop there to stock up on healthy foods at the beginning of my stay.

2. We stayed at a timeshare condo 10 minutes away from the Magic Kingdom.

I'm sure it would have been more convenient to stay right on Disney property, but staying in this condo gave us 2 things - a full kitchen and a great rate. Getting a hotel room on Disney property with a kitchen is just way too expensive (at least I think so), so we opted for something close. Honestly, getting in the car for 10 minutes each way did NOT affect how much fun we had, and the kitchen allowed me to keep all of our healthy food items on hand.

3. Plan ahead.

One week before our trip I made a list of all the foods I would need (cooked and uncooked) for our trip. This allowed me to shop efficiently and prepare several things days in advance. I brought most of the items already prepared so I didn't have to spend much time cooking while we were away. Here's exactly what I had prepared:

    Christian's Snack
  • Coconut Muffins - easy to-go snack and my son's favorite! I made them the day before we left.
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Fresh fruit - blueberries, strawberries, bananas, apples
  • A whole baked chicken - prepared the night before we left
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cut-up cucumbers and carrots
  • Almond butter and raw nuts
  • Coconut oil - for cooking (also to use as moisturizer)
  • Coconut water
  • Grass-fed Beef Hotdogs
  • Frozen spinach, green beans, and peas - I don't do frozen very often, but it's a lot easier for traveling

Those were all the items in our cooler. As you can see, most of them were already prepared and ready, so not much cooking was required while we were away. We did have a Whole Foods 5 minutes away (I did not know this when I booked the condo...just good luck, I guess!). We ran in there to get some bacon and eggs for breakfast one morning.

Was any of this difficult? NO. There was nothing difficult about doing this, but it did require PLANNING and forethought, which may be the only things missing for some people when trying to stick to healthy habits while traveling.

Do you have any tips for eating healthy while on vacation? Share them below!

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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