Guest blogger Anna Bilbrough Skamarakas lives in Bellmawr, NJ with an interesting collection of children, pets, and a husband. When she’s not packing and unpacking suitcases, she can be found blogging at www.beautygirlsmom.com or studying at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ.
You quickly find when you embark on a long road trip that your dining options boil down to a variety of fast food and country style, hearty but unhealthy choices. You know you need alternatives when your vegetable plate includes greens soaked in bacon fat.
It’s time to get off the highway.
When hungry hits hard, your best bets are not rest area quick fixes. Check out local grocery stores or Super WalMart locations. You’ll find aisles of fresh fruits and produce – some of it already cleaned and cut, waiting for you to enjoy. Snag some yogurt cups and granola bars for breakfast, or maybe a bag of baby carrots and some hummus for lunch. You will also usually find these locations have fresh deli meats and salads. Pick up a few rolls and create a homemade quick meal right in the car.
Skip the big chain coffee shops and look for the locals. Many local coffee shops feature freshly made soups and sandwiches, along with homemade baked goods. You can usually find healthy options like fresh fruits, salads, and yogurt. You might even find a better cup of “Joe” to go with it!
When it comes to better eating, take the road less traveled. It may take a few minutes longer than that fast food stop, but what you lose in minutes, you gain in good health.