Summer is in full swing and we are busy. It’s so easy to give up healthy eating in the summer months amidst all the hustle and bustle of activity. We’ve been guilty of it on occasion. Summer is the busiest time of the year for us. Summer T-ball, swimming, and visiting family can all add up to some very unhealthy choices.
But there are some easy ways to stay in the habit. With a little forethought and a little time, healthy eating on the road can be accessible. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking:
*Wraps—Everything from peanut butter and jelly to chicken salad is more fun in a wrap. But if you’re looking for something new, try salmon spread. Mix your leftover salmon with some chopped celery, onions, and lemon pepper. Spread on your wrap with cream cheese and top with fresh veggies.
*Pasta salad—There are so many things you can do with pasta salad from chicken to shrimp. Try a classic pasta salad with chicken, tomatoes, olives and onions, or go for something creamy with shrimp, green onions and light mayo. For a change of pace, experiment with shells, rotini, and orzo.
*Rice salad—Combine brown rice, chicken, sliced grapes, celery, onion, slivered almonds, and plain yogurt. Experiment with seasoning. Try curry, lemon pepper, or basil and oregano.
*Tuna Spirals or Pizza Rolls—Why not make a tribute to some old classics? Pick up some pre-prepared pizza dough and roll out in a rectangle. For tuna spirals: For Pizza Rolls: lightly spread pizza sauce, cheese and 1-2 toppings. Roll up dough and slice. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Round out your meals with any of the following:
Fresh fruits and veggies
Ants on a log
Cheese and crackers
And of course, don't forget the water!
Most of all, have a wonderful time traveling with your family. Do the best you can, but don't beat yourself up if you find yourself making a quick run through the drive through. These tips are simply meant to help you think creatively about what goes in your body when.
How are you staying on top of healthy summer eating?
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