Back from our vacation now and it was definitely more difficult to eat right away from home. For the most part we were able to stick to our unprocessed food plan. Our homemade snacks we made before the trip were a big help. They lasted us through most of our vacation. We added to that with a lot fresh fruits and vegetables. Thank goodness for summer!
Eating well on vacation was made easier because we stayed in a house with a full kitchen. When you have to rely on only restaurant foods, you’ll have a much harder time. And it’s a lot more expensive! We stayed with extended family and all took turns preparing meals. We all got a break from making dinner every night and we still got to enjoy healthy foods.
I was very impressed by some of the choices the kids made about their eating. When presented with ice cream or fruit as a dessert one night, they chose fruit! My oldest even helped himself to seconds of salad one night! It really proves that kids don’t have to eat “kid food.” They are capable of making good food choices. They just need to be steered in the right direction.
We had a wonderful time on vacation but I am glad to be back home and be able to get back into our own routines. I can’t believe we are coming to the end of July. Five more months and we will be completely unprocessed. Next challenge on the horizon: unprocessing kids’ birthday parties!