Sunday, July 15, 2007

Great Food On The Road : You can take it with you !

Implement these strategies to make great-tasting foods (packed with nutrition) part of your summer travels.

Bring Food with you

The best way to enjoy the foods you love is to bring them with you. Whether it’s a simple bag of snacks or a cooler full, bringing your own food is a practical solution.

Chill Out

Deli cheeses and meats (like Healthy Choice Roast Beef, Turkey, or Ham), teamed with a variety of breads or rolls, are wonderfully easy and flavorful options for packing. Keep perishable deli items cold by transporting them in an insulated cooler kept cold with ice or frozen gel packs. Pack the cooler immediately before leaving home with foods that have been kept chilled in the refrigerator or freezer. If you are also packing beverages, keep them in one chilled cooler and perishables in another. Transfer perishables to a refrigerator as soon as possible to ensure they stay uniformly cold.

Shop European style

You don’t have to go to Europe to take advantage of this vacation strategy for great tasting food: daily shopping at a local grocery store, produce stand, or farmer’s market. Make time for a daily walk or bike ride to pick up a few standbys—whole grain bread, low-fat meats, milk, or yogurt perhaps—as well as some local products—such as fresh fruits and vegetables.

Remember Fluids

Drinking plenty of fluids during travel is essential, especially during summer months when temperatures can soar. Bottled water is an ideal beverage to bring along. Remember, all beverages hydrate, so enjoy a variety of beverages, like flavored water, or iced tea. Many foods provide fluid too. Fruits, salads and soups, for example, are great sources of fluid.


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