Even if you’re accustomed to an organic lifestyle at home, eating organic while traveling with kids can be a challenge. But with a little research and thoughtful packing, you can maintain many of your organic eating habits on the road. Below are some tips to help make healthy travel a whole lot easier.
If organic options are nowhere to be found, don’t fret! Here are a few tactics you can try:
Chat with locals. If you’re in an area where organic options might not be commonplace, ask the locals where to buy the best fruits and veggies. They may have friends or know of farms who sell homegrown food
Check HealthyDiningFinder, which lists restaurants that offer healthy menu options for both kids and adults. The food may not be organic, but at least you can enjoy lighter fare by choosing the “Healthy Dining Approved” and “Kids LiveWell” options on the menu. Healthy Dining menu options must meet specific nutrition criteria and are verified by Healthy Dining’s team of dietitians.
Don’t freak out. Yes, eating organic is ideal, but occasionally it just doesn’t work out. If you aren’t able to stick to an organic lifestyle while away from home for whatever reason, focus on enjoying your vacation and take comfort in the fact that you can resume your healthy habits when you return.