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4 Healthy Eating Tips for Families on the Go

By Dr. William and Dr. Peter Sears

So many of us struggle to maintain healthy eating habits while keeping up with our families busy lives. Here are four tips to help you and your family eat healthier.

1. Bring a Cooler on Long Road Trips


Taking a cooler on a trip can make it easier to have healthier meals.

Fill your cooler with healthy lunches, snacks and drinks when you plan a long road trip or when you are traveling to a vacation spot. This can help avoid the need to stop at a fast food restaurants in the middle of nowhere when your children suddenly declare, “We’re STARVING!” With a well-stocked cooler you’ll be prepared.

2. Know Your Meal Options

These days, there are a lot of options parents have at their disposal when you need to stop for a quick bite.

Natural food stores salad bar

Natural food stores salad bar is a good place to start.

Natural food stores such as Fresh Market, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have items that are healthy and ready-to-eat. Even most supermarkets have salad bars and healthier options in their deli section. Also, your town almost definitely has “fresh food fast” type restaurants that cater to the health-conscious consumer. Keep your eyes open while driving around town and make mental notes of places you see that fit this bill.

3. Your Freezer is Your Friend

We all have those family-favorite dishes that the kids are always asking for.

Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals

Chicken crock pot freezer meals for fast meal prep or taking on trips.

If the meals are safe to be placed in a vacuum-sealed container and put in the freezer, they can often keep for several weeks.

If you take the time to make a healthy, homemade meal, why not make a few extra batches? This comes in handy during those particularly busy evenings: You don’t have time to cook but the family still gets a nutritious, home-cooked meal.

4. Make Time for Sit-Down Meals

As difficult as it can sometimes be, try your best to have at least one (preferably two) family sit-down meals a day. This is important for a few reasons. It helps strengthen the family bond–nothing brings people together like food! It also helps show children the importance of taking time to be with people they love. Family meals can also be good for picky eaters. The more they see their parents and siblings enjoying different foods together, the more likely they are to eventually try new things.

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