Eating healthy on holidays often seems like an impossible task. I mean, after all, it should be a “break.” While this is true, it is possible to maintain your healthy eating habits on holidays. There are several reasons to maintain your eating habits while on holiday. The main reason is that your body might not be able to handle a really drastic change of nutrition. This could lead to constipation, stomach aches, and general feelings of discomfort.
Going on holiday is a way to relax and unwind. Binging on “new” food will only upset your stomach. Whether you’re staying within your town, state, or going to a different country, here are the healthiest holiday food options during holidays.
To make things easier, we’ll be splitting these options into two categories – restaurants and home-cooked options.
1. Local food
More often than not, local food is much healthier than fast food. Tasting the local cuisine will give you a chance to explore other cultures, and it’ll also help you remain healthy. To ensure the meal is healthy, you can ask for a salad dish alongside your main meal.
2. Vegan restaurants
If you’re trying to stay healthy during a holiday, the safest option is to only visit vegan restaurants. Vegan food is majorly healthy since a lot of it is plant-based.
3. Avoid fast food chains
When you’re on holiday avoid fast food chains instead opt for local restaurants. Most fast-food meals are chock full of grease, oil, and a lot of calories. While calories aren’t bad, the concentration of fat in one fast food meal will take you above your recommended daily calorie intake.
You may not be at home, but you can try out these simple and awesome healthy food options while on holiday.
Oats are a healthy meal you can have for breakfast. If you need extra flavor you can add some honey, blueberries, and slice some bananas. Oats are simple and easy to make; plus you can also get them in restaurants as well.
2. Banana pancakes
Banana pancakes are a delicious alternative for regular flour-based pancakes. Banana pancakes are not only healthier but also easy to make. And it’s important to remember that they taste amazing.
3. Fruit and green smoothies
Smoothies are delicious and packed with nutrition. You can easily make smoothies while on holiday. Hotels usually have blenders and so do most bed and breakfast spaces. Smoothies are filling, and they don’t take much time to prepare. You can try a kale smoothie with kale as its base or a mango smoothie. The choice is yours.
4. Dark chocolate
It would be unrealistic to not mention some snacks you can eat on a holiday. In fact, research has shown that cutting off a certain food will make you crave it more. You don’t have to give up snacks, you can have some dark chocolate in moderation.
If you’re not a fan of chocolate, other snack options include candied carrots, apples, and berries.