Newbie – Whole food Snacking at Disney (or any day trip)

Have you ever thought it was impossible to each healthy while out and about?

In the past we would end up making compromises and our kids would end up not feeling well along with mom and dad getting extra grumpy because of the junk we were eating. Well I have a simple solution that doesn’t cost a thing … assuming you already have a backpack, a few containers,  and your healthy food on hand. I have been pleasantly surprised with how well this system is working for us.

We start our day off with a healthy breakfast, then load the back pack with our lunch and snacks, and end up eating out somewhere for dinner. (if you are taking on Disneyland, there are several places on the wharf and one in cars land both in California Adventure that offer vegetarian or vegan if you pick right. HOORAY for that!)

Sample of our backpack snacks:

Snack mix:

Nut; cashews, almonds, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds

Dried fruit: cranberries, blueberries, apples

Corn nuts and dark chocolate m&m’s.

Rapsberries, apples,  and/or clementines 

Separate container: baby carrots, cauliflower, broccoli


Avocado sandwiches for the kiddos.

One small container of mixed greens with two forks for mom and dad.

Salad add ins: extra nuts and dried fruit, shredded cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, and/or broccoli

It is amazing how keeping our tummies full on healthy snacks all day helped us enjoy our family time and didn’t leave us stuck making poor choices at the food kiosks! I know there are some of you out there who think, vacation is just that, VACATION from everything (eating healthy included). I am up for a splurge here and there, but I find if we all fall of track then we are all extra grumpy and it can really throw a wrench into our trip. 

Happy Healthy snacking and safe Holiday travels!


Source: WFM 1-10

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