500 miles. Atlanta to Orlando. 3 kids. 1 adult. 20oz coffee. 6.5 hours. Did we stop for breakfast, yup and it was amazing!
I have been worried about this planned road trip to Florida ever since I decided to start this 60-day challenge to rid our home of GMO’s. The first thing that came to my head was…how can I do a road trip without eating Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks!? We always stop at Chick-Fil-A on exit 62. The kids have potty breaks, we have breakfast and play on the playground. Then we get in the car and go to Starbucks to refuel. It is a road trip tradition!
Knowing I couldn’t quit this challenge, I had to plan ahead. Which is TOTALLY not me. I am not a planner at all. I am a beach bum. The only thing I plan is when I can sleep. That is basically it. Dinner is usually thought out only a few hours, sometimes minutes before we eat. So you see, planning out what we would have for snacks, breakfast and possibly lunch was very overwhelming. But I managed.
We ate. No one missed the “tradition” as much as me. Kids are so much more go with the flow. We even found a Starbucks with organic milk for my coffee refill. Hallelujah!
We got to Florida and I did a quick survey of the food situation and we needed to run out again. Nothing about eating this way is fast and convenient, but I am getting used to it. My parents actually joined a local farm share so we went and picked up a big share of veggies and fruits.
Huge shout out to Aldi for carrying a lot of organic products. Check out what I found:
1. Organic raw cheddar cheese – $3.49
2. Organic yogurt – $2.99
3. 2 boxes organic cereal – $1.49
4. Cantaloupe – $1.19
5. 2 avocados – $.59
6. Hummus – $1.69
7. Bag of sweet mini peppers – $2.79
I got all if this for $16.00! I was shocked and very excited.
This week will be challenging figuring out a new environment! But I am up for the challenge!
**Do you have any tips for traveling or vacations and still maintaining a healthy, clean diet?**
Day Thirteen Food In Review:
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Bananas, yogurt, Lara bars
Guacamole & chips, cheese, popcorn, carrots
Popcorn, fruit leather, cantaloupe