Helping Your Family Eat Healthy While on Summer Vacation

Tips to Eat Healthy While on Summer Vacation

Summer is officially here in Tucson, and for many of us, we’ll be enjoying a vacation (or two) with our family. Whether you’re traveling by car, plane or train—we’re sharing 4 ways to help you and your family eat healthier during your summer trip.


Tip #1: Stop at a market or grocery store.

If you’re staying at a condo or renting out a home for a week—try making some of your meals there. Enjoy the local scene by shopping at a farmers market for fresh fruits and veggies and make grocery store run for meal staples.


Tip #2: Enjoy a picnic.

If you have a long road trip planned out, break up the drive time by planning a picnic. Preparing sandwiches, veggies with hummus and sparkling water ahead of time, will make stopping to take in the views even better.


Tip #3: Pack Healthy Snack Options.

For many of us, a trip to someplace cooler is what we have planned for summer travel. If you’re hopping on a plane, don’t let the fast food temptations take over when you’re in the terminal. Instead, pack healthy snacks like RX Bars, fresh cut veggies and an apple to hold you and your family over until you touch down at your destination. Don’t forget to stay hydrated while flying too!


Tip #4: Live a little.

After all, you are on vacation, so it’s okay to splurge a bit. Whether it’s ordering that dessert you’ve been eying or enjoying the freshly made bread basket at the restaurant, let you and your family have a couple meals that you simply—enjoy.


We hope these family-friendly tips help you enjoy your summer vacation while still nourishing your body with healthy food choices. From all of us at ProActive Physical Therapy, we’re wishing you and your family a fun, safe and healthy summer!