I’m writing this while sitting on our lanai in Maui Hawaii. It is a delightful 80 degrees with a soft breeze blowing. We are here for ten days with our best friends of forty years, John and Sandy from the Sacramento area. If you have been following us for a while you may remember us doing an Alaskan cruise last year at this time with them. Our ages (68-75 yrs.) prompted us to plan a special trip together once a year to make memories!
This is the view from our lanai!
I’m often asked, “how do you eat healthy while traveling?” One of the things we always try to do if staying for any length of time is getting a vacation rental by owner so we have a kitchen. We find that these rentals are many times less per day than a hotel and the fact that we can eat in, saves on money and allows us to eat fresh, local foods.
Being in the Hawaiian islands fish is definitely on the menu! The fruits and vegetables are abundant here and we have had pineapple smoothies every morning with fresh, local greens and cute little bananas that grow locally. When we eat out we look for restaurants that carry fresh fish and local meats (grass-fed) and you can always swap rice or potato for more vegetables, just ask!
I’m not much of an alcohol drinker but when on vacation I enjoy a little something before dinner. My body doesn’t like wine anymore so I’ve been drinking lemon vodka with a splash of cranberry juice and the juice of 1/2 a lime, refreshing! When eating out I avoid the super sweet “island drinks” that are loaded with sugar (though I did try one in Lahaina as an afternoon treat) and instead look for drinks that have less sugar.
When we fly we bring nuts, jerky and protein bars as well as bottled water. The flight here from Sacramento was 4.5 hours so we ate a big protein-rich breakfast at the airport before we left and that held us over on the flight pretty good! If we travel by car we bring a small ice chest and Bento boxes (available on Amazon) and fill them full of raw nuts, hard-boiled eggs, celery stuffed with almond butter, sliced apples, baby carrots and cheese (you can get really creative with these!)
We love to travel but we really don’t like eating out if possible. Of course, the cruise last year had so many healthy food options it was easy to eat well. We will probably splurge and have some desserts while here but all of us agree, eating desserts late in the evening doesn’t agree with us any more!
We head back to Texas on October 15th and I’ll be running my 10 Day Detox starting October 21st. Even though we have been eating pretty good, we will have been gone for three weeks by the time we get back and I’ll need a “reset” and detox, so join me!!
Learn more here……10 Day Detox
Chris and Sandy 🙂