To From green smoothies on the go to anniversary ramen dinners, take a look at what I eat in a day while I’m on vacation with the family in Florida. You’ll also get a peek into what my 7 month old eats!
When you’re on vacation, it can be tempting to just binge on ALL of the junk food. But as I always say, when it comes to food, balance is key. Treats are just fine, but I try to balance it out with nutrient-dense homemade food as much as I can. Take a look at what I eat in a day while I’m on vacation, and what I’ve been feeding Sage.
If you’re interested to see what groceries we picked up for this vacation, take a look at my Trader Joe’s haul.
For breakfast, we’ve kept things pretty simple and purchased a staple in the HealthNut home… oatmeal! We love oatmeal, and what’s great about it is you can mix it up each day with different fruits and toppings. Today we mixed in some banana, added some delicious chopped up peaches on top and sprinkled with cinnamon and hemp hearts.
As usual, I love to enjoy my breakfast with a cup of herbal coffee. I like to add a scoop of collagen, liquid stevia, and a dash of cinnamon with oat milk. I also enjoyed a lemon balm tea, and took my vitamins with a glass of water. This storage bag is amazing for storing any vitamins while you’re travelling.
For Sage, I gave her some eggs scrambled up with avocado and a little breastmilk. She’s still pretty new to eggs but seems to be loving it! If you’re interested in seeing our approach to getting Sage used to new foods, definitely check out my Baby’s First Foods blog post. Along with the eggs, I served up some pureed peaches and some of our oatmeal.
Before we left for our day I made a green smoothie using some of the items we picked up at Trader Joe’s. I blended up spinach, frozen mango, frozen berries, banana, avocado, ginger, cucumber, flax seeds, peanut butter, oat milk, cinnamon, vanilla plant based protein powder and ice.
When you’re on vacation, it’s good to have some ‘on the go’ snacks. You don’t want to be hungry when you’re out and about, and if you’re planning on spending the day at the pool for example you don’t want to have to head back to the room looking for food. As a breastfeeding mama, if I’m hungry, I’ve got to eat! I packed a Perfect Bar, and then when we got back I nibbled on some leftover sushi from last night.
We cooked up some Trader Joe’s chipotle vegetable quesadillas, which were easy to pop in the oven and super delicious! I also made us some homemade guacamole by just mashing up some avocado and adding salt, pepper and lime juice and had some store bought pico de gallo on the side. The lime juice is also great squeezed into a glass of sparkling water.
For Sage, I steamed and mashed up some peas and broccoli. I mixed these with some mashed roasted sweet potato that I prepared earlier in the week, and also added some more of the peach puree from breakfast. I seriously can’t get enough of the peaches from Georgia!
I prepped Sage’s food first, because we decided to go out for dinner since it was our anniversary! Sage is technically still in the ‘eating for fun’ stage as opposed to actually needing three meals to be healthy, but our doctor says she needs to gain a little weight so when we can we try to give her the three meals. Today I prepped some avocado, banana and hemp seeds to take to the restaurant. We’ve been eating so many avocados since we arrived in Florida because every one we get is seriously perfect!
Top tip: These containers have been amazing for storing baby food while we travel. If you’re planning on making your own baby food while you’re away, definitely be sure to pack some! They seal really well and keep the food fresh.
*Photo above from an amazing Cuban restaurant we went to called Columbia.
We decided to go to a ramen restaurant called Domu for dinner. We both love ramen so it was perfect for our anniversary dinner! To start, we had their crispy wings, black truffle burrata, and spiced cucumber. Then for our mains we both ordered the Richie Rich ramen which was a miso-pork bone broth base.
There you have it – What I Eat In A Day in Florida, with an added What My 7 Month Old Eats while we’re on vacation! I hope that this helps to give you some inspiration and meal ideas. You can also check out my other recent What I Eat In A Day post to see more of what me and Sage have been eating.
What do you love to eat while on vacation? I’d love to know, do you like eating out for all your meals or a mix of both?