Consider these timely and healthy tips for RVers and Campers:submitted by travel expert David Johnson
Choosing and Planning Healthy Recipes for a Mobile Family
Consider if any family members have special dietary needs and how these can be worked effectively into the family meal organization. If it is necessary to delete sugar, this can be done with a variety of substitutes and the taste of the food will lose none of the flavor. Salt can also be deleted and flavorful herbs can take their place.
RV travelers do not have the garage storage for the extra things you might forget you needed, so planning family meals is extremely important. Lack of ease navigating an area may prevent venturing out to the nearest store during dinnertime for further cooking items. Especially if you travel without an extra vehicle, packing up the motor home just to drive to town is cumbersome. This makes meal planning even more important.
A good cook realizes the need for green leafy vegetables and health-giving protein. Food groups are a serious consideration. Most recipe books will have a list of suggestions of what goes best with different foods and how much each recipe will serve. RV families have just as much fun planning meals as families staying home. Leftovers from meal planning make for a healthy way to have a snack before dinnertime.
Family InvolvementGive each family member the opportunity to pick a dish and serve it on a particular night along with the rest of the dinner. Depending upon the number of family members, one person can choose the main course, the other the dessert, and so on. This creates family involvement and a real enjoyment for dinner activity.
Choosing healthy recipes for your family does not always mean finding the most complicated way to prepare a meal and does not always include tireless work. Nutrition is the object of a healthy menu for your family. Meals for holidays or everyday dinners create fond memories for all taking part, so planning an appetizing dish is important. The RV dinner is something special; whether you are eating a sandwich while looking out on a National Forest or touring historic San Antonio's Missions, an RV family dinner can be a spectacular event.
Thanks to today's guest blogger:
David Johnson loves to cook and to travel; he is a contributing writer at http://www.travelinsurance.org.
Check back tomorrow for some other tips for staying healthy on the road.