Grillin’ and Chillin’ – it’s Barbecue season!

The warm weather is here and the first thing on my mind is – barbecue season!

It’s time to get Grillin’ and Chillin’!

I to share with you some of our favourite foods to barbecue in the summer and how easy it can be. As well as different variations you can try to give it a gourmet flair!

Make sure you read to the end for some tips on creating the perfect cocktails for your guest this summer!

Hamburgers

The most common barbecue item on our menu is, of course, the ever-popular hamburger.  There are so many ways to change the flavor of your hamburger, you can bet we rarely make the same one twice!

First of all we love to change the seasonings in our patties. We love the traditional Burger seasoning and Big Burger sauce mix right in our patties.  Taco seasoning in our beef patties, or Souvlaki seasoning and feta in chicken or pork are a great way to change it up!

Like a spicy burger? Check out the Big Batch Spicy Buffalo Chicken Burgers recipe on my website!

Try Epicure’s 3-in-1 Burger Press to make the perfect burger every time. It makes a regular patty, a stuffed patty or sliders!

3-in-1 Burger Press

By adding a few fresh seasonal ingredients like spinach, avocado, tomatoes, pickles, peppers your burger is brought to a whole new level.! How about different cheeses like smoked cheddar, Swiss or feta? It’s so simple to jazz up your burgers and WOW your guests!

One more item that is going to give your burger that restaurant quality, gourmet flair is the sauce:

Trade in plain old ketchup and mustard for something new like salsa, guacamole, tzatziki, or a delicious aioli. How about a specialty mustard such as Sweet & Spicy, or Honey Mustard.

Check out Epicure’s “Good Burgers. Real Fast” collection for a multitude of ways to make gourmet burgers and sauces right in your own home. It even includes the new Veggie Burger packages.

Never made veggie burgers before? No problem! Epicure Veggie Burgers take all of the guess work out of how to do that. Just follow the recipe on the back of the package.

Glazes and Rubs

 Forgot to marinate your meat?  No need to panic.  With Epicure’s dry glazes, all you need is 10 minutes!

Place your meat, some oil and the dry glaze blend (the recipe is on the jar!) in a resealable bag, massage to coat, refrigerate for 10 minutes and it’s ready for the grill! Oh Canada dry glaze is the most popular of my clients. It’s the perfect mix of garlic and maple. The perfect Canada combination!

Rubs are also a great way to season your main dish.

To use them as a dry rub, rub the seasoning on right before grilling for foods that cook quickly at high temperatures such as steaks, chicken breasts, shrimp and fish.

Or add some oil to create a wet rub for ribs, thick chops, bone-in chicken or Portobello mushrooms.  Create your own signature rub, or try an already pre-mixed blend such as Montreal Steak, Montreal Chicken, or our favourite BBQ Chicken & Rib Rub.

Chillin’

 

While we’re grillin’, we are also sure to be chillin’!

Impress your guests with a few refreshing summery beverages with some added flair.

Take your cocktails, iced teas, and lemonades to the next level with a specialty rim trimmer. Stick with the ever classic Caesar trimmer, or get creative with one of Epicure’s Sweet Dip Mixes.  Think Summer Berry on your fruity drinks, Coconut Lime for your Margaritas, or maybe Chocolate Truffle on a paralyzer or Chocolatini.

Check out my website for lots of great cocktail recipes you can make right at home! www.lindsaywunsch.epicure.com

Put those finishing touches on your fruity/sweet drinks with citrus slices, frozen fruit cubes (made in the Iceberg Mold), berry skewers or edible flowers and herbs. 

Load up your Caesars or tomato based drinks with olives, jerky, celery sticks and/or your own homemade “Quickles”. Quickles are a simple refrigerator pickle made out of cucumbers, beans, asparagus, carrots, onions, mushrooms, or whatever you can think of to pickle! Just follow the recipe on the jar!

Looking for a twist on your usual Caesar? Give a Bloody Caesar a try. It’s spicy with a smoky flair! No need to add anything other than Bloody Caesar mix to your Clamato and vodka. Be careful though, it is SUPER spicy, so you might want to start with half of what it says on the jar!

            There are so many ways to make your backyard barbecue fun, fancy, inviting and oh so delicious!  Share a picture to my Facebook page Lindsay Wunsch or tag me on Instagram @lindsays.epic.journey to show me how you are “Grillin’ & Chillin’” this season!

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Everyday Meals Blog

This blog is all about getting healthy everyday meals on the table FAST and EASY!! Who doesn’t need that?

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10 Favourite Epicure recipes for Kids

10 Favourite Epicure recipes for Kids

Looking for some new recipe ideas that your kids will actually eat? Here are our favourite recipes that my kids love! They will eat these recipes every time.

*Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. If you click on them, or purchase through these links I may make a small commission on them, however I assure you I will always only recommend products I use and love!!

**Note: Six of the following recipes are found in the Real Results guide!

Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese

I asked my kids this morning “What is your favourite Epicure recipe?” and the first thing my daughter said was “MAC & CHEESE!!” So this is the first one I’m going to talk about. haha

You make it the exact same way as the popular store brand 😉 . But the nice thing is you can use any type of pasta you want! Especially great for people who are gluten free. I like to use whole wheat pasta because it keeps us full so much longer!

I also use almond milk or soy milk as my son is dairy free.

We love to add Broccoli Bliss Nutritional Yeast Topper to our Mac & Cheese. It adds a really nice nutty/roasted broccoli flavour and it’s a good source of Vitamin B12. A nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve & blood cells healthy.

She’s loving the Broccoli Bliss!

Marinara & Cheese Pizza 

 

This is our go-to pizza any day/time of the week! Quite often we will use store bought whole wheat pizza crusts, pitas, or tortillas. But when we have a little more time I love to make Pizza Dough from scratch.

The Marinara sauce is as easy as opening a can of crushed tomatoes (and diced if you like it a little chunkier), and adding Marinara sauce mix. Even though the recipe says to simmer it on the stove, I never do. I literally just add the sauce mix to the can of tomatoes and stir it up!

Often I will make my marinara sauce with a large 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes. I use what I need that day, and the rest gets frozen in my Iceberg Mold and then transfered to a freezer safe container. It freezes so well! When I’m ready to use it I take out one cube and thaw it for 1 minute on high in the microwave in a prep bowl.

Feel free to add any other topping you like! What do your kids like to eat on their pizza? Share in the comments below.

 

Banana Oat Cakes

Not only do we love these pancakes for breakfast, but I quite often will send these in the kids lunches as well. They are just as good cold as they are hot.

The recipe is so quick and easy, you just throw all of the cake ingredients into a blender and give it a buzz!

Now sometimes I still pour these onto a griddle to make them the traditional way, but my kids’ favourite way to eat them is made in the Perfect Petites pan. I cook them at 350 degrees celsius for about 10 minutes. It’s so easy to just pour them straight from the blender into the sections of the Petites Pan and they pop out so easily once they’re cooked and cooled.

These also freeze really well. I just grab a 3-4 frozen bites out of the freezer in the morning. Then toss them in their lunch still frozen. By lunchtime they’re perfectly thawed and ready to eat!

They are already sweet from the banana so no need to send syrup. I don’t know about you but we learned the hard way and syrup is no longer allowed in their lunches!!  lol

Balsamic Parmesan Chicken Fingers

 

These are the most flavourful chicken fingers you will ever try! They are a bit tangy and salty and a much better alternative to the high fat store bought kind.

I usually make these with the chicken fillets that I buy at Costco (no mystery processed chicken bits!) My kids like to dip them in Marinara Sauce (another great use for those frozen cubes!), with Caesar Salad on the side.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

 

This is a home run every time!

You can easily change out the fruits to change the flavour of the smoothie to keep it interesting. My daughter loves mango, and my son loves blueberries!

I also quite often add spinach to these smoothies for an extra veggie serving in their day.

What fruits do you like in your smoothies?

Sprinkle a little Cocoa Crunch Whole Food Topper on top for extra antioxidants and omega-3!

Quickie Quesadilla

 

I don’t know about you but I have trouble getting my kids to eat protein. Luckily I started serving them black beans at a very young age and it’s something they will eat quite regularly. They don’t eat a lot of meat, so any type of protein I can get into them is a bonus! Plus beans are a very affordable protein option – double bonus!

I buy dry beans in a bag, cook them in my slow cooker and freeze them into portions. If you want to read more about how I do that sign up for my FREE 5-day course called: Eating Healthy on a Budget. You will not only get more meal prep ideas, but also learn how to save money on your grocery bill while still having the convenience of shopping at your local store.

Kiddie Burgers

 

My kids seem to love anything that miniature sized just for them. Are your kids like that?

So when Mike makes burgers, he gets out the Epicure 3-in-1 Burger Press and uses the regular burger size for us, and the slider option for the kids!

He also likes to add Burger Seasoning as well as Big Burger Sauce mix right to the patties. They are delicious!

Mike and I love to top ours with peppers and spinach and organic Sweet & Spicy Mustard. However any toppings usually end up on the side for the kids (except maybe ketchup).

Steamer Berry Good Oatmeal

 

This is one meal option that my daughter has been making entirely on her own from start to finish since she was 7. It’s all done in the microwave in about 2 minutes!

She likes to add cinnamon to her oatmeal. I absolutely love Baked Apple myself! Unfortunately that one is only available in the fall/winter season, so Apple Pie spice works in a pinch too.

This one is pretty straightforward, it’s just oats and milk (or even water!) and pop it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Make sure to stop and stir it halfway through so it doesn’t boil over!

Also make sure your kiddos are using oven mitts and keeping their faces away from the steamer while opening it as there is a lot of hot steam that comes bursting out of there when you lift the lid!

Egg Muffin To Go

 

Even my son who doesn’t particularly like eggs will eat one of these! He and I love to add organic Honey Mustard to ours, but any dip mix will do!

By using plain greek yogurt and adding any dip mix you will avoid unnecessary fats that most dips have, but still have a ton of flavour! I like to let the kids choose which dip mix they want on theirs. The go-to is almost always Lemon Dilly or CCB (Cheese, Chives & Bacon).

Although you can cook your egg on the stove or in the microwave, we love our Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker:

Pizza Bites

Last but certainly not least is Pizza bites! This is another one I like to make in the Perfect Petites pan. I pop them out and they freeze really well! Again, just like the Banana Oat Cake bites, I put them in their lunch from frozen in the morning, and by lunch they are thawed and ready to eat!

It’s another one that’s great dipped in Marinara sauce! Are you sensing a trend? Once I find something my kids like to eat (that adds extra veggies to their diet, hello tomatotes!), I try to find as many different ways to incorporate it as possible.

Plus it’s less prep work for me. I love to cook once and eat twice! Read more about how I batch cook in my blog post: How to Meal Prep to Keep you Eating Healthy.

That’s it for today! I would love to hear your favourite recipes that you kids like to eat (Epicure or not!). Please share your links in the comments below. 

For more ideas on getting your kids more involved with their food and learning healthy behaviours from a young age, check out my blog post: Kids and Food.

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Kids and Food

KIDS AND FOOD

Why should we get our kids more involved with their food?

“The Facts:

1 in 2 adults are overweight.

382 million people live with diabetes.

83 million people have heart disease.

80% of all chronic disease and premature death is preventable with healthy living.

Clean eating is key. That’s right. It’s time to take back our kitchens and commit to making healthy food choices for ourselves and our families.

Sources: World Health Organization, International Diabetes Federation, Centres for Disease Control.”

I encourage you to research this further as these statistics are not even up-to-date so I imagine these numbers have grown substantially.

Okay, that’s enough with the scary statistics, wouldn’t you say? I’m not here to overwhelm you and make you feel defeated.

I’m here to talk about ways that we can easily add healthy and balanced options to our every day diet.  To make it fun and get our kids more involved with their food.

Thumbs up to helping out in the kitchen – and smoothies!!

The more we can teach our kids about good food choices while they’re young, the more we can feel confident that they will grow up in a world where these scary statistics will fall by the wayside.

Let’s brainstorm some of the tasks that kids are capable of. Even at a very young age (say, 3-5 years old) they can help out in the kitchen!

If you’re like me, the control freak in you is probably gasping at the thought of your 3 year old making dinner with you!  But let me assure you that by getting them involved very early is not only beneficial for them (fine motor skills, mathematics, science and generally keeping them out of trouble!) and it will benefit you in the long run as well.

We don’t give kids enough credit when it comes to making food. Even when it comes to making school lunches, they can help out right from the start! For more ideas on school lunches, check out my post School Lunch Homestretch.

Let’s face it moms, the more help we can get around the house the better!  It will reduce your stress (after the initial lesson in patience and the horrible feeling you get when your child accidentally scratches themselves with the paring knife – you know it will happen!), and women (especially working moms I imagine) have the highest risk of heart disease in Canada.

“Heart disease and stroke is the number one killer of women around the world, accounting for more deaths every year than all cancers combined.

Women can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 80 per cent by managing risk factors, which include eating a healthy diet, being physically active, being smoke-free, limiting alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing stress.” – Source: Heart and Stroke Foundation

Okay okay, I promise that’s the last scary statistic – back to brainstorming.

What is your child good at?  Does he/she  love to draw and create? Maybe you could offer them a separate cookie sheet with some flour or cornstarch on it. While you’re baking let them play with and draw shapes and pictures in it and experiment with different textures.

Zoodles are so fun!

Get them familiar with the different ingredients you use in your home.  Maybe have them try adding water to it to see what happens, or give them some baking soda and a dropper with vinegar to show them different reactions from combining different ingredients.  Let them get messy and taste things!

They will learn that something may taste really horrible on its own, but that it’s necessary when mixed with other ingredients to create the right texture and fabulous flavour.

Does your kid like to build or take things apart? Talk to them about combining the right ingredients to create something absolutely different from the few ingredients they have in front of them like bread or cookies.  Have them measure, or at least let them pour from the measuring cup/spoon into the bowl.

My daughter is now able to make muffins on her own! Everyone loves them!

Let them add water to the soup and choose what veggies to put in.  You could even make two pots of soup side by side to show them how the flavour can totally change just by changing a couple of the ingredients.

Let your little builder shape the pizza dough or roll the meatballs.  The more they are involved, the prouder and more confident they will be – and maybe, just maybe they’ll try some new things!

Nobody likes perfect slices anyways. 😉
My kids love to make their own pizza creations!

What are some ways that you kids help you in the kitchen? Please comment below! I’d love to brainstorm ideas for all different ages.

If you’d like more ideas about cooking with kids, check out my post School Lunch Homestretch.

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School lunch Homestretch!

 

It’s that time of year again where activities start overlapping, the great outdoors are calling, school is winding down.

The last thing we want to think about is making another boring school lunch.

Let’s not lose that momentum just yet on creating nutritious and delicious lunches that fuel our kids’ bodies and minds as they work their way through these last few days of school.

Proper nutrition is one of the best lessons we can instill in our children to help them stay alert, grow strong and healthy and make good choices.  So here are a few ideas to help you keep those creative juices flowing for just a little longer, and hey, you might even want to try some of these for yourself!

                The first thing to come to my mind when I try to think of ways to get my kids to eat healthier is dips – kids love to dip! Not all dips are created equal however.

Make your own lower fat, higher calcium dips at home simply with plain Greek yogurt and your favorite herbs and spices.

For dairy free options make your own lower sodium hummus, guacamole or bean dips to go with veggie sticks, whole grain crackers, or you can even spread these on your favorite wraps or sandwiches for added fibre and healthy fats.

Oatmeal in Thermos, cookies, veg & a banana wrap

               One of the greatest tools in our lunchbox arsenal is the trusted old Thermos!

One of my daughter’s favorite snacks at school is oatmeal.  Save a little money and cut out a lot of sugar by making your own “instant” version with old fashioned rolled oats.  All you need to do is add the oats, boiling water, maybe a little cinnamon and/or bit of brown sugar or maple syrup, stir it, close up the Thermos and it will be perfect for snack time.  Get even more creative with different spices or dried fruits.

                Thermoses can be used so many different ways. From your traditional soups (try spicing them up with Epicure’s sansels for some added flavor without the salt!). To fruit salads (dressed with honey, lime and a sprinkling of Epicure’s fruit dips mixes or simply just cinnamon). Or a nice side dish such as couscous (prepared the same way as the oatmeal but with a more savoury spice), reheated veggies, or even mac & cheese. Try Epicure’s lower sodium version that uses real ingredients and allows you to use your own whole wheat or gluten free pasta, or any other pasta you prefer).

 Now let’s move on to our main

One non-traditional option that my daughter and I love is a banana wrap.  Simply spread a nut free butter such as Wowbutter or Superbutter (no nuts at school please!) onto a small tortilla, lay a peeled banana on top and roll it up!  You can also sprinkle a little cinnamon or pure cocoa for added flavour and antioxidants.

                How about making your own sushi to send to school?  This couldn’t be easier with Epicure’s silicone Perfect Petites pan.

Simply layer one strip of nori (optional) into each section. Then scoop a layer of prepared sushi rice, spread on your favorite Asian style sauce. Add your favorite veggies cut into matchsticks (i.e. carrots, cucumbers, avocados, peppers, etc.). Then perhaps some small shrimp or imitation crab meat.  Top it off with another layer of sushi rice, press down firmly and chill. 

They will pop out into perfectly portioned sushi bites!  

Other great bite-sized options include crustless quiches, spinach squares, or mini meatloaves

Some great make-ahead snacks include granola bars, mini banana loaves, muffins or your favorite homemade cookies

All done with shorter cooking times in Epicure’s Perfect Petites pan, saving you more time in the kitchen!

Banana Oat cakes made in the Epicure Perfect Petites pan

            Fun fact: Did you know all of Epicure’s products are 100% nut free and gluten free?  That makes them safe to send to school provided they aren’t mixed with ingredients containing nuts.

                Start getting your kids involved in their own lunch making at an early age and guide them along the way.  This is one of the best ways to teach them proper nutrition and how to make healthy food choices now and for the rest of their lives.

I have many more years of school lunches ahead of me. My oldest is in Grade 3 and my youngest Grade 1! So I would love to hear your favorite healthy and creative lunch ideas.  Comment below with your best tips and favourite lunch ideas.

  Now rejoice!  We are in the lunchbox homestretch!

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How to Meal Prep to keep you Eating Healthy

Whenever I ask people what their best tip FOR eating healthy is, the one that comes up the most is

– prepping ahead of time.

But sometimes that’s easier said than done. So how do we do it?

Check out these ideas on how to prep your food ahead of time to get healthy meals and snacks on the table during those hectic week nights or when you just aren’t in the mood to cook.

 

Cook once, eat twice (or more!)

  Even if you’re the type of person who doesn’t prefer leftovers, there are plenty of ways to get more out of your time in the kitchen  by cooking in bulk and using those foods in different ways.

Double your soups, chilis, curries or jambalaya recipes and freeze half to have another time.

Make extra pancakes or waffles which can be frozen and reheated in the toaster.

You can cook a large chicken, ham, roast or turkey on the weekend and get several meals out of it during the week. Think wraps, sandwiches, soups, casseroles, pasta dishes, etc.

If you won’t be able to use it all within 3 days or you’d rather not eat leftovers,  simply freeze it in portions and you can quickly thaw it out to use another time.

While your oven is on anyway, throw in a few foil wrapped potatoes or sweet potatoes. Or even a roaster full of veggies sprinkled with olive oil and Epicure’s SPG (Salt, Pepper, Garlic) Oven Fry seasoning on the bottom rack while the meat cooks.

Use the potatoes in different ways throughout the week. Such as twice baked potatoes, casseroles, hash browns, potato soup, potato patties, or topping for a shepherd’s pie.

The roasted veggies can be used in salads, pasta dishes, casseroles, soups, nourish bowls or just reheated on their own.

 

“Egg”cellerate your protein intake

 I like to make hard “boiled” eggs in the oven.  Have you ever tried this? Place one egg in each section of a muffin tin and bake in the oven at 325⁰ F for 25-30 minutes.   They turn out perfectly every time, and I find they are easier to crack and shell!

Eggs are a great, inexpensive way to add protein to your diet. Protein makes you feel fuller and keeps you satiated until your next meal.

Use hard boiled eggs for egg salad sandwiches, making deviled eggs, adding to chef’s salads and potato salads, or even a quick snack on its own or to send in the kids’ lunches.

I like to take one hard boiled egg, a half of an avocado, one can of tuna and a tsp. of Epicure’s 3 Onion dip mix, mash them all together to make a healthier version of tuna salad.

 

 

Batch cook

 It only takes a fraction of the time to prepare multiple lunches, casseroles, freezer meals, etc. at once than to assemble it several times individually throughout the week/month.  So while you’re cooking and prepping anyway get out a few extra containers, mason jars, freezer bags, etc. to portion out a few meals at once.

It will save you a ton of time, not to mention saving you from doing the dishes multiple times as well!! Make sure to mix up your meals though so you don’t get tired of eating the same thing!

Have the right tools

There are so many great tools out there to help you chop and prep in no time flat.  Try out Epicure’s  Veggie Twist & Spiral Slicer to make “noodles” out of your veggies. Try zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, squash, beets, etc.  It’s simple and compact and it’s a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies with fun new shapes.

The Epicure 4-in-1 Mandoline is also a must for quick meal prep.  It cuts your veggies in 4 ways. 2 different slice options, and 2 different julienne options.  Slice up potatoes to make your own homemade chips or cheesy potatoes. Slice cucumbers and carrots for a quick salad or zucchini to add a thin layer to your lasagna.  Anything to get more veggies into our diet is a must have in my books!!

A little prep goes a long way! Plus your body will thank you for giving it the wonderful nutrients it deserves!
What is your best meal prep tip? Please share it in the comments below!

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5 tips for Eating Healthy on the Go!

 The key to eating healthy and staying on track is to be prepared.

Yup, the good old Boy Scouts adage!  They know what they’re talking about.

Read on for my 5 best tips for Eating Healthy on the Go.

Whether you’re at the rink, dance, soccer, music, a tournament out of town or wherever your evening/weekend activities take you, you can equip your family with healthy options and avoid all of that junk food.

Try the tips below to make sure you are staying on track!

1.Make a list

Make a list of healthy snacks and portable food items that you know your family will eat.  Print it out in bright, bold colors and stick it on your fridge.  This will help jog your memory when you are making your grocery list or doing your meal prep and planning for the week.

You can even get your kids to help out with this! Have them cut pictures out of the grocery flyer of things that they would like to try. Then they can glue them to the page (keep an eye on them though otherwise it might end up being all cookies and ice cream!).

It can also be a quick reference when you are running out the door and decide that you should grab something to go because you can’t stand the thought of yet another rink burger!

2. Food prep

 Try to take an hour on the weekend (or whenever you can find the time) to prep some things for the week ahead.

Boil some eggs, make a big batch of hummus or guacamole, cut up some veggies, wash some fruit, make some sandwiches and salad dressings, assemble some Mason jar salads and maybe even cook a chicken!

Whatever you can get done ahead of time, do it!  It will make food prep for the rest of the week a breeze.

 

 

3. Keep a separate “Go Bag”

Make sure to keep a designated cooler bag and Thermos for those evenings that you aren’t able to eat at home. That way you’re not scrambling around for someone’s lunch kit or washing dishes just to fill them up again.  You know what happens in that situation – packing dinner just doesn’t happen!  Also make sure to have some water bottles ready to go when you’re heading out the door to avoid buying sugary drinks from the pop machine or concession when someone gets thirsty.  Staying hydrated can also help ward off unhealthy cravings, so drink up!

4.Organize a food swap

Reach out to some of your friends that you see on a regular basis at your various activities. Suggest the possibility of a food swap or “potluck” of sorts.

  You could each take turns bringing some healthy snacks (or dinner) for the group. This will help to avoid spending extra money and consuming unneeded sugar, salt and fat at the concession.

You’ll take your turn once in a while, but then you can sit back and relax on the other days when it’s someone else’s responsibility.  You will all save time, money and lots of calories in the end!

5.Pack and prep food when you travel

 When staying at a hotel, call ahead to see if your room has a microwave and fridge. If not, you may still be able to request having them sent to your room.   This way you can insure you’re eating healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks.  If you can avoid eating out during the day, you will be able to splurge more on dinner out!

Epicure has some great tools that are easy to pack in your bags for trips out of town.

Try the omelet maker or steamers that only require a microwave to provide your family with a hot meal right in your hotel room.

Stop by the nearest grocery store on your way into town for some basics. Grab eggs, chicken, fruit, veggies, a small bit of oil and vinegar and some Greek yogurt. Store these in the mini fridge at your hotel.

Pack a bowl with a lid or a Mason jar, or better yet have the hotel send them up.  Also pack an Epicure cruet and any of Epicure’s dry salad dressing mixes or dip mixes to make a quick yogurt dip for your veggies, or throw together a nice salad to take with you for later.  You can even use the cruet to shake up your eggs and seasonings for a quick omelet using the omelet maker. This will cost a fraction of the cost you would pay in a restaurant!

What are your best tips for healthy eating on the go?  What other tips would you like to see from me? Comment below, I’m always looking for the next best tip!

If you want more great read, check out my blog post How to Meal Prep to keep you Eating Healthy

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