We had been talking for awhile about going to Disney World, so when we found out we had four days open this month, we loaded up the car for a long road trip of almost 12 hours! That’s a long time with plenty of opportunities for eating fast food and grabbing junk food at gas stations. I wanted to make sure we were ready to hit the ground running the next day and not dragging because we ate crap the whole ride down to Orlando. Here are the snacks I packed for us that also served as meal replacements. I hope you find inspiration for your next road trip!
- Pack whole wheat bread
- organic nitrate and preservative free turkey and ham lunch meat.
- Peanut butter (you can bring food into Disney so make up some sandwiches to eat so you can save your money to eat somewhere really nice.)
Mini Fritattas *I share this recipes at the end of the blog*
Turkey veggie roll ups
These are surprisingly really good! Roll up 1-2 steamed green beans, a carrot slice and a strip of mustard.
It can be so hard to get in vegetables on the road so I worked them into those recipes.
- whatever you like
- green beans (boiled them for about 4 min.)
- celery slices
- kale chips (my 1st time making these, and they’re not really my fav.)
For savory & sweet cravings:
- String cheese
- Pistachios (or your favorite nuts)
- Homemade granola (so worth making!)
- Peanut butter protein balls https://healthyjustice.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/peanut-butter-protein-balls/
- bottled water
- LaCroix (I like how it gives you that carbonation but not all the additives as a soft drink.)
Other necessary items:
- cups & plates
- plastic forks and spoons
- baby wipes
- hand sanitizer
When we 1st got to Epcot! I was so excited to be there! I had my 1st full serving of a margarita at this lovely outdoor Mexican restaurant. Well Donny finished it off after the sun starting making me feel dizzy..
Some of the fun characters we got to meet and hug!
My pipe dream has always been to be some Disney character at Disney Word;) I did get to play “Ariel” a couple of times. One of my most fond memories is getting to dress up as the Little Mermaid for a friend’s precious granddaughter’s birthday party.
Going through the Smith Family Tree House was a one of my fun big kid moments!
Although it was very commercialized, the magic and energy of the place was invigorating. We are looking forward to our next visit and this time with the grandkids;)
8 whole eggs and 4 whites
Almost the whole bunch of asparagus cut 1 inch thick
1/2 cup of mushrooms
1 tsp garlic
salt and pepper to taste
handful of spinach sliced up to sprinkle on top
1/4 cup of cheese *optional
- steam asparagus for a few minutes. Let them cool and then chop them.
- saute’ asparagus with mushroom (or your favorite veggies) for about 4-5 min. The last 30 sec. add a tsp of garlic.
- Mix up eggs and egg whites in a separate bowl.
- Spray a muffin pan with Olive Oil and fill each muffin tin with a small amount of the egg mixture.
- Put veggies into the muffin tins.
- Put in the rest of the egg mixture and top with shredded spinach and cheese.
- Bake for about 15 min at 350 degrees
- Let cool in the pan for a few minutes, before removing! Serve immediately or let finish cooling on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for no longer than 4 days. You can freeze these. To thaw, remove from the freezer the night before and store in the refrigerator. Then just pop it in the microwave in the morning until warm.
*Add hot sauce to it to spruce it up some:)