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Don’t you just love spring? Spring break travel, warmer weather, and longer days are all things I look forward to. And with that spring break travel, comes road trips, and week-long vacations. When we’re traveling, I’m always on the lookout for how to stay healthy and eat fresh foods. Of course, living here in Florida, it’s easy to get a hold of fresh produce thanks to that aforementioned warmer weather! Here are a few ways our family eats fresh foods when we’re traveling or on the road.
This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
Visit a Farm Stand or Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s markets are abundant with fresh produce, especially here in Florida. If you’re traveling to visit the beaches or the theme parks, check out Fresh from Florida for a list of area Farmer’s Markets. We’re incredibly lucky to live in an area that we can grab fresh produce year round. Here you can stock up on fresh produce such as strawberries, tomatoes, beans, peppers, and more. These are a healthier alternative to bring with you to the attractions, or, if you’re doing a home rental, to fix into a delicious fresh meal yourself.
For finger foods in the car, we love strawberries. Green Peppers also work well pre-sliced in baggies, for a crunchy alternative to potato chips (less mess too!)
Look for Fresh From Florida Labels
If you’re shopping in a grocery store to stock up on your Florida vacation, get the freshest produce possible by looking for the Fresh from Florida labels. I picked strawberries and green peppers up from Publix. I’ve always had good luck shopping at Publix, as they stock the freshest produce. Plus, if you find that something isn’t to your satisfaction, Publix will gladly take a return or exchange your items. (Although I’ve only had to do that once in 18 years of living in Florida.)
Pack Your Cooler or Cooler Bag and Go!
If you’re heading out, a cooler, even a small one will keep your produce ready to eat. If you’re heading to the theme parks, a cooler backpack works well, and yes, they’ll allow you in.
Do you have a favorite way to eat fresh foods when you’re traveling? Comment below and let me know!