Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Road Food Rage

Who decided it would be a good idea to drive from Atlanta to Chicago and back for the holidays? Raises hand slowly. This girl! But the closer we get to the departure date, the more I'm questioning my own sanity. The thing is, we have a dog. And I don't want to torture her by sticking her on a plane - nor do we want to leave her behind in a kennel or with friends for a week while we gallivant around my hometown. So we're packing up the car and hitting the road, dog included. Here's hoping we don't need to put chains on the tires because of snowy, icy weather.

Anyway, seeing as how we'll be spending more than 30 hours in the car, I need to figure out some healthy eating snacks - rather than chowing down on the usual junk food (Combos, Cheetos, Doritos, etc.) So my plan is to bring some low-calorie granola bars, some fresh fruit, light string cheese and rice cakes.

And yes, I'll have my gym shoes readily available. I plan to take some long walks around gas stations or rest stops to stretch my legs and make sure the dog gets some exercise.

Anyone else have fun plans for the holidays? I'll touch base in a few days with more tips on how to handle all the dining and drinking that the season brings but until then, travel safely!

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