Vacation Survival Tips
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I’m a chill kind-of girl and love relaxing vacations with my family where I wake up and work with my clients, then run on the beach, then find an adventure during the day such as snorkling with the turtles, boogie boarding, jumping into waterfalls or hiking in a bamboo forest. I tried opening a book, Craig took a picture and said, “Well, that lasted 5 minutes!” I think it is because I spend so much time READING….maybe not a book, but questions and emails….when I have a few minutes to myself I prefer to not read, unless it is an educational book about nutrition.
Anyway, I know a lot of you are going to be on Spring Break soon and may be looking for some tips to stay keto.
AIRPORT SURVIVAL FOOD
It can be difficult to find healthy things at an airport. Our flight was very long so I packed a salad with lots of dressing and guess what??? The security wanted to take it away from me since they couldn’t measure the amount. I was really upset since they didn’t have an issue with my metal fork in my salad, but the dressing… “oh no!” Geez! Anyway, I packed food for my boys and we were lucky enough to find tasty wild-caught smoked salmon at the Seattle airport for the boys to munch on and they loved it!
CONDO VS HOTEL
My big tip is to stay in a condo! Sure they cost more than a hotel room but my husband, the math genius, calculated how much we would spend eating out versus cooking in a condo and it ended up being cheaper to cook in a condo. Plus, then we know what we are eating!
The condo we stayed at had a lovely owner who stocked our fridge with keto food: eggs, bacon, butter, tea, unsweetened almond milk. Just some basics since our flight landed at midnight and the boys were bound to be hungry in the morning. We went to the market the following day to fill up on fresh fish, smoked marlin, stuff to make homemade tartar sauce, and other healthy groceries.
I’ve always pushed my kids to be a little adventurous with their keto eating. They don’t have to eat the whole thing, but they do need to try a bite. Most of the time they love it! Just like this smoked Marlin in we found (see photo). It is like the best tasting jerky ever!
I didn’t spend hours in the kitchen. When I made coleslaw, tartar sauce, deviled eggs, side dishes or desserts, I made huge batches (kept the dressing for coleslaw separate and only added it just before we ate it). Meals were quick and easy so we could spend ample time outside on the beach.
I also had healthy easy on-the-go foods for my kids such as the smoked marlin, olives, smoked salmon roll ups (see photo), and other easy things such as Adapt bars.
TREATS and DESSERT TIPS
Shave ice is super popular in Hawaii so we ordered our own maker from Amazon to make Keto treats with Stur!
The machine paid for itself after 3 uses!
I also made no-bake cheesecakes in a blender that was in the condo. I made large batches and kept them in the fridge for easy desserts.
SUPPLEMENTS and WHAT TO PACK
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We only packed 1 check bag even though we are in Maui for a month so we packed only the essentials; swimsuits, flip flops, a few loaves of Keto bread (that I froze and packed in a box inside my suitcase) and yep, BeautyCounter sunscreen and shampoo! A good hair-day makes all the difference:)
The BeautyCounter sunscreen stick is the best! It lasted the whole trip and then some yet it is so small and fits in any beach tote!
You just roll on the stick and you are good to go all day long!
I can’t stress this enough, even if I sit around I feel like I’m bored and boredom leads to eating for everyone, even me.
We were active every day! We hiked in the rainforest, boogie boarded throughout the day, I snorkeled in the morning when the turtles were active and every night after dinner, we walked the beach.
By the time we actually realized we were hungry, half the day was gone!
Check out our waterfall adventure hike video!
This is a photo collage from 13 years of Craig and I coming to Hawaii. Our keto journey has come so far. In the beginning, we were not so strict and we would go out to eat at fancy restaurants such as Spago in the 4 seasons, but we now have a condo overlooking the ocean and I love not worrying about doing my hair or putting a dress on. I’d rather live in my swimsuit and cook myself so I can get back into the ocean!
Make today special! Treat yourself with honor!