I didn't really know what to expect but I thought I would "just roll with it!" Being the Smart Snacker I am I knew I could contribute to the trip with healthy snack options. Of course camping out means burgers and hot dogs and I'm all about it...but some ways that I made sure I didn't over indulge and still enjoyed the camping experience...
-Keepin' it lean (We bought 93% lean burgers; I don't eat dogs but a dog here and there isn't unhealthy...moderation!)
-Packed fruit (I brought some apples and bananas; both are easy to eat and are easily packed)
-Watched my portions (I had a little bit of everything but just like I said...a little bit)
-White Cheddar Rice Cakes (excellent alternative for chips; 1 cake is 45 calories)
-It was a beer drinking affair (I had a couple of light beers but made sure I was drinking TONS of water in between and after)
-Dense foods with high nutrition (We snacked on trail mix; while trail mix may be high in sugar and dense (highly caloric), I made sure I only ate about a handful here and there. The nuts are a healthy fat and about 1 oz a day is adequate)
-Bars (I packed some clif bars incase of "hunger emergencies!" In the Speedway venue I may have gotten hungry, instead of going for some fat laden racing snack I would have this healthier alternative)
-I didn't revolve my camping experience around the food (bonfire and smores, drinking or constant snacking) instead I focused more on hanging with my company and making it a social event!
-I took advantage of the outdoors (We went for a ton of walks and "explored" the area. Enjoyed the scenery while burnin some cals...double whammy!).
Inspired by this trip I am going to start my
Stay Tuned for the next Navigation Series post- Smart Snacker meets Cocktail Party