Traveling anywhere makes it hard to eat healthy.
Trying to eat healthy at livestock shows is thought to be next to impossible.
For one thing, the concession stand food is delicious. But full of empty calories.
Not to mention the expense.
Expenses can wreck a budget.
Calories from junk food day after day can wreck a healthy diet.
Some of my fondest memories of livestock showing was sharing a meal with family and friends at the barn.
It’s extremely important to have healthy options available to keep up energy and mood during the long day of showing.
Here are some tips to plan to eat healthy while enjoying time at a livestock show.
Precook meats and veggies
Keeping meats frozen could be a struggle.
Precook your meats and veggies ahead of time.
Burgers, stir fry, and tacos are just a few examples of pre-cooked meals to take to livestock shows.
Or, visit the local grocery store to purchase fresh meats for the grill.
Pack portable grill
Do you have a portable grill?
Grilling is just one way to cook or heat meats and veggies for a healthy meal, while busy at a livestock show.
Pre-Made Finger Foods
Finger foods are popular items to have on show day to grab and go.
Make your showman’s favorite sandwiches, such as Peanut Butter & Jelly.
Whole fruits and veggies
Good calories must come from healthy fruit and vegetables.
What are your favorite fruits and veggies?
I love apples, oranges, and bananas.
Don’t sacrifice the best calories and nutrients for convenience.
Fruit and vegetables can be convenience food, too.
A warm healthy meal is definitely an option at livestock shows.
It can be a struggle on show day to find a healthy meal among all the ciaos.
But, not if you have your favorite slow cooker and a plan.
Good planning can prevent a ruined meal as a result as a breaker blow out.
How to keep food safe
It’s important to be sure the meals you are preparing and eating are safe for everyone.
- Wash and sanitize your hands before preparing meals.
- Keep food at safe temperatures.
- Cook meats thoroughly to safe temperatures.
- Keep cold and pre-cooked foods cold in the cooler until ready to use.
- Set slow cooker on warm on show day if the meal is “come and go”.
I hope these tips will help with convenience, budget, and diet as you and your family enjoy time together at livestock shows.
What are some ways you eat healthy on the go?
~ Much Love ~
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