We had a fabulous vacation with my family touring the coast of California and around two beautiful National Parks (Sequoia & Kings Canyon).
BUT, travelling while trying to eat a clean and healthy diet did prove challenging. I did intentionally try to select more healthful options and insert veggies and whole grains whenever possible, but I will not lie, half my plate was not fruits and vegetables every night! The good news is, I gained less than two pounds and truly did enjoy myself and my food/wine in the process. We have now been back for a week and got right back into the routine, so I’m feeling better about it. Even while I was baking this week I made a few (some would say risky) substitutions such as whole wheat flour and coconut oil and I did not feel like my bread or cookies were compromised in the process. Tomorrow I will post how my days matched up with the USDA recommendations this past week, so stay tuned!