Allison Schaaf shares about a recent trip and easy vacation meal ideas for family.
Episode 189 highlights easy vacation meals for family from Allison Schaaf, Prep Dish founder and travel enthusiast. Allison covers a recent trip to Panama that she and her family took and discusses ideas about how to handle meal prep and meals while traveling. She notes the benefit of splitting time between a hotel and an Airbnb as it relates to both local flavors and familiar tastes.
Allison’s recommendations include:
- Using the “Find Me Gluten Free” app if you or someone in your family needs a Gluten Free menu. This app creates an easy way to navigate local restaurants to meet everyone’s dietary needs and experience authentic cuisine while traveling.
- Making sure to stock up on snacks and water bottles, whether you’re staying at a hotel or an Airbnb. Snacks, regardless of the traveler’s age, are essential while vacationing!
- Setting out to maintain a good balance of eating meals out versus eating meals in when you’re vacationing with your family. It’s always exciting to enjoy a location-specific culinary experience, but familiar flavors from home are comforting, especially to children.
- Experiencing local produce through your senses. Shopping at a local market during international or domestic US travel allows you and your family to really immerse yourselves in the sight, feel, aroma, and preparation of authentic local cuisine.
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