two ways to save money and eat better when flying

We recently traveled to Florida to visit my brother and his family.  In order to stick with our healthy habits and save a little money I did two things:  First, we stuck with water and second, we brought our own meals with us to the airport.  I knew we would enjoy plenty of splurges while we were in Florida so I wanted to stick to our normal eating habits during travel.

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In my “What We Ate” posts each week I’ll share some of the recipes we ate for dinner the previous week. I love to get inspiration from what other families are eating so I thought it might be helpful to some of you. Please leave a comment if you have questions about any of these recipes. And if you know of a recipe that you think we might like please share it with me!

I was talking with a friend the other day about my dinner pictures.  She asked me if I was filled up with the amount of food that is on my plate because it didn’t seem like very much.  The truth is that sometimes that’s all I eat but other times I go back for more.  I always start with smaller portions because I really feel like that’s a good way to help me with portion control.  If I start with a big plateful but am not really hungry enough for it I will likely still end up eating it because it’s on the plate.  So I start smaller but if I’m still hungry I definitely go back for more.

***Leftovers from Mother’s Day Lunch

what we ate

  • We met up with my husband’s family for Mother’s Day and birthday celebrations.  We had 4 family birthdays to celebrate and a long day away from home.  I was thankful to have leftovers from lunch to enjoy.
  • I had some BBQ and a side salad.  My husband had BBQ, corn and macaroni and cheese.  The kids weren’t even hungry.

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In my “What We Ate” posts each week I’ll share some of the recipes we ate for dinner the previous week. I love to get inspiration from what other families are eating so I thought it might be helpful to some of you. Please leave a comment if you have questions about any of these recipes. And if you know of a recipe that you think we might like please share it with me!

We had a lot of leftovers this week and some totally random meals.  I know most people eat leftovers for lunches (and we do sometimes too) but we usually have salads for lunch so leftovers end up being dinners for us.

***Leftover Pizza and Snacks

what we ate

  • We had a few pieces of leftover pizza from my birthday dinner so we ate those and then we had some of the snacks leftover from Thursday night:  hummus and veggies and strawberries.

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