What you eat while traveling is a big part of the overall experience. Unfortunately though, if you are not careful, food can also eat up your money, too. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your trip and to save you money on eating out.
Eat a good breakfast. Make sure to eat a combination of proteins and carbs, like eggs and toast, instead of high-carb doughnuts. Eat complex carbohydrates like wheat toast, whole grain cereal, or oatmeal so that you will stay full longer.
Have your largest meal at lunch time. Most of the time, meals at local restaurants cost much less during lunch. Ask hotel employees what their favorite restaurants are. This is a great way to try real local food.
You never know when you will be on a sightseeing tour when your tummy decides that it is time to eat. Take some snacks, like fruit, nuts, raisins, or peanut butter and crackers.
Buy your snack foods at a local market, rather than buying from a vending machine or corner store. This will make your snacking cheaper on your budget.
Most people consider the grocery store off-limits while on vacation, but you can save money by buying just a few items. A loaf of bread, lunch meat, and some fruit can give you cheaper options than dining out. If you have a large meal at lunch, you may enjoy retiring to your room for a sandwich in the evenings. It will be kinder to your waistline as well!
You may be able to find a small immersion heater that you can use to heat up drinks or soups. Amazon and Ebay are great places to find one of these handy heaters. They ship quickly too, which is excellent if you are on a time crunch.
By following these tips, you will enjoy your vacation more because you will not have to worry about the cost of each meal. Your waistline and your wallet will thank you!