It’s no secret that we tend to overeat during the holidays, but most of the time, on vacation, it’s easy to do the same thing! When you plan a stay with Port A Escapes, you’ll be happy to know our kitchens are fully equipped with everything you need to cook your own healthy meals during your stay. You won’t have to wonder how to eat healthy on vacation with Port A Escapes, as our rentals provide fully equipped kitchens where you can make your own! There are also many Port Aransas attractions and activities that will keep you on your feet while you’re on a family vacation. Continue reading to find out five simple ways to stay healthy while on a post-holiday getaway. 

1. Healthy Travel Snacks

When you’re traveling, it’s easy to reach for greasy fast food when you’re all of the sudden starving and not familiar with an area. If you’re looking for ways on how to eat healthy on vacation in Port Aransas, packing small serving size snacks such as nuts or fruit will tie you over until you find a healthy meal option. It’s normal to feel some stress while you’re away from home, from the security lines at an airport to keeping everyone happy. Having healthy snacks on hand will take the stress-level down a notch and will give you the boost of energy you need! 

Pro Tip: Gas stations always provide healthy, quick, snack options such as almonds, yogurt, fruit, hard-boiled eggs, among other items! 

 2. Explore on Foot

Whether you’re walking along the Port Aransas beaches or are wandering around the boardwalks at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, it’s easy to get your daily steps in on vacation. There’s a variety of things to do in Port Aransas outdoors, from window shopping to looking through the history at the Port Aransas Museum as well as exploring Mustang Island State Park and the Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture

 3. Healthy Drink Options

Since you are on vacation, checking out the local nightlife scene at the Port Aransas bars is a must! We’ve created a list of The Best Port Aransas Bars where you can post up and have a fun cocktail or two! If you’re looking to stay healthy, opt for a lower-calorie beverage such as a tequila soda with an orange slice or vodka with soda and a twist of lemon (both sit at around 95 calories)! A glass of wine is about 150 calories, but when you make it a wine spritzer, it drops to approximately a mere 75 calories. A Rob Roy is excellent for the scotch drinker, which contains scotch, bitters, and sweet vermouth, which comes in at about 145 calories. There are many different types of low-calorie alcoholic beverages, but knowing your options will keep you happy and healthywell, healthier! 

4. Cook Your Own Meals

Wondering how to eat healthy on vacation? It’s just as simple as cooking your own meals! Since you’ll be staying in our Port Aransas homes, you’ll have access to a fully-functioning kitchen. Many restaurants tend to over-saturate food in butter and may add other gluten-filled rubs to their meats. So while you’re eating what you consider a “healthy chicken,” it may be full of not-so-healthy ingredients. By cooking your own meals, you’ll know exactly what ingredients you’re putting in your body along with proper portion sizes. 

5. Destress and Relax

While everything we’ve mentioned up to now has included some sort of effort on how to stay healthy on vacation, the most crucial tip requires no effort at all. RELAXATION! Relaxing on vacation will keep you happy, which provides endorphins, which creates more energy and lowers your cortisol levels. One of the best things to do in Port Aransas is letting yourself have fun and not getting too tied up with overthinking. 

Private Stays in Port Aransas, Texas

Port AransasNow that we’ve shared some helpful tips on how to stay healthy while on a Port Aransas, Texas, getaway, why not apply them during your stay? Want a pool to get your morning laps in? We’ve got many homes that provide private pools and a patio area where you can get some much-needed vitamin D! No matter where you stay, you’ll find comfortable beds to lay your head down at night and get your suggested eight hours of sleep. Check out our condos and homes on our website, or please give us a call at 1-866-341-7730 to book your stay!