Splurging for the hotel, but eating on the cheap while traveling
September 29, 2011 8:16 AM Subscribe
What are some healthy foods that one can take traveling abroad, to minimize the costs of eating out?
posted by raztaj to Food & Drink (20 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to the Caribbean for 5-6 days in November, and staying at a fairly isolated hotel. I'll have access to an in-room electric hot water kettle, fridge, and basic utensils. What foods can I take with me from the US that will still be at least moderately healthy and nutritious, will be hassle free through customs, and don't need refrigeration? I'd like to not check a bag - but I may end up doing so if needed.
I will have breakfast included, and will probably splurge for dinner a night or two, but don't want to have to spend $20+ for every meal and would like to eat what I bring, and healthily. There are no grocery stores or small markets within walking distance of the hotel. I'd like to take a bunch of stuff with me, if possible. Brands suggestions would be great - have access to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Wegmans, generic grocery stores, international markets, and my own kitchen for prep at home.