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We are heading away this week to spend a couple of nights in a yurt in Kent! Although we love going away, it is a rare and exciting event for us so we are all buzzing. Ideally, we wanted to go camping because it is the best but felt that the time of year was probably not right for taking two small kids away in a tent. This was when my husband found a beautiful yurt in the Kent Downs. I could not have booked it up quick enough. Anyway, because I’m in a chilled out mood and ready to go away I’ve decided that I’m going to take a break from meal planning. BUT I thought that rather than ignore this weekly post entirely, I’d do my top tips for meal planning on holiday.
I know! You might think that if I’m so good at meal planning on holiday why aren’t I taking my own advice and doing it this time? Well, firstly, I’ve meal planned through several holidays. When you have multiple dietary requirements you pretty much HAVE to plan ahead when it comes to food. Meal planning on holiday is pretty much a necessity whenever I go away. All inclusive holidays still require a lot of forward thinking and a suitcase full of free from products.
Secondly, despite the fact that I haven’t meal planned yet I probably will before I go away. The likelihood is that after I finish writing this I will get the collywobbles about feeding my family WITHOUT A MEAL PLAN and just do one anyway. Plus what if they don’t have supermarkets in Kent! (They do! My parents live there! We go there all the time. There are definitely supermarkets.) I will meal plan through this, but I’m just enjoy a day or two off and the feeling of recklessness that comes with it.
There you have it! Meal planning on holiday can save you money and relieve some of the stress around mealtimes (particularly if you’ve got kids or allergies). But make sure that it doesn’t sap all the fun out of the experience. You can find the balance! I believe in you!
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