Eating Healthy While Camping


It can be very easy to slip on a diet while on vacation and for those who are still holding on to their New Year’s resolutions, the thought of eating healthy while on a camping trip may seem impossible. Typically we think hot dogs and smores when we think of camping food, but there are plenty of easy, healthy options to consider as well. Check out a few of our favorites!


No Bake Energy Balls

These are a super easy snack you can make a head of time that will last throughout your trip. They are also customizable so if you’re not a fan of coconut or have a peanut allergy, you can substitute ingredients.


Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and place in the fridge for 10-20 minutes. Once chilled, take scoops of the combined mixture and roll into small balls, or press into flat squares if you’d rather make them into bars. Place the balls or bars into an airtight container and place back in the fridge. And that’s it! From there you can just bring them along on your trip and snack as you go. Its best to keep them chilled if possible so that the chocolate doesn’t melt.


Bear Toast

An easy breakfast option is bear toast. While its nice to have toasted bread (you can always toast ahead of time if you don’t have access to a toaster at the campsite), you can also use regular bread as well. Spread on some peanut butter, berries of your choice, a little bit of honey and sprinkle with nuts or seed if you desire. These can also be made ahead and stored in ziplock bags in a cooler, or made fresh at the campsite.


Foil Pack Dinners

A great and easy option is cooking in foil packs. By cooking individual packs you can ensure that everyone gets a taste of their own, especially if you’ve got any picky eaters with you. Foil packs can also be made a head of time by seasoning you meat and veggies and rolling up in the foil. If someone doesn’t like carrots, make their pack without them. Maybe two people want chicken and everyone else wants steak, no problem! The benefit of foil packs is that you can customize each meal.



Easy bring along snacks also include bananas, oranges which can all last without the need to be refrigerated. Pretzels, pita chips or nuts are great healthy options opposed to snacking on endless amounts of potato chips and tuna packets with crackers can give you a little extra protein in between meals.

Texas Wine Series is coming to town!


Whoever said alcohol and exercise don’t go together has clearly never heard been The Texas Wine Series. The annual event featuring both 10k and 5k races, is a touring Texas race and is making a stop at the local Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, TX on October 16, 2016. Runners will travel routes through the beautiful Texas hill country and will receive a custom t-shirt, wine glass, wine flight as well as a finisher’s medallion.

After the run stop by the Wine & Food event for some tasty Texas treats. Becky Vineyards will have wine ready for take home as well as tasting at the event. Be sure to stop by one of the booths to get yourself a fun commemorative t-shirt or Texas flag running shorts to show off at home. Runners and non-runners are both welcome to the event and tickets can be purchased at the Texas Wine Series website.

Race packet pick up starts at 6:45 a.m. with registration up until 9:30 a.m. The 10k race whistle blows at 10:00 with the 5k a few minutes following. Awards will be given out before noon to all top place finishers but the Wine & Food event will run well into the afternoon.

5 best places to eat in Fredericksburg


While still a quaint little town, Fredericksburg is a tourist destination. Right outside of a few big cities and other small, antique-filled towns, Fredericksburg is full of culture and must compete with the nearby areas to entertain visitors.


The city does a wonderful job of that with its wineries and local brewery, but they are also a contender thanks to the many restaurants serving tourists and locals alike. We’ve put together a small list of the places that you and your fellow travelers need to try while you visit!


  1. Vaudeville


Vaudeville is a higher end restaurant in our usually more affordable city, but it’s worth every penny. Their menu is full of interesting and flavorful concoctions and the historic-style building will take you back in time as you dine. Visit them for Sunday brunch and see what all the fuss is about!


  1. Nest


The Nest is located in an old, historic home and really gives you that home-cooked, family meal feel. This is where to get your juicy, tender steaks and New Zealand rack of lamb. Serving good old, down home Texas classics with a twist, you won’t disappointed having dinner here.


  1. Otto’s


Otto’s will give you a taste of Fredericksburg history. This German restaurant is a local favorite and entices your pallet with old country flavors and combinations, serving Schnitzels to Apfelkuchen. When you’re in a German town, you have to try German food at least once.


  1. Auslander


The Auslander is another local German restaurant conveniently located downtown where you can try our cultural favorites. When tourists ask any of the locals where they should eat, this will typically be in most of their “top 5” lists.


  1. Pasta Bella

If German food is your not flavor, that’s okay too. Our great town has a little something for everyone. Pasta Bella’s quaint little restaurant offers some of the best Italian food in the area. The fresh pasta and homemade sauce really make it stand out among other places in town.