Healthy Eating in the Smokies

Maintaining a healthy diet and vacationing can sometimes be a battle. Let’s face it – Fannie Farkle’s Corn Dogs and the Pancake Houses start summoning you as soon as you’re within a 10 mile radius of the area! It’s even harder to ignore those calls if finding a healthier option is another struggle in itself. We have some easy fixes to this dilemma. Read on and you’ll stress no more…

Rent a cabin with a full kitchen – If you’re cooking your meal, you know exactly what ingredients are going into that meal. You won’t have to worry about an extra slab of unwanted butter going into your veggies. Best of all, you won’t have to leave the comfort of your mountain cabin and cooking is a great way to spend time with your loved market

Gatlinburg Farmers Market – For locally grown fresh fruit and veggies, your first stop should be the Gatlinburg Farmers Market! Located in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot, the Farmers Market begins May 21st at 8:30AM and continues every Saturday until mid-October.  Stimulating the local economy and providing countless types of fruits and vegetables, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market aims to give its patrons high quality, fairly priced produce.

Whole Earth Grocery – As opposed to large retail grocery stores, local organic stores offer healthy, pesticide and hormone free produce and products. Whole Earth Grocery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a complete natural food store, as well as a café. Offering organic foods, local produce, homeopathic remedies and much more, Whole Earth Grocery is a great destination for those looking to consume organic products. Whether you’re stopping by for a vegetarian meal, or picking up some home-grown tomatoes, Whole Earth Grocery has your needs covered!

Rabbit Food – If you’re searching for organic produce in Sevierville, Rabbit Food is just the place for you! A “bring your own bag” establishment, Rabbit Food is dedicated to providing its customers with nothing but the best. Offering sweet potatoes, garlic, tomatoes, lemons, lettuce, pineapples, ginger and more, Rabbit Food receives new shipments of organic produce every week! “Organic Produce Day” has quickly become a big hit and has customers returning again and again for some of the most delicious fruit and veggies they have ever eaten.

So don’t let your food regimen stop you from vacationing. There are healthy options. You could even turn your grocery run into a fun activity for your group. Check out our blog about Picking Your Own Fruit in the Smokies for information about fresh fruit farms and orchards in East Tennessee.

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