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Staying Fit and Eating Clean on Bald Head Island

A new year is right around the corner and you are resolved to have a healthier lifestyle. You’re determined to get more fresh air, more exercise and eat clean. But wait! You’re planning a weekend get-away on Bald Head Island next month. Don’t let a small vacation throw you off. There are plenty of ways to stay healthy and fit while still having a blast on Bald Head Island.

When it comes to fresh air and exercise, Bald Head Island has you covered. Fourteen miles of pristine beaches tempting you to take a walk or run down them. Enjoy the freshest of air and get some exercise in the ocean swimming, surfing, or boogie boarding. Take a hike with The Bald Head Island Conservancy offering several organized nature walks through the maritime forest. With transportation limited to bike riding and golf carts, you’re only other option is your own two feet!

There is an abundance of healthy eating options on Bald Head Island. Whether eating out or cooking in your Bald Head Island vacation rental, there’s always something healthy and delicious you can choose from. Here’s a few tricks and favorite recipes to keep you on track.

Preparation is key when it comes to healthy eating. Even when going out you can prepare by knowing what’s on the menu ahead of time and deciding what to order before you arrive. JULES' SALTY GRUB & ISLAND PUB has plenty of healthy options on the menu. Crisp salads with your choice of grilled chicken, shrimp, or Mahi Mahi as well as fresh grilled fish tacos are a great choice and delicious.

The Bald Head Island Club as well as the Shoals Club offer a variety of dining venues all with healthy food options. The freshest of grilled seafood and lean meats can be found on the menu as well as steamed vegetables, green salads and fresh fruits. For healthy meals on the go or snacks to enjoy at the beach stop by Maritime Market Café.

Bald Head Island Premier Vacation Rentals are not only in the best locations, they have fully equipped kitchens that make healthy eating easy. Make your favorite healthy recipe to enjoy on the wrap around deck overlooking the beach. Here’s one of my favorite healthy Bald Head Island recipes: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add one finely chopped shallot and cook till it begins to soften. Then add 4 cloves of garlic and cook for 30 seconds before adding ½ pound of large shrimp that have been peeled and deveined along with ½ pound of scallops. Then add 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper. Sautee for 3 minutes then add ¼ cup of white wine, the zest of ½ a lemon and ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute before stirring in 1 ½ pounds of zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash and ¼ cup of chopped fresh parsley. Toss the noodles, shrimp, and scallops so they are coated with sauce. Then heat till warmed through. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Not only is this recipe delicious and healthy but all the ingredients can be found at the Maritime Market Café. They will even deliver the items to your Bald Head Island Vacation Home. Staying healthy and fit while on vacation cannot get any easier. Have the trip of your dreams while reaching your goals on Bald Head Island.

Published on Friday, December 18, 2020

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