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What do you eat while on a mission trip?

Eating while on a mission trip can be a bit different than your usual daily routine. Depending on where you are traveling, the availability and accessibility of certain foods may be limited. It's important to be prepared and open to trying new things. Here are some tips on what you may eat while on a mission trip:

  1. Local cuisine: One of the best parts of traveling is trying new and authentic foods. Don't be afraid to try local dishes and delicacies. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and support the local economy.

  2. Non-perishable items: It's always a good idea to bring some non-perishable items with you in case you are unable to access certain foods. This can include granola bars, nuts, and dried fruit.

  3. Packaged and processed foods: While these may not be the healthiest options, they can be convenient and easy to access in a pinch. Items like instant noodles and canned goods can be easily stored and transported.

  4. Fruits and vegetables: If possible, try to incorporate fresh produce into your diet. Fruits and vegetables can be harder to come by in certain areas, but they can often be found at local markets or grown at the mission site.

  5. Water: It's important to stay hydrated while on a mission trip, so make sure to bring a reusable water bottle and refill it as often as possible. If the water in the area is not safe to drink, make sure to use bottled water or a water purification system.

Remember, the most important thing is to stay safe and healthy while on your mission trip. Be open to trying new foods and be prepared with non-perishable items as a backup. Don't be afraid to ask locals or mission trip leaders for recommendations on what to eat. Happy travels!

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Great article! It is so important to be mindful of the water you are drinking on mission trips. If the local water is not safe for you to drink, it is also not safe to be used while brushing your teeth. There have been some people that I have known who have went on missions trips and remembered to only drink the bottled water that was brought with them, only to absent mindedly use the local water to brush their teeth. Can you guess what happened? Yep, they ended up sick. So, if it is not safe to drink it also is not safe to brush your teeth with. Take safe water with you to brush your teeth, if the…

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