Eating healthy on the go can be a tremendous challenge. The temptation of yummy foods that trigger your hunger make you question why you eat what you eat.
It’s really not fair at all. And that sweet tooth is even tougher. The convenience is so tempting.
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Can you really eat healthy on the go?
Yes you can! However, it does take a little more effort on your part. Preparation starts in the kitchen and on your phone.
When you are eating healthy on the go, you need to know where you are going and for how long. So let’s break that down into categories.
Eating on the go can happen at work, while shopping, going to the movies, outdoor recreation activities, takeout, and vacation.
The K.I.S.S. ~ Eating healthy on the go is simply if you…
- PREPARATION begins in the kitchen and on your phone.
- PORTABILITY is key to your success in what you can eat. Must be east to pack, and watch the temperature regulation.
- TRANSPORTATION is vital. How will you be traveling (your car, rental car, flying)? Also, what will you transport your food in? You can use an insulated cooler, lunch pail, brown bag.
- FOODS on the go
- Meal replacement bar (high quality, Can your child eat it?)
- Vegetables & Fruits (Cut pieces thicker to help with bruising. If the veggie or fruit is currently refrigerated, then it needs to remain cool.)
- Nuts (Be aware of how much you are eating.)
- Trail mix (Make your own with dry foods. Otherwise, purchase a high quality trail mix. Watch out for the sugar content.)
- Boiled eggs (Keep cool in an insulated bag with cold pak.)
- Nut butters (Great on sandwiches, vegetables, and fruits. These do not require refrigeration.)
- Cheese sticks (You can buy individually packaged sticks or cut your own. Be sure to cut them thicker.)
- Sandwich bread (Use your favorite bread, pita bread, lettuce wrap, protein bread, tortilla wrap, crackers. If using lettuce, wrap a wet paper towel around the lettuce and place in container within the insulated cold bag. This will help keep the lettuce crisp.)
- Meats (Quality deli meats, cold chicken wings, etc.)
- EATING OUT on vacation or at restaurant
- Know where you are going.
- Research the menu and call ahead.
- If you have dietary restrictions, be sure to research the restaurant or call the restaurant to learn your options.
- Bringing food in a restaurant is OK if you are a paying client. Sometimes you have someone in the family that can’t or won’t eat certain foods. Be sure that the majority of your party is eating at the restaurant.
- Give yourself permission to enjoy a treat meal, once a week.
- When on vacation, don’t eat a treat meal every meal. You can derail your goals.
- Watch out! Condiments and sauces can be the enemy when eating out. Get them on the side.
- Enjoy your meal. If you must rush through your meal or are on a time limit, don’t make that you’re treat meal.
When eating healthy on the go, be present. Savor your food, fellowship, and have FUN!!!
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