That adds up to a major time commitment in the car and that means planning, packing, and making my program and healthy lifestyle portable.
A week ago I went to NYC, although you are not supposed to fly with packaged foods, I did pack all my snacks in my carry on and no one had a problem with it. I also packed snacks and anytime bars, and cereal in my luggage. All went through customs with no problems. I also went to the airline's website and they had their entire meal on the site, so it was easy deciding what to order. However they did not have the veggie wrap I wanted, so pick a plan, and a backup plan!
I spend quite a bit of time on the computer looking up restaurants and planning what I will order before I get there. That way I have some plan of action.
My stand by food out is a broth based soup and salad. I have a tendency to eat at the same restaurants so I thought I would share some of my strategies. I am coming up to halfway goal on my plan so I will have more momo's to deal with. Although I do eat out often and have since I started the plan.
I love the restaurant "Earls" and they have a great sushi appetizer that I order as a meal. If they have their mulegatawny soup on special I will order that instead. I have also ordered their spicy mini taco appetizer as a lunch and it is great, although not that filling.
Subway has a great salad option and I order a veggie salad with all the veggies, except pickles, even the hot peppers, and top it with thier house dressing.
Wendy's has a great baked potato that you can top with salsa it is very filling!!
I always order the plain hamburger at McDonalds and the yogurt with granola
Tim Horton's has a great strawberry yogurt parfait that I will order in a pinch if I haven't had breakfast.
I also pack food in my vehicle. I keep a small cooler with the following: Any time bars/Jenny snacks/extra meals that don't need to be refridgerated, fruit cups, bottled water, and diet pepsi. This saves me when things don't go according to plan, or I have to stay over unexpectedly.
I also carry an exta anytime bar and snack bar in my purse at all times.
I bought the cutest little package at an Asian variety gift store, it was chopsticks to go with a little spoon and fork. They are so little and handy I keep them in my lunch box. I also keep a little package of clean up wipes, and a chapstick in my lunchbox.
I also eat in places that I can heat up my food. So University campuses and College campuses often have big eating areas with a variety of restaurants and have microwaves in the open that you can use.
Most of the places I work have a lunch room and I utilize the microwave there too.
Of course a variety of veggies to go work well, Carrots, peas, but I also like but broccoli, turnip, cucumber, and peppers. I don't use dressing, but Jenny dressings are nice a portable.
As I was making my lunch I remembered a couple of other things. I always make my jello in a container with a lid, that way I can take it with me.
I also have an amazing salad container that I bought at winners. It has a lid that has an ice pack in it and I just throw it in the freezer. It also has a place that you can put your dressing into, so that you can add it just before you eat it so that your salad isn't soggy, just turn the dial! I found the website on the bottom of the container www.fit-fresh.com
I also make a big batch of veggies soup that I portion right away, so they are portable.
If you have any tips that save you on the go I would love to hear about them too!!