Eating only what is convenient can pack on the pounds quickly! There are restaurants that are adapting to healthy lifestyles but you still can’t completely trust the contents. You are better off having prepared snacks and meals to take with you. It is good to plan out your meals ahead of time so when it is time to eat your meal is ready and convenient. Also, make sure you pack meals that you like so you will not be tempted elsewhere.
Here are some meals and snacks that travel well:
Nuts – Good choices are raw almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, and macadamias
Chicken wraps: Chicken, spinach, red pepper and hummus
Tuna Packets: Low sodium tuna packet, brown rice, peas, and cooked onions mixed together with some Mrs. Dash seasoning OR Tuna salad with wheat crackers and add a green to the mix.
Protein powder pudding: Take 1-1.5 scoop of protein powder add a little water and stir into a pudding. I like to enjoy this with a rice cake.
QUEST Bars- These bars are great because they are made with natural ingredients and have very little sugar alcohol. It’s like having desert without the guilt.
Oats on the go:
Mix up 1/3 cup oats, 2 egg whites, 1/2 scoop of protein powder, dash of cinnamon, stevia packet, 1/8 tsp baking powder, raisins (optional)
Bake 350 for 15 minutes
Wrap in foil and store in a plastic baggie
Double recipe for multiple servings
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