10 Healthy Grab-and-Go Foods

You’re headed to parts unknown for a weekend road trip, and you realize that you have not packed a thing to eat. During the week, you have worked really hard to make good food choices that promote a healthy lifestyle. So why blow all of your hard work on the weekend?

Here are a few tips that might help you stay on track. Convenience stores really market themselves to SAD (standard American diet) followers, so you might stand out in the crowd looking for kale on the interstate. But, you can survive and eat well.

Ten Grab and Go Items to Stay Healthy

1. Fresh fruit is everywhere. Have an orange, apple, or banana for a refreshing snack.

2. Ready-made salads. They might not be your salad ideal, but they will be packed with fresh veggies. Just make certain to check the expiration date. For dressing, skip the packet of high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavoring, and head to the iced-tea area and snatch a few lemon wedges. Freshly squeezed lemon juice makes a great dressing.

3. If drive-thru is your thing, do not lose hope. Again, skip the burgers and fries, and order a salad. And fast food places always have lemon for your salad dressing.

4. Fast-food plain baked potatoes. Get a potato, and a salad. Top the potato with the salad. It will be super tasty. And that potato is satisfying and packed with Vitamin C!

5. If pizza is your thing, give this a try. Now, mind you, in the ideal plant-based pizza world, there would be a whole wheat crust. If that isn’t being offered, order a pizza “hold the cheese,” add broccoli, onions, peppers, olives, and any other veggies that will add color and texture, as well as taste, to this delicious pizza.

6. With frozen yogurt shoppes popping up everywhere, this might be a great place for a fun dessert. Hold the swirl of frozen stuff, even if its vegan, and opt for just the fresh fruit at the “fixings bar.” The vegan “screams” are loaded with sugar.

7. Skip the sodas. Did you know that on the “soda fountain machine” there is a white button that you can push for a nice glass of cool water? And on some of the newer machines, you can even find seltzer? Plus, it’s almost always free!

8. Maybe you are at a diner. There aren’t a lot of healthy options at most diners. But, a good alternative is an “A-L-T.” Avocado, lettuce and tomato sandwich. Ask to have your whole grain bread toasted, and use one piece of the avocado as “mayo.”

9. Need something crunchy? A few options might grab your attention. Low-fat potato chips might fit the bill, BUT, if they are made from “potato flour,” they generally contain unwelcome ingredients. So, stick with REAL potato chips that are low fat. Even better, just skip the chips and grab a carrot.

10. If numbers 1-9 don’t work, turn around, drive back home and run into the house and throw some veggies, hummus, low-salt pretzels, bottled water, and fresh fruit in a cooler.

Weekend getaways are always fun, and you may as well eat healthy foods so that you enjoy your excursion even more.

Happy trails!

Healthy by Default!

For Lasting Health: Change “Default” Eating Behavior the Easy Way

Jennifer Silverberg, owner of the popular Facebook page and healthy eating blog, Eat Yourself Well, has spent years inspiring others to make healthy lifestyle changes. As our guest today, she identifies the biggest barrier to change, and the key to breaking through the barrier and creating successful, stress-free long-term health.

“Our culture makes unhealthy decisions the easy, ‘default’ choice, virtually 24/7,” she says. “That means that most people, when they’re hungry, have to navigate around at least a dozen junk food opportunities before they get to a good choice. That is a tremendous strain on your willpower, at the times where you are most vulnerable. Food marketers take full advantage of this.”

Jennifer says that the key to successfully building new, healthy habits is deliberately creating a space where you make healthy habits the “default,” easy choices. “I like to think of it as an arms-reach life preserver floating around my clients, made up of real food choices that support their health,” she says.

This requires a little pre-planning and offers the following three top tips.

“Think of the places where you spend the most time, particularly the spots where you are when you become hungry, or bored: your desk, your bedroom, your car. Make sure that the easiest foods for you to get to in these places are the ones that you want yourself to choose.”

“If meals are a hassle, and you find yourself ‘making do’ with last-minute pizza delivery or similar, consider meal services that deliver fully-cooked, healthy meals to your home. For one to three weeks, put the ‘what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner’ choice in the hands of an expert. But don’t compromise with fake packaged foods, insist on real food beautifully prepared,” she says. She recommends services like Real Food Works, a healthy meal delivery service out of Philadelphia.

Use the marketer’s trick in reverse: Make it least convenient to get the foods you least want yourself to choose. Rather than making foods “off-limits” and thereby turning them into obsessions (yes, we’ve all done that), Jennifer recommends “leaving the ice cream at the grocery store, so it’s always a car ride away.” You may find yourself “settling up” for a little plain yogurt with some fruit instead.

Think about the 4-6 “life preserver” changes you can make this week, to make healthy eating easier than making poor choices. Let us know what changes made the biggest difference, in the comments below.

Jennifer Silverberg, Eat Yourself Well

Jennifer has over 20 years experience as a Marketing executive, consultant and entrepreneur across multiple industries including adult and child nutrition, packaged foods, and much more. Her experience has given her unique insights into the methods used by food marketers and other influencers to erode the very meaning of the word “food” … resulting in blind consumer acceptance of what constitutes an “acceptable,” or “normal” diet, and “acceptable” or “normal” health. Today, she turns those principles on their heads to help clients regain vibrant health as easily and naturally as they once gained weight. Jennifer’s dream: If you beloved this article and you simply would like to get more info pertaining to buy Deca Durabolin generously visit our web-page.