When you’re on the go, whether you work on the road for a living or you’re just always going from one place to another, it can be hard to create homemade meals. If you’re not at home you can’t cook at home.
Not everyone has the luxury to have time to make a home-cooked meal, and not everyone has someone at home to cook for them either. If you have to eat out that doesn’t mean you have to make poor choices. You don’t have to eat a greasy hamburger when there are salads or grilled chicken available.
Buy Microwave Meals
If you work at an office and need to take a meal along, you can purchase healthy microwave meals. You could also bring leftovers from home if you made something at home that week. It’s pretty quick and easy to rewarm stuff.
Even if you eat out at a restaurant you can end up with food to nuke at work the next day. In fact, if you eat out you should have leftovers since most restaurants serve portions that are far larger than one person needs to be eating.
Make Portable Snacks
You don’t have to eat something hot, or warm, in order to call it a meal. You can take fresh raw snacks to eat throughout the day. In fact, many people working on losing weight, getting healthy, and getting a better relationship with food will often it a few smaller meals throughout the day, kind of grazing all day.
Portable snacks that you can even eat when you are driving down the road are a good idea. You could buy some healthy snacks, like granola bars. You could dice up some fruits and veggies to take along with you. Or, you could make a trail mix.
Make Wiser Choices
Whether it’s fast food or a sit-down restaurant, be smarter about the food that you order and how much you actually eat. If you’re eating with another person, consider splitting a meal. This will help you both get servings that are closer to the proper size.
If you’re eating alone, only eat half or a third of your meal and take the rest home with you to eat for another meal later on that day or the next. Also, make sure you order healthy options. Fish is healthier than a burger or a steak, but fried fish is less healthy. Picked grilled foods, lean meats. Have a salad if all else fails!
You can eat healthy on the go. You can be healthy eating out. You just need to be making the right choices when it comes to the foods you order and how much you eat.