If you’re like the majority of people, you’re always out and about running errands, commuting to work, taking the kids to practice, getting groceries, etc. Such a hectic schedule lends itself to crappy eating, and possibly sabotaging your new lifestyle completely.
I don’t want this to happen to you. Some people never get back on track. Therefore, I want to provide you with the tips and tricks I have learned for keeping up with a Grain-Free lifestyle in the midst of a busy life.
5 Ways To Eat Grain Free On The Go!
Always, always, always keep Grain-Free friendly snacks in the car or in your purse. I recommend things like a bag of nuts or seeds, Lara Bars, prechopped vegetables and fruit salad.
If you don’t have anything on you at the time the hunger hits, you can visit a grocery store with a fresh foods section (Hello, Whole Foods), and grab a healthy salad, a bag of trail mix, etc.
If you forgot to bring snacks with you and you cannot make it to a grocery store, you can visit a fast-food restaurant if you need to. If you must do this, order a salad with just veggies, protein and a healthy fat (if they have it). For example, you could order a side salad from Wendy’s and a grilled chicken sandwich without the bun or sauce. At Subway, you can order a salad with protein and a side of avocado. I recommend skipping the dressing at fast food restaurants, or asking for olive oil, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
For sit-down restaurants, what you order will depend on what type of restaurant you’re visiting. Here are some examples of meals:
- Bar & Grille: a turkey burger without the bun or sauce and a side salad with boiled eggs and no premade dressing; a chicken sandwich without the bun or sauce with a baked sweet potato with coconut oil on the side; or, just a healthy salad loaded with veggies is great too.
- Breakfast joints: Eggs, eggs and more eggs with some veggies; a large fruit cup would be a nice snack
- Chinese: Grilled veggies and seafood/veggie combos
- Mexican: Naked beef or chicken fajitas, loaded with veggies and a side of guacamole
- Italian: Stick with a bare salad with your choice of protein on top
- Steakhouses: Fill up on the steak and veggies and a sweet potato; if you’re feeling dessert, opt for a fruit cup
- Deli: Any type of salad with protein; a protein-filled lettuce wrap
If you’re searching for snacks for your busy life, here are some of my favorites
Finally, I just want to mention – it’s so important not to over-complicate this lifestyle. If you do this, you will stress yourself out and will take the enjoyment of the process of becoming healthier. It’s a process so just do your best with it and remember – every little step in the right direction, no matter how small, is still a step towards optimal health and your best self.
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