It’s that time again – what I ate Wednesday!
I was literally in my car for 8 hours today – I had a meeting 4 hours away – which I left my house at 4:15 a.m. to get to, then turned around and drove home. Even with these traveling challenges, you will see from my meals today that you CAN eat healthy while on the road – see my post from April 7th.
The key to these meals is that I made them the night before and had them packaged and ready to go in the morning. For breakfast, I had an egg white scramble, which included 4 egg whites, portobello mushrooms, zucchini, sweet baby bell peppers, and avocado, with reduced sugar ketchup on the side (which I spilled on my shirt).
I swear I did not plan this, but I was at my meeting and for lunch they served… Panera! I promise I do not eat Panera daily, or even weekly! I had the turkey sandwich on whole grain bread again and a side Greek salad.
For dessert I had one of these perfect little guys! A dark chocolate Dove square - yummy!
On my way home, since it was 4 hours since I had eaten lunch, I ate leftovers from dinner the night before, which included 93% fat-free ground turkey, mushrooms, onions, carrots, bell peppers, and tomatoes, on a bed of zucchini noodles and spaghetti sauce. And another Dove chocolate for dessert :)
When I finally arrived home, I HAD to move, so I went for a long run, then took our dog, Belle, for a walk. I am never really hungry after running, so I decided a snack was going to be it for the night. I enjoyed a large apple with a couple tablespoons of the Smuckers natural peanut butter.
As you can see, you can eat healthy while on the move! You just have to give it a little extra time the night before to plan, cook, and package your meals for the following day. Again, this was another day of well over the “impeccable” 1,200 calorie diet! What a bunch of BS!
Allison Tropf, MS, RD, CSSD
Allison is a Sports Dietitian in Michigan. She enjoys helping others reach their nutrition and fitness goals through reliable and trustworthy recommendations.
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