We live in a fast paced world and our lives often times feel as if they’re going a million miles an hour. It’s so tough as the organizer of our children’s worlds to remember basic things sometimes for ourselves…like eating! I try my very best to try and pack snacks and lunches for myself when I know I will be out and about for parts of the day, but let’s face it, sometimes it just doesn’t happen 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ I want to share with y’all some of my top go-to healthy choices when I’m away from home but don’t want to ruin all my hard work in the gym!
• I like to find things that fill me up but don’t take a ton of effort to eat. One way that I do this is with the Perfect Bar. They are packed with superfoods, whole food protein, and are certified non-gmo and organic! You can buy them in bulk, but when you’re out and need a go-to easy snack or small meal, most Starbucks locations carry these in their refrigerated snack section. I grab this and a coffee and I’m good to go! Here’s the link if you’d like to check them out for yourself: https://shop.perfectbar.com/products/dark-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-with-sea-salt?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH8jPIrV5c8FEqnSgVfFj22Ctlz_-rM4YhC6JUKwj4609PiRWtmkBYsaArH7EALw_wcB&utm_medium=pla&utm_source=google&utm_term=dccpbss
• When it doubt, drink it out! That was so cheesy, whatever it rhymed lol. I really enjoy drinking my calories. I know, I’m weird. But as a busy momma, sometimes sipping on a smoothie is so much easier than sitting to eat a meal. https://www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=tropical%20smoothie&utm_campaign=Brand%20Top%20Performers&gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH8n8CdcWYxGLDOA0NMnjxJ4yGpzG38IlQZyyLb3ij-8AHiXULHz2Q4aAkrbEALw_wcB Tropical Smoothie cafe offers so many healthy options for super filling smoothies and they have something for just about any taste buds! I personally love the Peanut Butter Cup smoothie and the Blimey Limey smoothie myself. Their app has a restaurant locator if you’re not sure of your nearest location and if you use their loyalty points program, you can earn points towards free smoothies!
• Play place staple! Any mom knows, the holy grail of restaurants is Chick-fil-A. Their food is far better quality than most other fast food and their play place 👏👏👏 It saves my life on hot, summer days when it’s just too much to be outside. But let’s be real, grabbing a number 1 with a side of fries is a recipe for an upset tummy and disappointment later. My go-to at Chick-fil-A is an order of grilled nuggets with a side salad. I put the nuggets on top of the side salad and top with 1/3 a packet of avocado ranch and a packet of buffalo sauce. I usually either get a bottled water or a diet lemonade there.
• International delight! Sometimes you want a little something different that has a ton of flavor. My favorite for this is Zoe’s Kitchen! https://zoeskitchen.com has so many options for healthy eating! But it’s not bland and sad, it is FULL of flavor and yumminess! I love the Live Med Salad and hummus with cucumbers! They have lots of kiddo friendly options as well. Definitely a win in my book!
Basically I’m saying it’s not easy all the time to eat out and not destroy your healthy eating plans, but it’s not impossible either! Live by the 80/20 rule, give yourself grace, and look for healthy options when you can! Being a fit momma takes work, but it’s so worth it to be healthy and happy for you and your kiddos 💪💪💪