Food Prep Failed? (3 on-the-go ideas)
Let’s face it, we all have the right intentions but sometimes our actions don’t line up all the way.
Take for instances meal planning….(GULP)
You know that failing to plan is planning to fail, so what now?
Today I’m going to give you 3 easy meal ideas on-the-go to keep you on track.
Option #1- Chipolte Bowl
Skip the taco or burrito. You’ll get more food by doing the bowl, less carbs and more yummy fillings. By following the tips below you’ll get 2 high protein/moderate carb meals for the price of 1 that are 100% healthy and delicious!
Do: ask for double meat. Include rice, beans and your favorite veggies
Don’t: add cheese or sour cream if possible (or ask for ‘just a little’)
Option #2- Wawa chicken caesar or turkey BLT salad
Both of these salads contain over 30 grams of protein and around 10 grams of fat without any added carbs.
Do: add a low fat, no sugar added dressing
Don’t: add a creamy caesar or sugar filled dressing
Option #3- Grilled chicken wrap, burger and fries or breakfast
Go to any mom & pop diner and you are sure to have more control over how your food is cooked and what you’re eating. Plus most of the time you can turn that one meal into two (a meal and a snack) by eating the proper portion sizes and taking home leftovers.
Grilled chicken wrap
Do: eat grilled
Don’t: no fried meats
Burger and fries
Do: enjoy some french fries
Don’t: eat the bun
Breakfast for lunch
Do: eat the eggs, canadian bacon (and a little bacon is okay), pick one carb- either potatoes, toast, oatmeal (not all 3!)
Don’t: load up on all the carbs (biscuit, pancakes, french toast, etc)
Don’t compound your mistakes!
Just because you forgot or didn’t have time to prep your meals this week, don’t give up on yourself.
Learn from your mistakes and course correct your future.
Each meal idea I gave you above is around $5 per serving and keeps you on track with your goals.
You can easily spend $5-8 on a ‘value meal’ at a fast food restaurant and spend the rest of the afternoon feeling tired, sluggish and craving more junk food later on tonight!
I hope this helps. You can do it. The choice is yours!
Committed to your fitness success,
Derek Kuryliw, your fitness Yoda 🙂