Working in a job that requires lots of travel can be a struggle. There are so many convenience restaurants and stores all around. Most stores do not have items that fit in my plan so what do I do?
The simple answer – I have to be prepared. At times I can find better choices at convenience stops but in addition to it being a struggle it can be hard on the wallet. On average even I used to purchase my lunch on the go I would spend from 10-15 dollars. That mean on an average week I used to spend 50-75 dollars on lunch – JUST FOR ME. That is absurd. Now I spend between 35-115 dollars a week for items for my entire family depending upon what I have in my stock.
I now pack on the go snacks in my bags – most prepared at home and some convenience foods from my local grocery store.
Every week I also portion out cottage cheese which is a good source of protein and low calorie.
The amazing thing about making healthy choices is that my children see it and they make similar choices.
Here’s to another week.