Travel can easily lead to poor nutrition; finding a quality snack can be difficult. From unappetizing, fatty airport food to greasy-spoon fare, your trip could end with as many inches to your waistline as memories. However, with proper planning, you can make the most of your snacks for any trip with these helpful tips.
Comfort food is great…sometimes. The smells, textures and flavors can bring back great memories. Unfortunately, these old favorites don’t always reflect a healthy lifestyle. Often loaded with processed ingredients, excess dairy and meat products and a lack of vegetables, comfort foods remind us that there are reasons we should only indulge our cravings every once in a while.
We appreciate eating foods in their most natural state. So when it comes to adding whole grains into your daily diet, we vote yes! Unprocessed, whole grains are closest to the form in which they were naturally grown, as opposed to highly processed refined grains that are stripped of fiber and antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals.
Eating out for lunch can cost on average $10 a day, adding up to hundreds per year. Whether you are packing for yourself or for the entire family, creating money-saving lunches can be a simple way to add variety to your lunch without breaking the bank. With some simple planning and the right containers, you can have a perfect “brown bag” lunch every day.
Whether celebrating a special occasion, catching up with old friends, or relaxing after a long week at work, cocktails are often a part of social life. But they can be packed with calories and artificial sweeteners. Lucky for us, there are healthier natural options for a simple, skinny cocktail (or “mocktail,” if you prefer to go sans alcohol!).