Introduction I. How many of you want to be healthy? How many of you find it a challenge to eat healthy because you are always running somewhere such as from work to school or from school to another activity? Most of us are. II. Today we will discuss ways you can incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle even if you are always on the go. III. Packing a lunch, choosing restaurants wisely, and keeping nutritious snacks on hand are a just a few of the ways you can still manage to eat something decent while maintaining a hectic pace. Transition: Let’s start off with reasons why you should pack your lunch. ) Body I. Want healthy choices, pack your lunch A. Usually less expensive than eating out B. Can choose healthier options than if eating out C. Many convenient options available 1. Pre-cooked, pre-cut chicken, turkey, etc. 2. Fruit cups, apple sauce, etc. 3. Pre-cut veggies D. Microwaveable frozen healthy dinners are another option 1. Lean Cuisine 2. Healthy Choice E. Can prepare the night before for convenience so easy to eat healthy II. Choose wisely if eating out A.
Many restaurants (both fast-food and others) incorporate healthier choices into their menus 1. Salads 2. Baked or grilled entrees 3. Low-carb options 4. Fruits and yogurts B. You can make choices that are healthier 1. Ask them to hold the mayo and other fattening sauces 2. Choose broiled or grilled instead of fried 3. Leave off the French-fries C. Some restaurants geared toward healthy eating 1. Subway 2. Robeks III. Keep healthy snacks easily accessible to keep off hunger A. Fruit B. Yogurt smoothies (also a good breakfast on the go)
C. Whole grain cereal bars D. Water – lots of it Conclusion I. Today we have looked at various options for eating healthy on the go. II. We have learned how packing a lunch, choosing a restaurant and entree wisely, and keeping nutritious snacks on hand can all contribute to better eating habits even with a busy lifestyle. III. So the next time you think about heading to the drive-through to order that burger and fries consider this: with just a little planning you can enjoy a meal that’s delicious and healthy so that you don’t end up super-sized.