December 6th, 2010
by Nicki Gauthier
Dani Spies was on the WWW podcast to share tips that Wild Web Women on the go can do to eat healthy. Be sure to listen to the show to hear Dani Spies discuss what we can do to eat healthy and nourish ourselves.
Eat before you go
Eat a filling and nutritious meal before you leave the house. Best way to set your self up for success is not to run out the door hungry! Fill up with a satisfying meal before you go and you are at least good for a few hours.
Where are you going? What are your options? Are there healthy choices available?
Ask friends, colleagues, etc if they know any good places for a healthy meal in the area. The key is to think these things out before you find yourself with a growling tummy @ lunchtime ready to eat the first thing that comes your way!
It’s always good to have a back up plan and having s handful of nutritious snacks will at the very least buy you a little extra time. Nut butter sandwiches, trail mix, fruit, Greek yogurt, & almonds are all super easy, super nutritious go-to snacks for women on the go.
Don’t forget the grocery store
Lots of people look for restaurants and to-go joints when it’s mealtime on the go but tend to over look a good old fashion grocery store. Many grocery stores make sandwiches and have salad and soup bars and all grocery stores have tons of fresh fruit, veggies, yogurt, cereals, and deli departments. You’re chances of finding fresh food at a grocery store is a lot better than it would be at a fast food joint.
Dani’s go-to fave’s are:
• Oatmeal with walnuts, cinnamon, & bananas (2 minutes in the microwave and it’s done!)
• Whole grain toast with nut butter
• Apple or pear and a handful of almonds
• Hummus on whole grain crackers or with fresh cut veggies
• Turkey sandwich
• Greek yogurt with fresh fruit
• Cereal with low fat milk, fruit and nuts
• Canned salmon mixed with some celery Greek yogurt on crackers
• Dark chocolate covered almonds (to satisfy that sweet tooth)
• Low fat latte (almost always available on the go!)
- Processed Soy products are not as nutritious as you may think they are! Here is the link to the post if you want a little review: http://www.danispies.com/foodforthought/food_facts/soy_-_the_whole_story.php
- Dietary cholesterol does not affect cholesterol in the body! If you want to keep your cholesterol in a healthy range eat more healthy fats (i.e. olive oil, nuts, avocados, fish) and avoid processed grains, sugars, and oils. It is the processed grains, sugars, and oils that will raise unhealthy cholesterol oils.
- So what does this mean? Enjoy your shrimp, egg yolks, and calamari and healthy fats while avoid foods like white rice, hydrogenated oils, and white sugar and bread in order