Pack your Igloo first thing in the morning and make the rule that you will only eat from your cooler, (and don’t forget to drink plenty of water!)
Hard boiled eggs (4-5 egg whites + 1 yolk = 1 protein portion), low-fat cottage cheese, small vanilla yogurt (Activia is my favorite!)
Whole wheat tortilla wrap with lean ham, lettuce and mustard, whole wheat English muffin with fat free honey mustard
Raw carrot chips and low fat Triscuits (7-10 crackers = 1 carb portion)
Sweet and Spicy tuna pack and Mott’s natural berry apple sauce
Venison burger over low fat salad (inside round container) and don’t forget your disposable utensils, napkins, salt and pepper and, of course, WATER!
6 Meals all in 1 place: M1: EAS Shake w/apple sauce, M2: Egg whites and Carrot chips, M3: Cottage cheese and yogurt, M4: Turkey on English muffin, M5: Lean ham wrap, M6: Spicy Tuna and Triscuits, PLUS a bonus meal in case I’m still hungry, venison burger and salad!
GRAHAM CRACKERS make the perfect go-anywhere carbohydrate. They are low in fat (choose the reduced fat version) and high in fiber. Add a good quality, clean protein like low fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt or a ready-to-drink protein shake and you have the perfect meal! TIP: Divide crackers into sandwich bags, (2-3 sheets makes on portion) then return to the box for easy portion control and quick packing!
Always Keep plenty of small, portion control plastic containers on hand. Never put food away in large containers. By getting in the habit of portioning out proteins, carbs and vegetables, you can mix and match when packing your cooler every morning!
Packing a cooler and taking it everywhere you go is critical to eating purposefully and intentionally. This is the key to life-long, fitness success. Remember, 80-90% of your visible results is determined by how you eat!
When preparing an authorized meal, always cook more than you need (it takes just as much time to cook 2 chicken breasts as it does to cook 6!) and always store meals in separate containers of proteins and carbs. This will allow you to mix and match your food for more variety!