I use the Quaker Oats (Old Fashioned) but you can also use the quick oats. I forgot to mention that you would need to let it sit for about 5 minutes before you bake it at 425 for 7 minutes. I also use the parchment paper for ease in removal. I have quite a few meetings in the afternoon and it is perfect.
I made a wonderful snack yesterday (Type B - mid afternoon snack). A Quick Oatmeal Cookie (1/4 oatmeal, 2 egg whites, cinnamon, splenda, and 1 tbsp vanilla). You can use Maple for a pancake taste. I downloaded it from the Provida site (made a small change). It makes 4 or 2 large cookies and is perfect for a quick snack. I am trying to find a similar type of quick snack that involves fruit and protein.
I have the magic bullet and make smoothies for my snacks. I use alot of ice in them and that seems to keep cold. I also make sure I place things in a travel cooler. To help with the expense of not buying water-I have even packed ice in freezer bags and put them in my cooler-it helps to keep things cold and I can just pour the ice and water in my water bottle. I hope that this helps.
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I am a body type B... still waiting for my kit to arrive to read through all that, but I got Michael Thurmond's "6-Day Body Makeover" book from the library today, and it looks like that has more meal plan information than his 12-day book... so I'll be reading tonight! Good thing it's a hardcover... they're much easier to prop up on the elliptical to read as I exercise!
depends on what body type you are as to what you can have at various meals. I pre-package everything in "serving" sizes, so I can just grab and go. I guess you're talking more about just a meal or 2 on the run, as opposed to days and days without refrigeration? Most proteins will travel OK for small periods of time without refrigeration - can't tell you how much chicken and turkey that I've eaten at room temperature! Brown rice is good as a carb at room temperature. I've made the Chocolate Muffins from the RE, they're OK, but not as chocolate-y or muffin-y as they sound. Not sure about the pop-top salmon or chicken breast, you'd have to read the list of ingredients on the label. If it has salt or sodium (even sea salt), it's not on plan. I'd also rather doubt that the egg drop soup is prepared without salt.
If you can have fruit, baby food is passable, too. Stage 3 bananas are the right proportion, and is on plan, too.
A great place to check would perhaps be the food services thread in New Body U. I think almost every semester they have a dorm that does something with "portable food".
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Novel ideas for this is something I would also like.
I do take hard boiled eggs,peeled, and fruit. A pull top sardine can (ugh) and fruit also work. Have a napkin handy. Well, is the packets of smoked salmon on plan? (salty) One of these cut into two servings is also easy. A pop top can of chicken breast is also possible, I hope. I am an "A" type so I have grapefruit also, even in a car this is sometimes difficult but try to stay on "pop" if at all possible. Sometimes I go into drive in chinese and order egg drop soup. If any of these are not on plan let me know. If I am organized I take thermos of homemade soup. Fresh blueberries, strawberries are really a treat too.
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I go to the race track every other weekend, my husband is a driver at our local track. I don't have access to microwave and fridge while there. I do pack a little cooler. My goal is not to have concession stand foods which are way way way off plan and would cause me to gain weight. If I am not in the mood for cool meat(I don't like eggwhites) Sometimes I do opt for more of a living lean day, maintain for the day by choosing a higher letter protien. I usually choose almonds. Almonds travel well, a higher letter protien then what is on my reduction plan but doesn't cause a gain on that day. I bring fresh fruit. For veggies I pack some sliced cucumber that I have soaking in rice vinegar. For a carb sometimes I bring the onplan granola recipe or replace it with a banana for that one day.
For a reduction phase cooler pack, I pack my breakfast muffin for my dinner which is protien and carb in one, and then have my cucumbers for my veggie.
I have heard some people say that they do like a hard boiled eggwhite with the on plan salsa recipe or some even soak that in rice vinegar for on the road protien. Not for me, but many people do like it.
Hi all! I'd like to see some suggestions for snacks you can take along when you'll be away from refrigeration, microwave, etc., for mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, for those days when I'm out running errands.
My favorite "Snack" to bring to work is a steam-fresh microwave bag of broccoli, and chicken breast & about 1/2 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar in a large, resealable bowl. I steam the broccoli in the microwave, then add it to the chicken/vinegar in the bowl and shake to mix it all up. Yum!
Unfortunately, such a mix isn't possible when I'm sitting in a doctor's office waiting room, or taking a break in my car between stores on a shopping trip!
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