eating and driving is one bad habbit that i try to avoid. It is not only really unsafe it also wrecks my diet cos at the end of the day it doesn't count as a 'real' meal and i end up consuming too many calories. in addition to the wonderful shopping tips, planning 10 mins for a meal ought to be priority.
3/26/2014 5:57:05 PM
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or many years I earned a living in construction, where I would often work 7 days a week 12 hours a day, out of town, living in a motel, rooming house, tent, or whatever. Most of the guys I worked with ate at restaurants; I usually went to grocery stores instead. And now at 59 I still have very good health while those who ate less healthy are either dead or close to it. There were other factors; they tended to spend time at bars while I was going to gyms and martial art schools...
I always carried a good spoon, fork, and paring knife wrapped up in a cloth napkin in my lunch box, and a can opener. Here are a few of my favorite grocery store and quick shop meals. Avocado; cut it in half and eat it with a spoon. Individual container of fat free yogurt. Peanut butter, eaten with a spoon out of the jar. Nuts and beef jerky, both available from quick shops. Fruit, whatever is in season (should have done the same with veggies). Lunchmeat sandwiches on whole grain bread. Canned olives and various veggies. V8, fruit juice, or milk, found even in quick shops. Salad bar and other buffets often had more or less healthy food too.
While none of this might seem ideal, it's infinitely healthier than whatever else you might find when you're on the road with not a lot of spare time.
2/24/2014 2:16:38 PM
The picture of the lady eating while driving shows a very un-safe driving scenario! It does not make sense to promote healthy eating while depicting dangerous driving.
I also invested in an all metal meat grinder for my Kitchen Aid. So I can buy my own skinless boneless poultry, and grind it. Same with buying grass fed pasture beef. Also lets me make my own super lean fresh sausage with ingredients of my choice. I grew up canning, freezing, butchering and home processing. Sanitation is everything when you home process. We trust commercial food processors, but if you read ingredients, they use so many preservatives to compensate for iffy processing. The amount of re-calls is very telling of our food safety.
If you are going to portion bulk foods at home, and it is a great money saving idea, be sure you used super cleaned containers and lids. There is no room for error if you are dividing a quart of yogurt or soft cheeses. And use them up quickly if you are not freezing. Using food ready freezer bags or zip seal sandwich bags for veggies and oats does not require sterilization. They come clean. Re-using your own containers, you should sterilize containers and lids. Even household dust contains bacteria that can cause spoilage. It is not difficult, just takes a few extra minutes. Veggies (whole heads of cauliflower or broccoli) can be broken or cut in to bite size, blanched, chilled, drained and packaged for single or family sized servings. Sometimes cheaper than bought frozen and sometimes not. Fresh veggies in season may be cheaper, so then freeze your own.
2/23/2014 11:53:47 AM
another possibility... use the ap "Our Groceries" (www.ourgroceries.com)... rather than forgetting the shopping list on the fridge it is always with you in your phone, and if 2 people are shopping in 2 different stores, they can cross things off as they buy them... or someone at home can add things while you are on the way to the store.
1/3/2014 2:56:01 PM
The picture which accompanies this article shows an activity we should all be striving to avoid: eating while driving.
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