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The Busy Woman's Guide to Eating Right

Too Busy to Eat Healthy? Not with These Strategies!

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Applebee's: If you're in a hurry, Applebee's offers "carside-to-go" ordering where you call ahead and they bring your order straight to your car. They also offer an under 550-calories Weight-Watchers menu that includes choices like steak and shrimp or chicken and portobello mushrooms. Calories range from 300 to 490 (not including sides which can take the calories up to 550). All entrees range from 22 to 56 grams of protein and 3-6 grams of fiber.

Grocery Store Salad Bar: Fill small containers with pre-chopped salad toppings. Grab a bag of greens and a bottle of vinaigrette. When you get home, invite everyone to a fun salad bar at the dinner table!
What are your go-to healthy meal ideas when you're in a hurry?
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Megan Lane Patrick has been a professional writer and editor for the past 16 years, and was a chronic dieter for at least 30. A combination of weight-loss surgery, mindful eating and daily exercise finally allowed her to maintain a weight loss of more than 100 pounds. When she's not lifting weights at the gym, you can find her walking shelter dogs as a volunteer for the SPCA.

Member Comments

    The egg white sandwich from Subway is a joke, they have little circles of egg white laying around, yucky. Get the McMuffin, you will feel better all day because you actually ARE something!! - 4/6/2016 6:59:13 AM
  • I we want to be healthy we should not bet to busy to plan . - 6/8/2015 8:06:07 PM
  • best thing plan plan and eat smart some of us don't have Red lobster or want to spend that money - 6/8/2015 8:04:32 PM
  • The Friday's meal choice is like half my daily calories. :( - 6/8/2015 9:38:23 AM
  • The Starbucks Spinach & Feta Wrap has been a go-to for me when I'm on the go. The nutrient profile really works for me too! I find it tasty and satisfying. - 6/8/2015 1:21:12 AM
  • So many great tips! I am seriously going to try to limit my red meat as suggested - a BIG step for me! I love fish, especially WILD salmon. Thanks for a fine article. - 6/7/2012 7:02:40 AM
  • When fish is on sale I stock up. I then vacum pack the fish that is not going to be eaten that day. Some of the frozen fish in our local supermarkets is from China. I avoid that frozen fish that is sold in a bag. You never know what their standards are compare to ours And how old the fish is..As for as clean up so you don't have a fishy smell in your kitchen, lemon juice or tooth paste, a little on your hands with get rid of the smell. This come from a long time fisherman. Enjoy your seafood. - 2/16/2012 7:42:13 AM
  • Regarding seafood, yes, it's expensive but I usually stock up when it's on sale. I know fresh is always better but that's not always an option. Plus, I get so bored of eating chicken and turkey. However, seafood doesn't stink up the house! If your fish is smelly, there's something wrong with it. - 2/14/2012 11:31:20 AM

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