Pack A Cooler To Bring Everywhere: No Ice Pack Required! :)
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If you want to avoid the fast-food, convenience store grabs AND set yourself up for longer-term health and success, I PROMISE if you try this for even a week you'll be glad you did!!! And the best news, ice pack not required - mix & match the following for a carb/protein combo based on what you like: dried fruit, h20, sardines, gf crackers with peanut butter, raisins, apples, bananas, organic cereal bars, kale chips, walnuts, brazil nuts, unsw apple sauce, ginger snaps and so much more!
I usually reserve Sunday afternoons after church to prepare and organize my cooler snacks - most peaceful day in our house of the week for sure. The kids help sometimes too and are (slowly) opening up possibilities to try new, healthy cooler foods each week.
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When I'm out running errands and won't be home for lunch; I avoid the fast food drive through by packing a healthy meal (sandwich or salad ) in an ice filled cooler which I keep in the trunk of the car. That way I'm not tempted by french fries or chocolate shakes.
The reusable ice packs work great for this.
Bring along a 6-pack cooler of drinks on day trips
When traveling around town for the day, my husband and I bring a 6-pack cooler of drinks so that we do not have to spend double or triple the money to buy individual drinks along the way. If you had a larger group, you could pack a bit larger a cooler.
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