Monday, May 8, 2017

Travel Snacks: 20-1-7 Challenge Week #19

Dr. Grimes' 20-1-7 CHALLENGE: 
  • For the first TWENTY weeks of this year,
  • Pick ONE healthy change every Sunday, and
  • Commit to that change for SEVEN days.
Travel Snacks: 20-1-7 Challenge Week #19

At home and work, I have a well-established routine for bringing healthy snacks. I always take a thinly sliced apple and a single serving-size of peanut butter or a handful of nuts. However, when I travel...the lure of french fries and Coke will create a force field that sucks my car right in to that drive through (with a long list of rationalizations why I "deserve" this treat.) And honestly, I have no problem with the occasional fast food, but our family tends to have LONG driving trips, and relying on fast food for multiple feedings over several days does our bodies/brains/stomachs no favors.

So- this week, I fly across the country to help our college daughter drive the 1200+ miles back home. My challenge is to make our FIRST food stop be a grocery store- where I stock our car with some nutritious body fuel and bottled water. Yes, we will still enjoy some Culver's delicacies on the drive, but my challenge is to make that the exception, not the default.  

Side note- this summer, especially if you are headed out on a family driving vacation, start your trip with handy healthy snacks in single serving sizes. Our favorites include baby carrots (& single serving hummus),  apples, raisins, nuts*, Luna bars and pretzels. Nothing that melts, nothing that can be "squished"...and we try to limit choking hazards.

BOTTOM LINE: Traveling or not, try taking healthy snacks WITH you to reduce the siren call of fast food!

20-1-7 Challenge Week #1: COLOR

20-1-7 Challenge Week #2: Veggie Spiralizer

20-1-7 Challenge Week #3: Medication Dispenser

20-1-7 Challenge Week #4: Meditation

20-1-7 Challenge Week #5: WATER

20-1-7 Challenge Week #6: Exercise BOOST

20-1-7 Challenge Week #7: FLOSS

20-1-7 Challenge Week #8: ZZZ 

20-1-7 Challenge Week #9: RESIST

20-1-7 Challenge Week #10: No W(h)ining

20-1-7 Challenge Week #11: YOGA 

20-1-7 Challenge Week #12: CLUTTER CONTROL

20-1-7 Challenge Week #14: Hide It 

20-1-7 Challenge Week #15: Nuke It   

20-1-7 Challenge Week #16: Old School Keyboarding 

20-1-7 Challenge Week #17: Candy Day 

20-1-7 Challenge Week #18: Eye "Floss" Feedback: Lid scrubs are so simple to add to your shower routine! Not sure if I can credit the lid scrubs or a change in pollen, but my eyes have been less irritated every day. 

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