So I get a lot of questions about the 21 Day Fix - the plan that gives you colored containers & limits to how many containers of each one you can have a day & one of the questions that always comes up is "Can you eat out?" ... of course you can.
& for me, being a vegetarian, you'd think it would limit my options even more. Nope.
& first, I do want to say that life is busy & I get its not always easy to bring your lunch, but of course, you are going to have healthier options & more control over your calories if you brown bag it. But for those days where you forget your lunch, or want to just get out of the office for fresh air (me, every day) then if you are watching your food or following a meal plan using the 21 Day Fix containers, you are not left out to dry.
Here's some of the places that you will find me eating lunch at... & I know a lot of you know these already, but sometimes its just good to have a list in front of you. I know for me, I keep a list of options in front of me at work so I can decide ahead of the game where I'm going to eat for the day / week. Planning ahead is a huge part in healthy decisions!
I am so happy that McDonalds has changed where you can get breakfast all day long. For me, I am snagging up on Egg McMuffin's all day long - I just ask for it without the Canadian Bacon. & the egg is great protein which keeps me pretty full for a good long while.
Thank you Burger King for offering a Veggie Burger. I know some people don't really care for a veggie burger - I think they are delicious. Probably an acquired taste. I know the Hubs didn't care for them at first, but now, he eats them happily. Again, good protein, you get some veggies on this. I do ask for it without mayo though & some times I'll even take the top of the bun off & just eat the bottom piece of bread. Save calories any where you can, right? & yes, that is the same veggie burger by Morning Star you can find in your freezer section at the grocery. I'll actually buy some of those & take to work & leave in the freezer.
|Minus the meat please
They also have a Fresco Menu that they don't advertise as much but it a healthier option where they take some of the cheese off & add in lots of a pico de gallo sort of mix.
I'll get their Bean Burrito as well as another option.
Confession - I would eat Jimmy John's sandwiches every day if I didn't have any problem with weight. That bread. Oh my word. Amazingly delicious. But carbs hate me. So I go with the #6 Veggie Unwich without Mayo. I do keep the avocado because I'm not afraid of healthy fats. No siree. Give me all the avocado.
& if you have great restraint, the Thinny Chips are the best chips ever in my opinion - but of course, potato chips are never great for you so if you can eat half the bag, then go for it. Take a buddy & share.
You know you can get a Salad there without the shell... & load that baby up with the fajita veggie toppings. Oh yes you can. I actually use salsa as the dressing too which is fabulous & perfect for the mexican salad taste. Add in some black beans & a little bit of rice if you want & viola - a healthy lunch!
Well, DUH on this one, right? Subway is probably my most frequent visited lunch places, as you can imagine. & thank goodness they started the reward points because I've earned so far like 6 full free meals - drinks, chips, sandwich - the full thing. I keep my Subway card cranking.
But of course, there is a veggie sub, but my favorite is again, another veggie patty - but I actually like it on Flatbread -& they now have wheat flatbread which is super yummy. Load up those veggies.
I've even gotten a salad with the veggie patty added on there for some 'meat' to the salad.
& I stick with mustard or honey mustard for a dressing.
It is funny because I can't tell you how many times I have ordered the veggie patty & someone either in front of me or behind me turns & asks, "What is that?" ... its not something you see every day.
I'm still needing to try their egg sandwiches for lunch since it looks like they have taken the route of McDonalds & serve breakfast sandwiches all day long.
& Subway now also carries a Tomato soup that is only 140 calories for a cup. It's really good & I was downing that when it was cold all winter long.
TIP: I usually like to keep carrot sticks with me every day to take to work - it works as a great side to the veggie sandwiches - sort of a cop-out french fry.
So see, you can eat out for lunch with a healthy life style.
... & if anyone is doing the 21 Day fix or the container system & wants to know the breakdown of any of these, feel free to ask me about a certain one - I'll be happy to talk to you about it.
Day 12-17 / 56
*Push ups are getting stronger
* I rubbed my arm for an itch & actually felt a muscle! I made Ricky come confirm
* Actually am thinking of ordering a chin up bar assist. Using a chin up bar is something I NEVER thought I would ever use.
* I miss running... but man, my knee has been aching lately
* I freaked out at a weight gain this week, but love my Chiseled Knitter partner talked me off the ledge & reminded me of my own post I did last week that you sometimes have to gain to loose.
Pressing On to another week!!!