Tomorrow I leave for a visit with my mom, sister, and new nephew. It is a six hour drive and each mile that passes I know there will be the temptation to stop for a burger or something else unhealthy. This will be my first real challenge with
food since I have joined Weight Watchers.
I decided to take control of the situation and I went out and bought snacks for the car ride. I bought bananas, carrots, pretzel crisps, mandarin oranges, and strawberries. I love to snack. I wanted to pick options that were low in points or had no points at all.
I started by bagging up the pretzel crisps. 11 crisps is a serving, so I went ahead and portioned out two bags – one for the trip up and one for the trip back. These are incredibly addicting, so I know if I don’t have them pre-portioned, I will just continue to snack on the entire bag. I’m only taking these two baggies with me so I won’t be tempted to cheat.
I also wanted to pre-package my carrots because all food, regardless of whether it is a fruit or vegetable, should be eaten in moderation. I love my food scale by the way. I picked it up at Walmart two weeks ago and I don’t know how I managed to go this long without it. Be sure to zero out the mass of the container you weigh your food in so that you get an accurate weighing.
A tip for bananas is to tear them apart after you buy them. It takes them a bit longer to ripen and the bananas last longer on the counter. You can also cover the tops with plastic wrap to delay ripening.
I also had to have strawberries. I love the taste and freshness of them. Always rinse your fruit and vegetables before eating. I also dry my berries on a paper towel as much as possible before bagging them to help prevent mold.
Here is the break down of my treats!
Bananas – 0 SP
Carrots – 0 SP
Pretzel Crisps – 3 SP per bag
Mandarin Oranges – 0 SP
Strawberries – 0 SP
No matter where your journey takes you, there is always time to track, pre-pack, and plan for the road. As always keep checking back for new updates.