Todays post in our Heathy Eating Lunches is all about eating out.
One of the challenges about being out and about during school holidays is finding "eating out" treats and food that will not compromise your clean eating. It's not easy on too levels - firstly finding something and secondly the price!
It drives me crazy that a salad sandwich for example at a store like Healthy Habits can run up to $9.00 for just the sandwich when you can get a happy meal with burgers chips drink and a toy for under $5.00 depending on the franchise.
Anyhow with school holidays on us, we have to be out most days because of Richard's work commitments so we inevitably find ourselves having to eat out.
Our hands down favourite place to eat is Grill'd.
The girls have a Mini Moo or Chicken Licken Burger. ($7.50) The Buns are made fresh ( sadly from white flour - but contain no additives or preservatives ) The meat is all grass fed YAY and the salad veges are fresh and we share a chips.
I choose the Grill'd chicken salad - It's delicious and huge with rocket, chicken feta, grilled capsicum, red onion and balsamic ($12.50).
Another hang out is the sushi train places. - white rice boo but never the less fresh and reasonable prices. I tend to stick to the rice wrapper rolls and a bowl of miso and the girls will have sushi.
Boost Juice is our favourite snack place. They have the organic popcorn I have mentioned before. We buy it if we are going to a movie too and it's only $1 if you have it with a drink. While we can argue the sugar content in a fresh juice I much prefer them having that where I see the juice pouring out of the machine from fresh pieces of fruit than any of the bottle stuff that is filled with goodness knows what. We also love their protein balls - I've since found out they have some sugar in them ( even though its not listed on their ingredients at the counter grr ) but I can live with that over a chocolate bar.
Other than that we will head to a cafe that makes salads sandwiches/wraps or omelettes.
We always carry fruit, containers of nuts and bottles of water. Have you seen the new squish-ie bottles in Big W for just $1? They come with a combine too for easy attaching to bags. I can't find a picture on line but here is something very similar
Tomorrow we are heading to Wet n Wild for the day. We will take a picnic lunch of lots of fresh cut fruit and chopped up veges with home made pesto and guacamole. That way we can munch between rides :) No doubt by the end of the day the girls will talk me into an ice cream.
Holidays are for relaxing the rules somewhat I believe but we still work to our 80% clean rule and save the treat times.
So if you are eating clean or are challenged with dietary restraints where do you choose to eat out? I'd love some more ideas. dont; forget to pop over to Mel's blog she is sharing a recipe for a yummy granola bar that has her difficult to please son raving :)