Been out shopping all day? There’s no need to shop until you drop. Below is a list of choices that are on the healthier side and can help tide you over until you get home:
A much better lunch option than a super-size piece of pizza or a double cheeseburger. Here are a few good options:
Ask for your sandwich without mayonnaise or cheese and stick to lower-calorie additions like mustard, tomatoes, and lettuce.
Add a healthy side if you can like carrot sticks or apple slices instead of fries.
A Tall Caffé Latte from Starbucks made with skim milk has just 100 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrate. Pick up a pack of nuts or a small piece of fruit to go with it (like an apple, a banana, or an orange).
This makes a great grab-and-go snack – just sip while you shop.
Here are some ideas:
Soup can help to tide you over, and if you pick the right one, it can also be a lower-calorie option.
Have a buddy with you? Then splitting a smoothie for an afternoon snack might be a good option. Many smoothie places serve up large portions to customers, and smoothies tend to be high in carbohydrates because they are made with dairy and fruit.
However, they can also be packed with nutrients. Most smoothie restaurants have menu items that have less than 300 calories and are packed with real fruit and low-fat dairy. Split one of these with a friend, and you’ve got yourself a nutritious snack!
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