Sometimes it seems like it is hard to avoid buying fast food. Whether you are on the road for a fun summer adventure, or you are just on the go as busy families are these days, it is sometimes hard to plan meal times. Sometimes that fast food drive through looks pretty good!
The problem is that fast food is simply not good for you. If you have any kind of diet or food restriction, it’s virtually impossible to eat at just any fast food restaurant. Plus, it’s expensive! We are a family of 5 and our last trip through a fast food restaurant cost over $40!
How to Avoid Fast Food When You are on the Road or on The Go
Eat Before You Go
Even if you are in a rush, be sure to take a few minutes at least to eat some food before you leave your house. It will help to keep those hunger pains at bay which will prevent you from driving through and grabbing food at the start of your journey.
It’s been said many times, but oftentimes thirst is mistaken for hunger. Stay hydrated and you’ll be less tempted to eat fast food.
This is a good rule for all day, every day. Drinking lots of water is good for you and will help you eat less junk food at home too.
Keep Non Perishable Foods in the Car
It’s always a good idea to keep non-perishable foods in your car for those surprise hunger pains. Foods such as jerky, nuts, fruit packs and granola bars are a great option for keeping your family hungry and fed.
This is also a great rule to follow for emergency purposes. You never know when something may happen, so it’s best to be prepared. I always keep granola bars in my car for this reason.