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How to avoid the fast-food drive-thru

Today I am sharing some ideas with you on how to avoid the fast-food drive-thru but before I do that I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tina with Dewdrop Nutrition. I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner specializing in healthy digestion. I did my training with the Nutritional Therapy Association. Thank you for joining me, be sure to like my Facebook Page so you don’t miss any of my posts. 

In N Out Burger Sign - How to avoid the fast-food drive-thru

What is the number 1 reason you stop for fast food? It’s 5:00 and you are on your way home from work, you’re tired, I get it! The last thing you want to do is prepare a meal so what do you do? You swing into the drive-thru and get your dinner to go. If you are anything like how I used to be, you’ll be lucky if you make it all the way home with any food left. 

Here are my 5 tips for avoiding the fast-food drive-thru. 

  1. Have some easy to make meal ideas ready to go, post your favorites in the comments.
    1. Here are my favorites:
      1. Cheeseburger Hobo Packets
      2. BLT Lettuce Wraps (use a mayonnaise made with Avocado oil instead of vegetable oils such as Sir Kensington’s mayonnaise)
      3. Nom Nom Paleo Salsa Chicken
    2. Having some quick and easy meal ideas will take away your excuse to stop for fast food.
  2. Have some foods you can easily grab from your pantry or refrigerator for those nights where you are really low on energy. Some of my favorites are:
    1. Plainville Organic Turkey Breast, it’s a simple lunch meat with no harmful ingredients. It just has Turkey Breast, water and sea salt. And it tastes good too.
      1. When choosing lunch meat, be careful to choose meats without ingredients such as carrageenan or nitrites/nitrates.
    2. Amylu Apple Gouda Sausage, I get this at Costco. Just heat these up and add some green beans on the side and you have a meal ready in just minutes. 
    3. Check out my Shopping Lists for more ideas.
  3. If you don’t already have one, I highly recommend getting an Instant Pot. For some meals, it saves you a lot of time, such as making a roast. For instance, this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo for Kalua Pig takes up to 16 hours in the slow cooker, but only 90 minutes in the Instant Pot. Where it may not save you time for certain meals, it saves you from standing over the stove cooking.
    1. Check out Nom Nom Paleo for more Instant Pot recipes, Michelle’s recipes do not disappoint! 
  4. Make breakfast for dinner, scrambled eggs with a side of bacon is a delicious and easy weeknight dinner idea. 
  5. Bring an end of the day snack with you to work and eat that before you leave so you are not overly hungry on your way home. This will make you less tempted to stop at the drive-thru.

Tell us in the comments what your ideas are for avoiding fast food.

I hope you liked my ideas on how to avoid the fast-food drive-thru. Thank you for checking out my post and don’t forget to subscribe to my FB page for notifications. I would love for you to join my free 7-day healthy habits challenge where I share The 7 SIMPLE strategies that are the KEY to finally achieving your health and fitness goals for GOOD! Join for free here

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