Perhaps you’re planning a week off and a bit of sun, which is a perfect time to plan a day out with your family or friends. How do you eat fewer carbohydrates when you are on a day trip? Our blog offers some tips.

Perhaps you’re planning a week off and a bit of sun, which is a perfect time to plan a day out with your family or friends. How do you eat fewer carbohydrates when you are on a day trip? Our blog offers some tips.

 

Planning ahead is half the battle

Prepare some snacks and lunch boxes the night before. This can seem time consuming but it is also easy. Good food does not have to be complicated, so choose from the following tips.

  • Take one or more frozen bottles of water so you have cool water at hand all day and, at the same time, it’ll keep your other food items cooler.

  • Bake an omelette, let it cool and cover the omelette with cream-herb cheese, rocket, salmon or chicken fillet. Roll the omelette and cut it into handy portions.

  • A variant of the filled omelet is the frittata with (or without) the Atkins penne.

  • Ready-made cocktail sausages. They are packaged and keep well outside the fridge for a day.

  • Cold chicken legs.

  • Hard-boiled eggs.

  • Cheese cubes.

  • Fill a lunch box with raw vegetables such as cucumber, cherry tomato, olives, radish. Don't forget the tube of mayonnaise.

  • Tomato, mozzarella balls and pesto salad are easy to prepare and a healthy snack in the middle of the day.

  • Chicory boats with egg salad. Remove the leaves from 2 stems of chicory. Rinse and allow to dry. Put this in a lunch box. Fill the chicory boats just before you eat it with a ready-made (you can also make) egg salad.

  • Low carbohydrate sandwiches and fibre-rich crackers are easy to carry in the picnic basket. Make it extra fancy by adding your favourite creamy salads or French cheeses.

  • Make your own nut mix with Brazil nuts, walnuts, cashew and macadamia nuts.

  • For the sweet appetite you have plenty of choice from the carbohydrate-reduced Atkins bars.

 

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Posted by Linda O'Byrne
Atkins Nutritionist