When life gets hectic, my food choices get increasingly unhealthy. When I have time to plan ahead, I pack baby carrots, apple slices and other healthy snacks to eat in the car or in between errands. But frequently I find myself grabbing convenience food or heading to the drive-thru.
At the BlogHer conference in Chicago, food companies and restaurants had nutritionists on hand to give suggestions, tips and coupons about healthy eating.
The most popular tip: If you need to grab a convenience product, check the nutritition label.
Eating Right Kid™ and Warner Brothers Looney Tunes have teamed up to offer healthy meals, snacks, cereals and drinks in kid-friendly sizes and packaging. Similar to Eating Right™, each Eating Right Kids™ package features the color-coded Spot Your Needs System™ on the front—so you can find important nutritional information in seconds! You can find the products at Safeway stores in the U.S. and Canada.
They offer convenient, healthy snacks like baby carrots with fat-free ranch dressing , grapes and cheese bites, and apples with peanut butter. While you save a lot of money by packing your own carrots/dip for kids lunches, it’s nice to know that you can grab a pre-packaged fruit or veggie snack for lunch at the last minute. I keep some on hand for those days when I’m in too much of a rush to prepare anything since it’s better to munch on fruit than a bag of chips or a handful of cookies.
Disclosure: Eating Right Kid™ sponsored a dinner at BlogHer and provided a big bag of samples. After returning from many late night (and open bar) BlogHer parties, I rehydrated with Fruit Juices and Vitamin Water. And I snacked on the Mixed Berry Milk Chocolate Chewy Bars on the plane ride home from the conference. The chewy bars are now one of my favorite lunch on-the-run snacks.
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We’d like your best tips for eating on-the-go or for packing a healthy school lunch. Leave a comment on this post by September 30, 2009 for a chance to win six exercise videos from Lisa Rinna, Skinny Bitch and Buns of Steel (see previous review here). We ran a giveaway for these DVDs in January, which was so popular that the company gave us another set to give to Mamanista readers. Contest open to U.S. Residents only due to shipping costs.