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Good Nutritious Snacks For When Your On the Road

My husband and I are on a mission to lose weight and get healthy!! So far I've lost 56 lbs. He has lost 50 lbs through Medifast. He is consistantly hungry as he is an extermintor and has no access to a fridge and microwave during his day. What are some good quality snacks that he can eat? He uses the Medifast snacks but finds that when he gets home in the afternoon he is raviousness. He is a type 2 diabetic and he does have problems sometimes with high blood pressure. Do any of you have any suggestions? Thanks, Janice

Sun. Mar 4, 6:58pm

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Cold food storage in the truck, trunk or back seat?

can he keep an igloo style large cooler or food bag in the work truck? you can use reusable ice packs. he can fill it up before work, or stop at any nearby grocery stores between jobs to fill it up.

Sunday, March 04, 2012, 8:22 PM

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Yummy Oat bars?

There's a recipe in Eat to Live that's super easy to make. Not sure if it's diabetic friendly, but I find them very satisfying:
Yummy Banana Oat Bars
2 c. quick (not instant) oats
1/2 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (optional, makes chewier bar)
Combine all ingredients, mix well, press into 9x9 square cake pan (I line mine w/parchment paper to keep from sticking). Bake 30 mins @ 350. Cool on rack before cutting into bars/squares.

Also, can he have fruit? Fresh apples/bananas make great portable snacks. A small cooler w/a tub of hummus and a baggie of fresh veggies (celery, carrots, sugar snap peas) is also good.

Sunday, March 04, 2012, 8:55 PM

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I have the same problem! I live out of my car most of the time with no access to a fridge or microwave. I do have a lunch bag that I put ice packs in. I find that works well. I also have a very small cooler that I use on hot days. Mostly I bring a lot of fruit, cheese, crackers, cut up veggies, cherry tomatoes, yogurt, leftovers in tupperware. Also sometimes granola bars, though I know they're not the healthiest thing. Nuts or trail mix would also be a good option. Really, you can bring anything you want, as long as you have ice packs and he is able to pull over somewhere to eat.

Friday, March 09, 2012, 11:21 AM

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