We all eat fast food, especially when we’re busy taking kids to school, sports and activities. Being on the go so often makes a drive-thru very tempting. A little bit of fast food is okay, but it can get out of hand real quick. So, here are 4 ways to eat less fast food, even when you’re a busy parent.
1. Choose higher quality fast food restaurants, and stick to it. All fast food is not created equal. Pay attention to food quality, overall cleanliness and customer service when you eat on the go, and only eat from places that excel in all of those categories (this will narrow things down real quick – trust me).
2. Plan ahead. I know, I know. It’s not always easy to plan ahead when things get hectic. But deciding which nights you’ll eat out for dinner each week can really help you eat out less. At our house Tuesday evenings are busy because my son has soccer practice. So on Tuesdays we eat Chick-Fil-A for dinner at the soccer field before practice starts. We also eat burgers once and pizza once on weekends. Having 3 fast food meals per week gives our family a few fun treats to look forward to each week without being excessive. Continue reading