Carpool, work, soccer, piano, meetings, and everything else packed into your day can often leave you running up against dinnertime with tired, hungry kids and ZERO desire to cook that healthy dinner you had planned. We’ve all been there – torn between the stress of just one more thing to do and the guilt of ordering in. It’s time to ditch the guilt and embrace healthy take out! You want what’s best for your family, and some days that means more time together around a quick and easy healthy takeout meal instead of stress over a wholesome home-cooked meal.
Even those super parents we all envy (How DO they get it all done?) know when to order takeout and where to find the best choices, because they also know there are some serious benefits to taking it easy on those super busy days including:
Still not convinced? Takeout isn’t just the greasy fries and breaded orange chicken we often think of. Next time you’re crunched for time, rely on restaurants to give you a hand. Here are some of our favorite go-to takeout choices and how to make them a healthy part of your family’s busy week:
Burgers – Forget the double cheeseburgers and greasy fries:
Pizza – Make this American favorite a healthier takeout pick:
Chinese Food – This classic take out option has plenty of healthy dishes to enjoy:
Taco Shop – This can be a healthy take out choice when you know what to order:
Healthy takeout is possible and a great, stress-free way to spend time with your family. When you focus on quality ingredients like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains, ordering a healthier meal from restaurants that everyone can enjoy is easy. What are your favorite healthy takeout options for busy family days?
For even more dining out tips, plus advice for eating on the road, check out this article.
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