I had a tiny bit of time to get dinner in between work and a meeting.
All day long at work, whenever I had a second, I mentally tried to figure out what to eat.
I nixed McDonald's right away. While sometimes the lure of those hot, greasy fries can be so tempting I cannot resist, I have resisted for some weeks now and I'm not about to fall off that wagon, not yet.
I thought about Subway and did some research using their online nutrition information.
Subway was a little out of my way so I nixed that, as well. Plus, the food had to be portable enough to eat while sitting in a parking lot and Subway can be messy.
I had to run to the grocery store to get some cereal bars and snacks for my boys so I figured I would just get something there. After briefly holding a container of six buffalo wings in my hand, I put them down and opted for something else. I ended up with a turkey roll up, Pop Chips and some watermelon. Who else is super excited that it's summer time and therefore time to eat lots of watermelon?
On a whim I checked out the nutritional value for the things I would have normally ordered from McDonald's. Here is the breakdown:
McChicken (no mayo): 310 calories
4-piece Chicken Nugget: 190 calories
Small fry: 230 calories
Total: 730 calories
And here is the breakdown of what I had:
Turkey Roll-up: 353 calories
Sour Cream and Onion Pop chips: 120 calories
Watermelon: 46 calories
Total: 519 calories
And that's just the calories. I'm sure I passed on TONS of extra fat and sodium.
I don't always make the best choices when it comes to eating. But, yesterday, in that moment, for that meal, I totally kicked ass.