Typically, I try and plan my meals for the week on Sunday. This generally works quite well for me. Once in a while though things go wrong.
Something with the kids comes up and you don’t have time to prepare a meal. You leave for work and forget your carefully prepared lunch and snacks at home. The meal you brought is stolen out of the fridge (OK, that’s one far fetched). The meal you brought as a day or so past its best before date. etc…
For whatever reason, you have no food and now you face a situation where your plan has failed you.
What do you?
Oh might as well go to McDonald’s for a double quarter pounder and you may well super size that fry and coke. Or perhaps some less extreme version of the same bad idea.
Have a backup plan!
instead of throwing the day away nutritionally have a backup plan. Obtain and store at work or home some appropriate backup food. I like to have myoplex lite bars on hand. Meal replacement shakes are also a good idea. It could be anything else that falls within your meal plan, like packets of instant oatmeal.
You should also have a couple of backup fast food meals in mind. Subway is good place to get something relatively healthy, as long as you make the right choices. As is the Japanese noodle place (whose name escapes me, there is one in Bayshore for the Ottawa folks). So scout out the websites of the some local fast food places and see what fits in your plan.
Do you have a backup plan?