Outside magazine, May 1996
"One of the most common complaints I get," says Phil Maffetone, "is from people who work a full-time job and say that they don't have time to eat right." To counter that claim, Maffetone has put together a menu of snacks and small meals that are a scaled-down version of his nutrition program: They're healthy and have a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, putting you well on your way to achieving Maffetone's 40/30/30 ideal. To show you the absurdity of any time-crunch arguments, we've also thrown in the preparation time for each meal.
Salad: red-leaf lettuce, carrots, and tomato, topped with grated low-fat cheese and a dressing of olive oil and vinegar
Peanut or almond butter on three rye crackers
One-quarter of a cantaloupe and a half-cup of cottage cheese
A tuna sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise (choose one that contains no hydrogenated fat) on whole-grain bread
One cup of low-fat yogurt mixed with a half-cup of fresh strawberries