Thanks for stopping in for part two of my mini-series: Eating On the Go. We live in a go-go-go society. We have little free time and have to multi-task to get everything done each day. Often times that means eating on the go. Unfortunately, the choices we make when we are out are not usually healthy. Drive-thrus, convenience foods and high calorie drinks are easy and quick to pick up. Since our lifestyles do not seem to be slowing down, here are some tips for eating healthy when on the go.
- Bring your own food! This takes preparation but will make a huge difference in your health and pocketbook. It gets expensive to eat out all the time. You can pack breakfast, snacks, and lunch. (More on packable ideas later)
- Always have water with you. It is your best choice for a beverage. There are other good options: tea, sparkling water, coconut water to name a few. If you are a coffee drinker, make it at home and bring it along.
- Eat a healthy breakfast before you leave the house. (or lunch, or dinner depending on when you leave) If you can eat a full meal before heading out, you will not feel the need to snack so soon.
- Do not wait until you are starving to eat. Poor choices are often made when we are very hungry. If you know that 10am is a normal snack time for you, plan to have a snack around that time.
So you are ready to pack your food and avoid the fast food line. What do you pack?
- Hard boiled eggs
- Greek yogurt and fruit and/or granola
- Granola bar
- Smoothie (my favorite breakfast idea!)
- Veggies and hummus
- Almond butter and carrots
- Nuts- unsalted
- Dried fruit
- Granola bars, homemade if possible!
- Nut mix- like almonds, raisins and dark chocolate chips
- Salad packed with protein and healthy fats: like seeds, nuts, hard-boiled eggs, and avocado
- Veggie wraps with hummus
- Tuna and cucumbers
- Chicken sausage
- Leftovers from dinner the night before
Thanks for stopping by, keep an eye out for part three of the mini-series later this week!