It’s easy to eat unhealthy when you’re on the go. You grab a bag of chips and chow down, but then feel guilty and unsatisfied, craving more food. No kids! Its time to break that bad habit. Be aware of when you’ll be eating on the go and have a plan. Healthy eating is an attitude that applies any time and any where.
Eating healthy on the go is simple, so reverse your thinking and shed those bad habits. It all comes down to a little planning. One of my favorite on the go snacks is a nut mixture I make at home and pack in a small plastic container. It takes two minutes to mix up some nuts, for a filling and healthy snack. My ideal mix are raw almonds, cashews, pecans, and sunflower seeds. Make sure you don’t go overboard with the serving size of each nut. Nuts are high in calories, hence filling, so grab a tablespoon of the smaller nuts (i.e. cashews, sunflower seeds, and pecans) and a handful of larger nuts (i.e. raw almonds). Mix them up and bring that bad boy anywhere!
Fruit is also an excellent, healthy, on the go snack. I love bringing an apple, an orange, or a banana, with me. Cut up your apple into slices, and put them in a little container, to create the illusion of a bigger snack. Add some peanut butter on top to complete this amazing, healthy treat, packed with protein! You can also do this with bananas. Dip that banana in the peanut butter and enjoy how the sweet and salty mix together.
Sometimes you’re on the go and need more than just a snack. Arm yourself with a cooler lunch bag and some solid Tupperware. I love the ones by Martha Stuart (Find it Here) because the lids lock on both sides. Her collection has ones specifically for packing a sandwich, as well as for salads, complete with fork and dressing container. Now you can easily bring meals with you. A favorite thing for me to do is make a batch of Quinoa or Couscous, and top it on spinach with broccoli slaw, olives, cucumber, and tomato. This salad is super filling and very yummy. You can add a little dressing, but honestly don’t need it.
If sandwiches are your lunch of choice, then make yourself a delicious homemade sandwich for the road. A solid veggie sandwich will do the trick any day! Buy sprouts, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, and put it on a nice low sugar bread, preferably with humus or mustard. Be careful not to add too much cheese or condiments. Pack a homemade fruit cocktail of strawberries, melon, and blueberries on the side. You’ve just created a healthy lunch that will keep you full all day!
Trust me when I say that a little planning will totally keep you eating healthy on the go. The more creative you are, and the more fun you have, the more you’ll love these lunches! Set a little time aside the night before, or on Sunday afternoon, and plan out your meals for when you’ll be on the go. You won’t EVER feel guilty about eating on the go again!
Put yourself and your health first! Eating Healthy On the Go is easy.
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