It's the 21st century and lets face it, life is on the go. Between getting a workout in, getting the kids to school and practices, making dinner, meetings and social time--THERES NOT MUCH TIME to think about what we are putting in our mouths. It's not impossible to eat healthy on the go, it just takes planning ahead and preparation. Here are some tips for eating On-The-Go:
1. Always have water with you and stay hydrated! The more well-hydrated you are, the less likely you are to have sugar cravings and false hunger pains.
2. Take a day every week to make big batches of food. Like a pot of quinoa or grain. 5-7 Servings of chicken or fish. Chop up vegetables for snacks. If planning fails one week, grab Trader Joe's or Amy's frozen (organic) meals to take for lunch (Hyvee). If you plan ahead, you don't have to worry about wanting to reach for unhealthy junk food on the road. I like to do all this on Sundays.
3. Have a tote or lunch box full of snacks in your car. Think protein bars, granola, nuts, seeds, trail mix, vegetable chips and dried fruit.
4. When eating out for lunch, eat as lean as possible. Try getting a soup and salad mix or grilled chicken and soup. Keep proportions in check, watch the amount of cheese and sour cream on your salads and try to make your meals half fruits and veggies, 1/4 lean protein and 1/4 unprocessed grains.
I hope these tips will help you out for your on-the-go lifestyle. I post pictures/recipes of healthy food on Instagram. Follow me @snapfitnessgi.