One of the reasons I hear people say they can’t stick with a healthy diet is that they go for unhealthy options when they’re in a rush or on the go. It can seem hard to go for the healthy food when you’re out and about and fast food looks like the easiest option. Or you’re rushing out the door and the quickest thing to grab is a poptart, or a bag of chips, or even just not eating! :x All pretty terrible choices, by the way.
Personally, I pack all my meals when I’m going anywhere longer than 3 hours. This girl gets hungry fast. SO, I pack a meal or at least a snack and I usually have extras because you never know what will happen! AND, most of the food I pack, I meal prep all at once on the weekends! It saves so much time and is the KEY to staying on track. This keeps your portions in control and ensures you’re gonna eat right if you’ve got it all ready for you. Fail to plan, plan to fail! I’ve become so used to always having my own food that I even forget fast food places exist as an option.
Here are some great food options when you’re on the go that can be eaten with AND WITHOUT a microwave. I almost never have a microwave, and I find all this food still extremely delicious at room temperature. They’re also quick to pack, especially when you meal prep in advance like I mentioned. I’ve italicized the food I personally tend to have prepped and ready to go.
With full meals
Baked chicken/baked turkey
Canned light salmon/tuna (this is SO easy!)
Spaghetti squash (or any winter squash)
Baked sweet potatoes
Whole wheat pasta
Steamed veggies (asparagus, broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, etc)
Raw veggies (carrots, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, etc)
Salads (get crazy!)
Raw almonds (or any nut)
Greek yogurt/low fat cottage cheese (if you don’t mind it at room temperature. great with cinnamon.)
Hardboiled eggs/egg whites (With cayenne pepper or mustard)
Avocado (with cottage cheese or salsa)
Quest protein bars
Fruit (orange, apples, bananas, etc)
Protein powder (in desperate emergencies O_O)
Greek yogurt (mixed with dill/spices is great for dipping veggies!)
Spices! (dill, cinnamon, cayenne, Ms. Dash, black pepper, paprika, garlic)
These are my go-tos for the most part. Other ideas are sandwiches, wraps, homemade sushi rolls, oats in a jar, pancakes in a jar (pretty amazing, I must say), and pretty much any kind of meat or veggies. There’s tons of other ideas available at this site too that I used to use when I first made healthy changes! It’s pretty helpful. And adorable, too ;)
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