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We’re all so busy these days. We barely have enough time to eat. And when we do, we’re often guilty of grabbing the quickest, cheapest, and unhealthiest thing we can. Chips, chocolate bars – stuff high in salt and sugar. But if you’re in a hurry and are trying to stay healthy, here’s some healthy food suggestions you can take with you on the go.
Eat Breakfast Every Day
The most important meal of the day is breakfast. If you do it right, it can last you through much of the day. Porridge, quinoa, dried fruits, and eggs are all part of a healthy – and filling – breakfast.
Fresh Fruits And Veggies
You should always stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. This is good advice for everyone. But if you’re always on the go, keep a banana or orange on hand, otherwise you may end up reaching for a chocolate bar instead.
Leftovers For Lunch
If you’re in a rush, the last thing you want to do is prepare a meal. Make sure you’ve got lots of sealable containers on hand because tonight’s leftover dinner, is tomorrow’s quick and easy lunch. FYI, anything can become a sandwich.
Hummus, Avocados, And Salsa
These three items are so easy to make, and most importantly, extremely versatile. Hummus makes a great dip, sandwich, or wrap. Guacamole is the perfect side, and it’s very filling. Salsa not just adds some health, but excitement to any meal. And, if you can’t figure out what to do with each, just eat all three together.
Nuts And Seeds
Nuts and Seeds are the easiest way to get good fats into your system. They’re the perfect grab-and-go food that keeps you full. Oh, and if you’re going to buy the raw kind – make sure to soak them in water overnight first, to soften them up.
Gluten-Free Whole Grains
If you’re even intolerant to gluten in the slightest, go gluten-free. The last thing anyone wants to feel when they’re already rushed is to be bloated and tired too. Start with buying gluten-free whole grain bread for your sandwiches on the go.
Prep Smoothie Packs
If you’re going to prep anything, start with smoothie packs. Just get a container for each day of the week, and fill them up with ready to blend bananas, berries, spinach, etc. Smoothies are the perfect on-the-go drink that fills you up like a meal.
As you did with the smoothie packs, get a bunch of baggies and fill them up. Veggies, dried fruits, seeds, nuts, whatever your heart desires. Don’t be afraid to mix them up too!
Sometimes prepping anything at all, is all too much. The fastest solution – health bars. The next time you’re at the grocery store, buy a box, not just singles.
Go-To On-The-Go Supplies
Here again is a list of foods that are cheap and cheerful, and very healthy: Raw nuts and seeds, rice cakes, chopped veggies, grapes or apples, crackers, hummus, guacamole, and nut and seed butters. Those last one’s can be eaten right out of the jar.