If your life is anything like mine, much of it is spent on the go. When life gets busy it's so helpful to have easy, accessible, portable meals and snacks available to help keep your healthy lifestyle on track. Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite "go-to's" for your on-the-go life.
At least a couple of times a week, protein shakes are my on-the-go breakfast choice. I mix one up right before leaving and pour it into a thermal mug to keep it icy cold. It's quick, easy to take and sip on my drive, and leaves me energized and satisfied. These are my favorites!
On days when I truly need a grab-n-go breakfast, my favorite options are Dashing Dish muffins like these Flourless Chunky Muffinsor energy bites like these No Bake Cookie Protein Balls. I also like Quest Bars or OatMega Protein Bars for a convienant pre-made option.
Lunches & Dinners
During sports season it's not unheard of for me to eat all my meals away from home. This really requires that I have ingredients prepared to make easy, healthy meals that I can pack. Most of the time in the warmer months, I opt for a jar salad like these Layered Cobb Chicken Salad To Go.
During cooler months, I love to pack warm meals in a thermos. I could eat soup for every meal (and sometimes do), so the second there's even a hint of crispness in the air, soup is in the pot! On a cool day, you can safely bet that one of these is about to fill my belly! My absolute favorites are:
If there's one thing I've learned, it's to always pack enough snacks. If I'm prepared with snacks to keep me from getting ravenous I'm never tempted to stop for less nourishing options at restaurants or fast food. Having plenty of nourishing snacks also keeps me from coming home starving so I'm not tempted to grab easy to "overdo" foods like chips and crackers. My very favorite foods to pack as snacks are:
- Natural Turkey Jerky - my favorites are Perky Jerky and the unique and yummy flavors available from Krave!
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
- 100-Calorie guacamole packets with veggies
- Quest Protein Chip
- Enlightened Snacks - the cocoa dusted broad bean and marshmallow treats are especially amazing!