Simple Ideas for Eating Well on the Go
Eating out doesn't have to be unhealthy.
Does it seem like you are always on the go? You might love your busy lifestyle, but eating well can be a challenge when you're active and constantly trying to keep up with all of your to-do tasks. These ideas can help you stick to a healthy diet without spending all your free time on meal prep.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if you're in a rush to get out the door every morning, it can be tempting to simply grab a quick bowl of cereal - or skip breakfast altogether. Save time and get your day off to a good start with these quick and easy morning meals.
If you like oatmeal but don't have time to stand over the stove every morning, try making overnight oats. Just put regular oats, fruit, honey, and whatever else you like into a container. Add milk or water, and stick it in the fridge overnight - it will be creamy and ready to eat in the morning. Eat it cold, or throw it in the microwave for a minute if you prefer it warm.
If you're looking for a grab-and-go breakfast, muffins are always a great choice. Bake up a batch on the weekend and eat them all week. For extra health points, use whole-wheat flour and incorporate healthy mix-ins like berries and nuts. Pair a muffin with a hard-boiled egg or a piece of fruit and you've got a balanced meal.
For many, it can seem like a challenge to take time out of their busy day to eat a healthy, satisfying lunch. No matter how packed your to-do list is, you can keep your eating habits on track with these simple lunch ideas.
One lunch you can never go wrong with is a simple sandwich. The great thing about sandwiches is that they're endlessly customizable. Start with whole-wheat bread or a wrap. Add lean meat like turkey breast or chicken, and pile on the veggies - spinach, pepper strips, tomatoes, and cucumbers all taste great on sandwiches. Skip the mayo in favor of some hummus or avocado. Not only is this tasty and filling, but it also provides many nutritional benefits.
Salads are another simple and healthy work lunch. There's a trick to packing a salad so it doesn't get soggy before you eat it. Get a Tupperware container that's big enough to hold your whole salad, and start by putting your toppings - chopped veggies, meats, dressing, nuts - on the bottom. Then fill the container up with your leafy greens. When you're ready to dig in, take off the lid, cover the container with a plate, and flip it over so your toppings are on top. You'll never have to worry about eating a wilted salad for lunch again!
For many people, dinner is the most labor-intensive meal of the day. But you don't have to spend two hours working in the kitchen to put a delicious meal on the table at dinnertime. These meals hardly take more time than running to the drive-through, and they're so much healthier and tastier.
If you have a slow cooker, you probably already know what a lifesaver it can be when it comes to easy meals. Salsa chicken is one great thing you can make in a slow cooker. Just put chicken (frozen is fine) in your slow cooker in the morning, add a jar of salsa, and let it cook on low all day. When you get home, shred the chicken with a fork and add a can of black beans if you like. Simple. You've got easy, delicious chicken tacos or burritos.
Curries are another quick, versatile meal. Just cook whatever veggies and meat you have on hand in a pot, then add a can or two of crushed tomatoes and curry powder to taste. Once it has heated through, serve it on top of rice.
If putting dinner on the table is stressful for you, you could even opt to let someone else do it. Organic meal delivery is an easy and practical option for many people with busy, active lives. Eating well shouldn't be stressful!
There's no reason an active lifestyle can't also be a healthy lifestyle. In fact, eating well can be quick and easy if you approach it the right way. Keep these tips in mind next time you plan your next day's meals - your body will thank you for it!