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Greens-N-Grains: Eating Healthy on the Go

June: Healthy Tips for Eating on the Go Summer is right around the corner, which means lots of travel and adventure awaits. Let’s be honest though, most of us are very busy, and that means less time is spent in the kitchen preparing meals at home. When we are on the go, we tend to turn to foods that are convenient, but in most cases they are not nutrient dense. These foods tend to be high in saturated fats and sugar, but low in protein, healthy fats and fiber. Just because we are in a rush doesn’t mean that nutrition should be neglected! Here are some tips to eating healthy on the go:

Smart snacking

A nutrient dense snack can help hold you over till your next meal. Choosing a snack that is high in fats and protein like a mix of nuts or trail mix will help keep you full. Example of snacks that are nutrient dense:

  1. Beef jerky
  2. Trail mix
  3. String cheese
  4. Carrots w/ hummus
  5. Whole grain cracker with cheese and salami

Meal prepping At the start of the week add extra in your batch, so that you can bring it along with you on the road:

  1. Chop some extra veggies or fruit
  2. Make an extra container of the meal you are prepping for
  3. Portion out Ziplock’s of healthy snacks to have ready to go
  4. Prepare a smoothie

Making healthy choices at fast food restaurants

When ordering from a fast food restaurant it can be tempting to order your favorite comfort items, but try to challenge yourself instead with:

  1. A side of fruit or a side salad instead of french fries
  2. Grilled protein instead of battered/fried
  3. Water instead of juice or soda