Most people who end up eating on the go turn to fast food because it is easy. Fast food is not a sustainable option and it also isn’t healthy. For those that don’t have a choice but to eat on the go, we will explore some of the best ways to eat healthy while you are busy.
The number one thing to do in order to stay healthy while on the go is to plan ahead of time. This article already shows that you are at least at the initial phase of planning, education. When it comes to eating on the go, you shouldn’t plan weeks in advance. Take it one week at a time to keep your planning fresh.
Don’t Buy Junk Food In The First Place
If you have junk food in the house, you are going to eat it. When it comes to eating healthy skip the junk food at the store altogether. Leave junk food as a special treat and buy it in extremely small quantities when you do buy it. Junk food also does not come with the best portions out there.
Find Easy To Prepare Snacks
Some foods are easier to prepare than others. You can quickly bag up some nuts or slice some apples for great snacks on the go. Both are great boosters to your energy level. The more healthy snacks you have ready, the less likely you will be to crave other foods. Prepackaged snacks such as Greek yogurt and cheese sticks are options too. Just make sure to read the labels.
Pick Foods That Will Last Several Days
Those who are on the go won’t have time to go to the store every few days. Make sure that you pick up foods that will last for at least a few days. Prepare and eat foods that go bad first. Nuts, popcorn, apple sauce, cheese, dark chocolate, and eggs last for days. Frozen foods also last for a while depending on the food.
Prepare For Your Workday
Your workday is where you are probably the busiest. In order to prevent eating out or snacking from the vending machine, prepare lunch and snacks for your workday. Most of us can’t eat our food all at one time. Instead, try to eat the majority at lunchtime and have a few snacks throughout the day.
Use A Slow Cooker
One of the great things about a slow cooker is that you can put your food in and let it cook. You don’t need to do any work while it is cooking. Not only does a slow cooker work with very little attention but it can create large batches for a whole week. If the cooker is done before you are ready to package your food, you can leave it on warm to keep it hot.
Write Down Your Plan
Eating plans are far more effective when you take the time to write them down. Get a dry erase weekly calendar or print out a calendar every week. This will help you to stay on track. Staying on track is one of the hardest parts when it comes to preparing your food in advance. A part that almost everyone has at least some trouble with.
Eating healthy on the go doesn’t have to be hard. By the time you start to enact these various steps, you will be starting a habit. Habits will allow you to continue healthy eating without hard work. At times you may want to cheat but you will have to find special health treats in order to stay on the right path.