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Staying Healthy on the Move

Written by Jessica F

Eating healthy can be a challenge when you're constantly on the go. Between work, errands, or shuttling kids around, it's all too easy to resort to fast food or gas station snacks when hunger strikes.

With a little planning and preparation, you can stick to your healthy eating goals even with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. Here are some tips and recipes to keep you energized and on track!

Pack Healthy Snacks
One of the best ways to avoid unhealthy temptations is to have healthy snacks on hand. Fill a small cooler or insulated bag with fresh fruits, veggies, yogurt, or other healthy snacks. Some great portable options are:

  • Apple or banana
  • Carrot/celery sticks with hummus or nut butter
  • Trail mix with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Greek yogurt with berries
  • Protein bars

Fast and Convenient
When it comes to fast food, look for the healthier options on the menu. Sometimes hitting the drive thru or gas station may be your only option, but you can still make smart choices!

  • Grilled chicken sandwich or salad with light dressing instead of a burger
  • Opt for a kid's meal with milk or apple slices instead of fries and a soda
  • Skip the mayonnaise, bacon, cheese, and other high-calorie toppings
  • Look for sides like a yogurt parfait, fruit cup, or corn
  • At the gas station, grab fresh fruit, nuts, hard boiled eggs, or a protein bar instead of chips and candy

Air Fryer & Microwave Meals
With a little prep work, you can quickly throw together a healthy meal using an air fryer or microwave at work or on the road. If your budget allows, investing in an electric lunch box could be a game changer for you on the go! Or head nearest grocery store for easy options like vegetable steamers, microwave rice or quinoa packs, or prepared healthy microwave meals.

Try out these recipes for a quick, healthy meal in your air fryer:

Microwave options: 

With a little planning and willpower, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle even when you're constantly on the go. Having nutritious snacks and simple meal options prepared makes it easier to make good choices amidst your busy day.

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Topics: Health Tips, Healthy Recipes, Nutrition



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