Wednesday, July 17, 2013

{Clean Eating Tips for On-the-Go}

I hear people say it all the time...I would love to "eat clean" but I am at work 10 hours a day and I don't have time to plan and prepare my meals for the whole day! Well I am here to tell you that YOU CAN and it is way easier than you think. My husband is proof. He packs his cooler everyday. It does take some preparation either the night before or about 10 minutes in the morning but you will eat so much healthier and save money if you do!! No more vending machine snacks that will leave you hungry in 30 minutes!



  • Get you a really nice cooler that will have plenty of space for all of your meals. My husband carries around this cooler. It doesn't matter what kind you get as long as you like it and you will carry it. 

  • Focus on 2 meals and 2 snack meals. More than likely you will be eating dinner at home and that will be your 5th meal.
  • Take some time to prep your fruits and veggies on Sunday. If everything is already washed and portioned out in bags....all you have to do is grab it and go! Make some hard boiled eggs. Grill up some chicken. Portion out some simple salads in Tupperware to store in the fridge.  It will make is so much easier and faster in the mornings when everything is ready to go!
  • If you use a "condiment" a lot....buy a small container and leave it in your cooler. My husband uses honey to sweeten his Greek yogurt and almond butter for his banana wraps. He just keeps those two items in his cooler at all times!

Some examples for each meal:

Breakfast:


 Breakfast On-the-Go Muffin : takes less than 5 minutes to make!

Overnight Oats: Make them the night before so there is no time needed in the mornings!

Oatmeal Muffins: These are a staple in my house. My hubby grabs a few and eats them cold with a protein shake on the way to work.  


Snacks:

Pear and almonds

Veggies and Hummus

Apple and String Cheese

Greek Yogurt with fruit and honey

Lunch:

My Top 5 Clean Eating Lunches

Simple Salad with Grilled Chicken: Prepped on Sunday

Tuna salad (no mayo--just mustard) with whole grain Triscuit crackers


There are so many options when it comes to meals and snacks...these are just a few to get you started.  Packing a cooler will ensure that you eat clean and delicious food throughout your work day. Don't forget to pack a large water bottle and keep filling it up throughout the day! Your goal is to drink AT LEAST half of your weight in ounces! 

What is the easiest, most delicious meal that you pack in your cooler?








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