Breakfast is likely the easiest meal of the day to skip – whether you make the swap in exchange for a few more minutes of sleep, or to get a head start on that seemingly endless to-do list. But trying to survive the day without eating breakfast is like going to war without stocking up on weapons. Harsh comparison, but let’s face it – sometimes life can be tough. Arm yourself for the battle of the day by making sure you’re fueled up to go. When time is an issue, pack your breakfast the night before and store it in the fridge – even if it is just a smoothie.
2.) Brown Paper Bag Your Lunch
You don’t literally have to brown paper bag your lunch. But while you’re prepping tomorrow morning’s breakfast, go ahead and add tomorrow’s lunch to that list. You can take care of two birds with one stone. And besides - waiting until lunch-time to decide what’s for lunch is a recipe for bad eating. Drive thru anyone? And even worse is skipping lunch all together – which leads to overeating later in the day, Hartley tells SheKnows. Visit Family Fresh Meals for some easy peasy & healthy lunch options like sandwiches, salads, and wraps.
3.) Plan Ahead & Meal Prep
Healthy eating on the go is all about planning. And planning & preparing your meals ahead of time makes healthy choices as easy as a piece of cake… maybe that was a bad reference. But according to a study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, spending time preparing and cooking meals at home is linked with better dietary habits - like eating more fruits and vegetables. So carve some time out of that Sunday Funday to plan ahead for the week. Your health will thank you. Daily Burn has some genius meal prep tips!
4.) Healthy Dine-Out Options
When all else fails – preparing breakfast the night before; brown paper bagging the lunch, meal prep – you know – all that hard work planning ahead...When it all goes out of the window, be sure to choose healthy dine-out options. Being strapped for time doesn’t mean you have to toss healthy eating out of the window. Eating out is all about portion size. So when your food arrives, split it into servings, and save half for later. You can also ask for dressings and sauces on the side, and avoid eating anything fried.