Summer means eating on the go. But being busy doesn’t mean you have to forgo healthy eating habits, it will just require some knowledge and preparation on your part.
To find success do your best to plan ahead. If you can, sit down and look at your schedule and your families schedule for the upcoming week and ask your self a few questions.
- What nights can you sit down as a family to eat a healthy and nutritious meal?
- When can you do some meal prepping for the upcoming week?
- When will you be on the run during meal times?
- Have you picked the recipes you will be making for the upcoming week?
When writing out your grocery list, take the answers to these questions into account.
Not only do you want to pick foods that are nutrient dense. You will want to pick foods that will take minimal time to prepare, and can travel well.
For me that means protein sources that I can prepare ahead of time, or are already prepared for me. Vegetables that can be eaten raw, or hold up to being quickly cooked, refrigerated and reheated and of course a healthy fat source that compliments my protein and vegetable choices.
Just remember when you are choosing your foods; processed foods tend to be low in nutrient value and full of sugar, and additives. Shopping on the perimeter of your grocery store is always best.
Menu planning for the week is a real key to eating the most nutritious and healthy.
Not only does it keep you organization down to a fine art, but also it cuts back on food waste. Looking up recipes and planning ahead can ensure that everything you purchase at the store will be used. This will also remove the stress of trying to figure out what you will be making for dinner.
It is great if you can make your own prepackaged meals and snacks, but if you cannot, don’t worry there are several options of packaged foods that are clean and delicious choices.
For me lunch is my hardest to eat healthy meal. At lunchtime I am usually running in the door from a workout, starving and ready to eat. I also usually don’t have a lot of time before I have to get to work; so premade or prepackaged meals ensure that I eat a healthy lunch, and that I eat enough at lunch.
Yep eating enough at lunch is a real problem for me, especially if I know I won’t be able to eat again until dinnertime, which could be 5 hours later. That means lunch needs to be a great source of lean protein, vegetable, and healthy fat.
Skipping or not eating a well-rounded lunch can often result in unhealthy snacking compromising my commitment to eat as clean and healthy as possible.
If I have something already prepped and ready to go for lunch I can sit down relax enjoy my lunch so that I am full and fulfilled.
One of my new go to lunch choices is elevĀte organic salads. There are several different choices all contain great sources of superfoods many with a lean protein. These salads are an easy way to eat clean food and feel full and satisfied. These will also work for the kiddo’s lunch, ensuring everyone in the family can eat well.
You can grab your elevĀte organic salads at Walmart, and right now elevĀte organic salads are on a roll back at Walmart until 5/17.
What are your favorite superfoods, do you try to incorporate superfoods into your daily diet?
Tips for eating healthy on the go:
- Prepare your grocery shopping around your weekly schedule
- Shop the perimeter of your grocery store, picking foods that are whole nutrient dense.
- Shop the perimeter of your grocery store
- Pick foods that can be eaten raw or can hold up to reheating and travel
- Meal prepping over the weekend
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ElevĀte. The opinions and text are all mine.