Eating healthy does not need to be time consuming or expensive. There are some foods that will fit into your healthy lifestyle that you can pack up into your purse or bag and take with you on the go. Some of these foods you can even find in convenience stores or out if you are in a rush and find yourself unprepared for a hunger pang. The idea with eating healthy is that it does not need to be difficult; you just need to select the right foods and they are often right at your fingertips.
2. Bagged salad
With bagged salad you have all the ingredients prepared for a healthy meal. Washed greens, salad dressing, nuts, seeds and dried fruits are all common elements to a good bagged salad. The only requirement is a bowl and utensils to mix up a delicious and healthy accompaniment to lunch or dinner.
3. Bento box
Bento box is the ultimate packed lunch in Japan. In North American culture these can be bought from sushi bars, grocery stores or convenience stores and include a well-balanced sushi lunch with fresh fish, rice and veggies.
4. Canned Tuna
Fruit is the ultimate convenience food as it is typically ready to eat and there is no need for packaging as the skin of the fruit protects it. Grab an apple or orange quickly as you head out of the door and get a snack full of vitamins and fibre.
There are many varieties of oatmeal, but stick with instant oatmeal without flavors or added sugar. Add protein powder, flax seed, fresh fruit, nuts and water. This is a great breakfast idea if you are short on time and want to quickly eat breakfast at work at your desk in the morning. Oatmeal is low on the glycemic index meaning that it keeps your hunger satiated for longer.
7. Rotisserie Chicken
Found in most grocery stores these cooked chickens are convenient and healthy as long as you discard the skin where all the added salt is found. Add pieces of chicken to any recipe or just a simple sandwich for some lean protein.
8. Fresh pasta
9. Pre-cut veggies
Buying veggies pre-cut saves you the work and often makes it more likely that you will eat or cook with them. You can buy pre-cut: squash, mushrooms, broccoli and the list goes on.
10. Brown rice in a Steamer bag
Just add water and microwave portions of healthy rice. Brown rice takes longer to boil or steam so this added convenience means that you can have all of the benefits of brown rice without the lengthy cook time. Brown rice has more nutritional value than white as more of the kernel is left intact.