Dietitian-Approved Smart Options For On-The-Go Meals
When you need to fit on-the-go meals into a busy schedule, Summit’s nutrition and wellness team has you covered.
Sometimes, there’s simply no time for thoughtful meal preparation. Early morning meetings, business travel, or a nonstop schedule can make on-the-go meal solutions the only option. But quick meals don’t have to be unhealthy meals. Summit’s nutrition and wellness team offers options that provide good nutrition without slowing you down.
Three places where you can find healthy on-the-go meals
Limited time to eat doesn’t have to mean a meal with limited nutritional benefit. In this day and age, few people have the luxury to always plan perfectly balanced meals. We’ve scrambled to find breakfast on the way to an early morning meeting. When you know where to look, it’s easier than you think to make healthy choices while on the move. You can eat a nutritious on-the-go meal whether you are at a gas station on your way to work, getting lunch on the road, or eating dinner out with clients.
Find on-the-go meals at the gas station
It may sound crazy, but you can find good breakfast options at the gas station. You’ll find hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, sandwiches, and even a selection of fruit. An egg makes a great breakfast on the go. A combination of yogurt and fruit is another good option.
Choose a well-balanced lunch on the road
Sometimes when you are traveling, fast food is the most convenient option. We encourage clients to skip fried foods and burgers. A better option is a 6-inch sub sandwich. Whole-grain bread will give you healthy carbs. Lean turkey or chicken provides protein. If avocado is an option, you’ve got an excellent healthy fat in the mix. Don’t forget to load up on vegetable toppings. It’s always smart to add vegetables when you can.
Make dinner out with clients count toward your nutrition goals
Dining out is a challenge for many people. But you can usually find healthy options on a menu. Fish and lean meat entrees with vegetables are great. If you are eating for good nutrition and health, steer clear of heavy creamy dishes. Often, restaurants may indicate healthier options on their menu or online.
Practice healthy eating habits when you choose on-the-go meals
Healthy eating begins with awareness about smart food selections. These on-the-go meals are suggestions to encourage you to make mindful meal choices. Especially when you are busy, stay aware of your hunger level. You don’t want to be starving when you sit down to a meal. Think about how you can include a carb, protein, and healthy fat in each meal whether you are at home or on the road. These eating habits can conveniently keep your health and your life on track.
Summit + The Power House helps you meet your fitness goals
Summit Orthopedics partners with performance experts from The Power House to bring comprehensive, highly-tailored fitness services to you. Whether you are a first-timer in the gym or a competitive athlete, our coaches and trainers have all the tools, resources, and expertise to create programs that fit your needs and help you achieve your performance goals. Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to be a patient of Summit to take advantage of these offerings.
Start your journey towards your health and fitness goals today. Schedule a free consultation at the HealthEast Sports Center location online, or call (651) 968-5766. Find the group fitness class that works with your schedule. Visit The Power House Facebook page to learn all about the events we offer to safely promote good health throughout your life.
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