Life is busy. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’re single or married, parent to four kids or a dog mom or dad. There will be days where you find yourself almost too busy to think straight.
On those busy days, it’s more important than ever to focus on eating healthfully. Often times being busy equates to eating on the run. This might mean eating breakfast in your car on the way to work or only having two minutes to grab a snack for the kids as you head out the door for another evening of practices or games.
We here at Cabot know that it takes a little planning, but it is possible to eat healthy on the run. Here are a few tips from our team of registered dietitians:
- Prep ahead of time. If you’re too busy for breakfast, spend a little time on the weekend making egg sandwiches for the freezer or a pan of breakfast bars. Then simply give ’em a whirl in the microwave or grab a bar as you head out the door.
- Pre-portion and stash. If you’re a fan of things like trailmix, prep a few individual reusable bags full of your favorite combo and stash them in your purse or car. This comes in handy when you run out the door and forget to grab something to eat. You can also do this with snack bars, jerky, etc.
- Stock the fridge with grab & go options. There are lots of healthy food items that are easy to eat on the go. Stock your fridge with things like snack-size cheese, Greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs, etc so you have them on hand for a quick fuel up.
- Make the grocery store your go-to. If you’re totally behind and have nothing available to eat, consider stopping at a grocery store instead of a fast food restaurant. There are typically lots of pre-prepared options at the grocery store making it easy to compile a healthy breakfast or snack.
Looking for some make-ahead snack or breakfast ideas?
Pair these Apple Cheddar Crisps with a carton of yogurt.
If you have a few minutes, whip up a smoothie!
Make a batch of these Bean & Cheese Spirals & cut and portion into baggies for finger food on the run!
Make a loaf of this Carrot Quinoa Breakfast Bread and pair it with a glass of milk.
Whip up a pan of these Eggs in Bacon-Potato Nests and reheat throughout the week.
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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.