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Healthy on the Go! 7 ways to make nourishing your busy self a little bit easier

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

You are so busy. We are all so, so busy. Sometimes eating literally feels like life or death as you head from school to work, from work to second work, from work to kidsโ€™ activitiesโ€ฆ and all the things in between! I get it, trust me. With running my businesses, being a landlord, working on my next certification, trying to work out, and attempting a social life, I am ALWAYS on the go. A few thoughts on how to make healthy options throughout the week a little easierโ€ฆ



1. ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ: I canโ€™t emphasize this enough. For me it is usually Sundays or Mondays, because that is when I am home and free(ish), but it could be anywhere in your week that you can carve out an hour. I know this is challenging sometimes, but good things are always challenging, and I promise it will be worth it as your week goes on.


2. ๐”๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐œ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ: Guess what โ€“ frozen vegetables, pre-cut vegetables, pre-washed vegetables โ€“ still vegetables! Canned beans are ready to eat. Salad kits come pre-mixed with all the veggies. Fruit comes cut up. Carry out sections of the grocery stores usually have steamed vegetables ready to go. Utilize what works for you or your family, remembering that not everything needs to be made from scratch to provide nourishment.




3. ๐๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค: When you food prep or batch cook, think big picture โ€“ instead of making potatoes for a meal, make the whole bag. Roast two heads of broccoli instead of one. Instead of making two tacos for dinner, make a dozen and stick them in the fridge or freezer. If you like eating oatmeal for breakfast, make them all in the fridge at once or bake it and cut it into pieces. A few extra minutes up front saves a massive amount of time during the week and make sure you donโ€™t make other poor choices. (You might enjoy this baked oatmeal recipe!)


4. ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ: Get ones that you like in the sizes you need, especially for lunches and snacks. They donโ€™t need to be expensive or fancy. For example, I have 1/4 cup plastic ones from the dollar store. When I buy a bag of almonds, I immediately fill a bunch of them and ta-da, pre-protioned, grab-and-go snacks.



5. ๐†๐ซ๐š๐›๐›๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ: Fruit comes in itโ€™s own handy, transportable package. Utilize it! You can bake oatmeal or granola bars at home with very few ingredients and low cost. You can pre-portion nut butter or hummus into small containers to take with vegetables or whole grain crackers.


6. ๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐ฒ ๐’๐ฐ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ: Whole grain pasta instead of white. Beans instead of beef. Whole grain wraps or bread instead of refined ones. Low-sugar cereals instead of sugary ones. Soymilk instead of dairy. All the little swaps add up! You can also find replacement items for less-than-healthy choices. Right now, next to the berries and vegetables, my freezer has Trader Joeโ€™s burritos, cauliflower gnocchi, Aldiโ€™s cauliflower rice, and hash brown potatoes. There are healthy versions of your favorite easy foods โ€“ do your research, read labels, and ask questions!



7. ๐…๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐จ๐จ๐: Sometimes when you're in a pinch, you have to stop. Nourishing yourself is always the right choice! Avoid processed meats and cheeses and deep fried things. Salads are on most menus. Wheat rolls or shells are usually available. I like to find "build your own" options such as Subway, Chipotle, Core Life Eatery, Panera... I have also been known to order a vegetarian burrito on wheat with guacamole from Mighty Tacoโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒฎ You can usually find healthy options at Mexican or Asian places if you focus on vegetables, brown rice, and beans!


Is any of this helpful? Are there certain tips you would like to know more about?

Please comment and ask away! ๐Ÿ’š You can always send me an email, too, at steph@bewellwithsteph.com

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Cassandra Barrett
Cassandra Barrett
Sep 11, 2021

Love this post! Sometimes fast food is scary for me, but then I remember fueling with something is better than going hungry. If I don't see an option I like listed on the menu, I don't even ask about it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ but I'm realizing if I'm going to pay for my food .. I should order what I want!

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Steph Genco
Steph Genco
Sep 13, 2021
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Thank you!

Right, we tend to lump all "fast food" into one "unhealthy" category, but if we take a look at it, there are plenty of options that will give us nourishment. What's the difference between making a Mexican rice & bean bowl at home or getting one in a drive through - maybe a little more oil? NOT something to stress about!!

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