We are all busy so how do some people manage to never gain weight and still eat good while taking care of their kids and working all day? Believe it or not, it is not hard eating clean while on the run. Follow these 5 tips below to help you. I am even going to give you a “bar snack” recipe to help you out.
1). First and most important you have to prepare. Pick one day a week to get your food ready for the week. You don’t have to cook everything, just make sure it is in the house. Cook enough food for the first three days. No, what you are going to have for each meal and for snacks. The “Daily Burn” has lots of great ideas for food prep.
2) Make it simple. I will make it easy for you, just eat real food (JERF). It’s not hard to cook up some chicken, fish, or grass-fed beef. It’s not hard to cut up vegetables, am I right? Of course, I am! Get lots of glass bowls, peel and cut the veggies, wash and chop the greens. Cut up some fruit or I buy mostly frozen fruit because it last longer. I take out a handful of organic berries (I get a big bag of these at Costco) and put them in a bowl of cold water to thaw. I do fix my meat on Sundays or put it in baggies with some type of marinate so it’s ready to cook.
3) Take it with you in a glass bowl. Yes, the same foods you eat for your meals. A snack is just another 300 plus calorie meal.
4) If you are on the road with no food stop at a supermarket (a healthy one if you can find one). Most stores have salad bars or you can pick up individually packaged fruits and veggies.
5) if you do have to stop at a fast food restaurant pick a grilled option, get a baked potato with some vegetables on it or a salad with vinaigrette dressing.
Here is an easy recipe for healthy bars that doesn’t have nuts and taste great! Enjoy!
[yumprint-recipe id=’2′]Where ever you are, remember these three things, you have to watch the portion size, try to eat carbs, protein, and fats together, and don’t eat processed foods.
What tips do you have for eating clean while on the run?