Healthy Eating On The Go
5 Healthy On The Go Tips To Help Carry You Through The Work Week
Eating right throughout a busy work week can be difficult. We understand it is hard to make healthy decisions when balancing work and family. Sometimes you may be so busy you reach for the closest item in reach. Well, the days of hitting up the vending machine in between meetings are over.
Here are five easy tips to make your week a lot healthier:
Use Sunday to Get Ahead
Plan out your meals every Sunday. Write out a grocery list and stick to it at the grocery store. When you get home chop up and wash all veggies and fruit, so they are ready to go when needed!
- Invest in Tupperware
Tupperware containers are perfect for busy schedules. Put all your prepped food in them for the week. You can store and freeze any leftovers you may have, or bring them to work the next day!
- Try to Avoid Processed Foods
Processed foods are anything that comes in a bag, box, or can. We know it is easy to reach for a bag of potato chips over a piece of fruit. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store to avoid buying processed foods.
- Snack Smart!
Prepare healthy snacks to take to work with you. Snacks such as nuts, a piece of fruit, cheese and crackers, or a granola bar are great items to help to curb your hunger in between meals.
Here is one of my favorite healthy snack recipes: Apple cookies
- Avoid Fried Foods
If you find yourself having to resort to the drive thru, avoid fried food. There are various other options that are healthy and will keep you on track. Instead of fried, order grilled, or baked chicken. Opt out of the French fries for a baked potato, or side salad. Take time to read the menu and do not be afraid to ask for substitutions.
Take advantage of the healthy options that UNH Dining Services can provide. Eat healthy while you’re at work!