How I Eat On the Go
Thank you for all the kind comments regarding my Adjusting to Motherhood post. Routines or not… becoming a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me… even if it means missing a workout or two 😉 I wouldn’t trade my baby girl for the world.
I’ve gotten many many emails asking how I eat healthy while being so busy with motherhood and work and the blog.
For me, its all about planning and having the right foods in the house. If I don’t plan, its take out city for my husband and I.
I thought I would give you all a list of my staple foods that I always have in my house, and how I eat them for quick on the go meals.
On the go food essentials
Cottage cheese – I buy 2% fat cottage cheese (I’m not a fan of any sort of fat-free product). I can eat this with just about anything. In a wrap, on a salad, on toast with cinnamon, in oatmeal,
Soy Crisps – My favorite brand of soy crisps are the Trader Joe’s brand. My favorite way to eat is this is to take a huge handful of BBQ Soy Crisps scoop it in cottage cheese, with some cut up veggies and fruit on the side.
Hummus – I like to make hummus quesadillas. I take a whole wheat tortilla, spread a thick layer of hummus on it, then a tiny amount of chopped onions, and some low-fat cheddar cheese. Then heat it up on the stove until the inside in nice and melty, and the outside is toasty. No meal would be complete without several dashes of Texas Pete!
Pistachios – Did you know that you can eat 30 pistachios for only 100 calories? Not only do I love pistachios, but I like how long it takes me to eat them. Pistachios are the perfect mindful snack. I have to take my time and get the shell off, versus the handfuls of peanuts or almonds that can be quickly shoveled in my mouth.
Turkey deli meat – Every week we buy turkey from the deli. If I’m really pressed for time, I’ll throw together a quick sandwich. I’m pretty basic when it comes to sandwich making. I my favorite wheat bread, and use low-fat mayo, and slice of cheddar, a few slices of turkey, and tons of pickles.
Tuna Salad – I don’t know why, but every time my husband goes grocery shopping he comes home with about 10 cans of tuna. He was buying so much we were building up a serious supply. We now have fresh tuna salad made in the fridge at all times. In my tuna, I use a little low-fat mayo, pickle relish, chopped onion, chopped celery, and a little dijon mustard. Its perfect for my soy crisps or to make a quick one bread sandwich.
Whole Wheat bread – I only buy Martin’s Whole Wheat Potato Bread. It’s my favorite. Not only does it taste delicious, but it has 70 calories and 4 grams of fiber per slice.
Olives – I love olives!! I like to buy the big jumbo olives. If I’m hungry for a little snack, these are perfect and they satisfy any salty cravings I may have.
Greek Yogurt – I know there’s many many brands of greek yogurt, but I do have my favorite. Like I mentioned earlier, I’m not a fan of fat-free foods, so I don’t like the fat-free greek yogurts. My favorite greek yogurt is 2% Fage. To me, the creamy taste is worth the 40 extra calories 🙂 I’m VERY simple when it comes to how I eat this. All I do is mix 1/2 cup of Nature’s Path granola. To me, it’s perfect meal.
Peanut Butter Toast – I never eat a cold PB sandwich. It has to be toasted so the peanut butter can melt. And it takes me longer to eat because I have two pieces of bread to go through 🙂
Dove Dark Chocolate Promises – No meal is complete without a little chocolate! I love dark chocolate and Dove is my favorite. I always have one after lunch and dinner… sometimes even after breakfast.
There’s plenty of other foods I eat, for quick grab and go items, these are my staples.
Question of the Day?
What is your favorite quick go to meal?