Healthy Eating on the Run

We are a culture on the run. If you are like most of us, you are usually busy running from here to there and everywhere. Our jobs, our hobbies, our families-running errands, getting exercise, getting things done, taking care of kids, taking care of ourselves-everything takes up so much time. So how do we eat healthy on the run? Here are a few quick tricks.

Make a big pot of soup ahead of time and put it in containers in the freezer. You can make it over the weekend, when you have some extra time. Then it’s really easy to take some out in the morning, let thaw during the day, and serve in the evening for dinner. It’s quick, easy, and very healthy.

Or you may be traveling during your busy day. If your only option is a convenience store, some of the healthiest things there are nuts and seeds. However, even with that in mind, a convenience store is not going to be an optimal place to find healthy food. So what is the best thing to do?

Take it with you.

Carry something healthy with you that you know you will like to eat or drink. Bring your own water bottle-fill it up before you leave home and fill it again along the way if you need to. And carry some healthy snacks, which might include a tortilla spread with almond butter, or a tortilla with egg salad rolled up in it. Try a burrito, or just a piece of fruit, like an apple or banana.

You can also make your own trail mix-Toss together some raw walnuts, raw almonds and raw pecans, along with raisins or dried cranberries or other dried fruits. You can also add Goji berries and maybe some pieces of cacao, which is the bean that chocolate comes from in its raw state. You can make a wonderful, personalized trail mix and just put some in ziplock bags for your family to grab on the run.

Have a healthy day!