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As moms, we are always on the go. Even in our own home we are running from dishes to wiping bottoms, to emails and back to dishes again. There’s a rare and sweet opportunity when we sneak off to our favorite hiding place, which lasts about 1 minute before we hear a disaster brewing. Eating healthy is difficult being so busy, so here are:
5 ways to eat healthier on the go:
Focus on What You Can Grab: Fill your fridge with healthy items you can grab. These are things like fresh-cut fruit, protein shakes and juices, apples or cheese sticks. I personally love these Odwalla Juices, the Groovin Greens Fruite and Veggie drink because its straight up clean and pure. Drinking vitamins is one of your best choices for grabbing something healthy on the go. Check out what is in these: juice of 2 1/3 apples – juice of 1 3/4 cups of cucumber – juice of 1 cup of kale – juice of 1 cup of spinach – plus 3 other juices. There’s no added sugar, vegan, Gluten free, pasteurized and Non-GMO. The overall calorie count is great too because just eating an apple is over 100 calories, so you can drink all these amazing vitamins for about the same. Inhaling nutrients and vitamins is so important. You want to nourish in no time with something that tastes good, so I chose these as a super easy-to-grab healthy item! You can also save $1 on your next purchase of in-store fresh cut fruit when you buy any TWO (2) Odwalla 15.2 fl. oz. (You’ll receive a print out coupon at the register.). Offer ends 10/31/2017.
Create a Snack Basket or Drawer: Designate one basket or drawer in your fridge or kitchen for healthy snacks. You have to be able to grab it and throw it in your purse or diaper bag in a matter of five seconds, or it won’t happen. If snacks have a designated place, you are more likely to fill it with healthy items. The kids like to see what I pack in the snack basket too, and they know they can grab baggies out of there. A basket is easy to take out and fill, then put back in, but the drawer works well too! Sometimes I do more trail mix, crackers or satsumas that I don’t necessarily want cold, so I keep the basket on the counter.
Make Your Own Snack Packs: Taking some time to actually package your snacks together really helps, and for some reason, it makes me more excited about my snacks. Maybe because it brings me back to my lunchbox days. I grab things like cheese sticks, hard-boiled eggs, trail mix and fruit at the grocery store. Then, I bag my food in baggies, so I can just grab the bags with my Odwalla Groovin Greens and throw them in my purse or lunch box.
Get an Adult Lunchbox: This is my favorite part. I looked on Amazon for some adult lunch boxes, and there are some really fun items you can find. Having my own lunch box is kinda fun, it motivates me to fill it with healthy things, and it just helps me stay organized with all the kid snacks and gear I have to haul around.
Know What Healthy Fast Food Looks Like: Lastly, we all know that being able to pack healthy isn’t always an option. Sometimes you literally have to run out the door. For snacks on-the-go, it’s difficult to run in the grocery store with kids in tow. I have some staples at drive through stops that I know are healthy. Always chose salads, smaller meals, water and sides of fruit if you can. Ultimately you want to stop in Grocery stores, rather than a drive through. The Odwalla Groovin Greens are in almost all the grocery stores, I grab mine at either Safeway or Albertsons, so even if I forget to pack it, I can buy it. At grocery stores go for the pre-cut fresh fruit, hummus and crackers, string cheese, turkey lunch meat or other quick and healthy choices like those.