Eating on the GO in 2018

Protein Bar
 
Many of you have set new year’s resolutions that begin with a cleaner diet and healthier options am I right? Just because you forgot your healthy snack or lunch doesn’t mean you have to go down the road to the closest fast food restaurant and binge on a cheeseburger and fries. More and more gas stations, convenience stores, coffee shops and grocery stores have healthy pre-packaged snacks and lunch options. It’s all about thinking ahead on what you would do in that situation.
 
I know it is hard to believe but there are some healthy snacks at most gas stations:
  • Low Sugar Protein Bars (aim for under 10 grams of sugar and more than 15 grams of protein)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Greek Yogurt
  • String Cheese
  • Unsalted Nuts
  • Low Sodium Jerky and Turkey Jerky
     
                         
healthy snacks
 
Another quick stop that has plenty of options is a grocery store:
  • Salad Bar or Pre-made Salads
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Crackers and Lunch Meat
       
                     
 
If you plan on stopping for a mid day pick me up at your local coffee shop you could easily pick up a snack:
  • Yogurt
  • Egg Sandwiches
  • Oatmeal
  • Protein Packs
  • Hummus and Crackers
  • Nuts and Seeds
    
 
Finally connivence stores like Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid have good for you options as well:
  • Unsalted Nuts
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Small boxes of crackers
  • Low Sugar Protein Bars
 
 
Just be sure to pair the snack of your choice with water to stay hydrated.
 
 
Stocking your car glove box, backpack, locker and desk or work fridge with some healthy snacks is also a great idea!  That way when you are at work, school or out and about in town you won’t find yourself in a desperate situation.  
 
If you have any favorite go to snacks from local stores please feel free to share! 
 
 

 

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Meghan Ritchie

Meghan is a busy mom of two children, Holden 6 and Nora 4. She is the Program Coordinator, a Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach at Starting Line Health and Fitness. Health and fitness has always been a very important part of her life, and, in the past, to a fault. After struggling with her own health and fitness goals she learned quickly that life is all about balance. Nothing more drove that point home more than her children. She soon learned that it was possible to take care of her growing family and herself. When she took care of herself, she found herself taking better care of her family. She wants to share her success of raising a family and staying in great shape with those around her. She strives to show families how important it is for parents to be interested in their own wellness. Because through their interest in health and fitness their children can see first hand the importance of fueling and using their bodies in the right way! Meghan wishes to teach, help and coach people to achieve their fitness goals and improve their lifestyle by finding balance.

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