Life is busy! Some days there’s just no time to sit down to eat. But that’s no excuse to skip a meal. Eating regular meals and snacks is vital to maintaining a healthy weight, feeling alert, and keeping healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range.
When your commitments are scheduled back-to-back, prepare one of these 4 quick and healthy grab-and-go meals:
1. Pita Pocket Salad
Pita pockets are on of the ultimate grab-and-go meals! With the right ingredients on hand, you can make this satisfying sandwich in under three minutes! Here how:
- Open the pita into a pocket
- Stuff with fresh salad greens
- Throw on a lean source of protein, such as sliced chicken breast or tofu cubes
- Top with a healthy dressing, such as tzatziki, hummus, or guacamole
2. Hard Boiled Eggs and Veggies
Eggs are a rich stash of nutrients, including protein, choline, iron, and vitamins A and D. When you hard boil them, you get a satisfying, portable meal item. Pair hardboiled eggs with fresh vegetable sticks, such as carrots and cucumbers, for added fibre, vitamins, and minerals.
3. Oatmeal Parfait Mason Jars
Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast—although it sure makes a good one! Make oatmeal one of your go-to grab-and-go meals by stocking your fridge with oatmeal parfait mason jars. Simply combine these ingredients in a bowl:
- ¾ cup Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp. chia or flax seeds
- 2 tbsp. soy milk
Pour half into a jar, then top with 2/3 cup fresh or frozen berries, and the remaining oat mixture. Store in the refrigerator until you need a meal on-the-go.
4. PGX Protein Shake
Protein drinks are one of the easiest ways to satisfy hunger while commuting or running errands in your vehicle. Try this recipe for Nut Butter Chocolate Smoothie. It’s made with *PGX® Satisfast™ Rich Chocolate, which contains natural source whey protein.
No matter where you eat, make sure all your meals supply enough protein and fibre to keep you full and on track.
*Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX®. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX®.