I often get questions about healthy snacks or lunches people can bring to school or work. Eating healthy is not complicated, especially when you’re not at home or on the go. Here are some meals you can prep for school or work that are simple and convenient!
Smoothies are great to bring on the go with you because they are so portable. Make them in the morning or afternoon before you leave, and keep them in a reusable water bottle or other container. Perhaps keep it in a thermos or cooler to keep it cold, or if you have a fridge where you are going, like work, you can keep it in there!
2. Sandwiches and Wraps
These two things are perfect and healthy for lunches or dinners. You can make them quickly before you go, and all you have to add is hummus, mustard, cucumber, tomato, lettuce/spinach, or whatever else you want! You can store it in a ziplock bag or tupperware container.
3. Fruit and Nuts
If you’re going to school and work and know you may be hungry later on, pack some fruit or nuts! If you want fruit, cut up some strawberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc. Choose fruits that don’t turn brown after being out a while like apples and bananas do. Store them in a tupperware container. For nuts you can add cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, etc to a zip lock bag and keep with you or in a locker!
Salads are also an awesome thing for meal prep because when you’re making it the night before at dinner, you can put a tupperware container aside and make something for the next day. Here is an example of what I did for work. I knew I was going to be working an 8 hour shift on Saturday, so the night before while I was making dinner, I threw together a few things into a container and zip lock baggys and I was good to go!
Quinoa Salad: Cooked quinoa, spinach, broccoli, cucumber, walnuts, sunflower seeds
Balsamic Vinegar in a mini container
Green Smoothie: Bananas, spinach, peanut butter, water
Apple Lara Bar (vegan and delicious)
Nuts: Almonds, cashews, walnuts.