I struggle to find the time to eat. Prepping food, eating food, it takes a lot of time that I just don’t have. However, I don’t always want to eat out or eat unhealthy food either. Which, when you’re on a time crunch is really easy to do. There are some foods, however, that I have found that work great when on the go and take little to no prep time. I also tend to live on a bunch of snacks, but I have found some quick meals that I’m able to make and take on the go.
1. Breakfast essentials
This stuff is my favorite. If I buy the powder, I can heat it up in the microwave, and it tastes just like hot chocolate except it has a bunch of vitamins in it as well. Not just sugar! It’s really fast to make, tastes great and easy to carry with you in a mug.
These are great to add to your bag when you just need something filling to eat. I will usually pair this with some other snacks and take them to class. This paired with fruit or some other portable food keeps me full for most of the day.
These make a fantastic lunch. I don’t really do anything fancy with them, just cut them open, add some salt then eat them with a spoon. A whole avocado is about three servings of fruit and 300 calories, practically making it a full meal.
4. Berries and Nuts
These make great snacks between meals. If you didn’t eat a very big lunch or had a wimpy meal during any time of the day, these are great for tying you over. I’m not someone who eats a lot but I’m also always hungry, so I usually keep some of these stashed away in my bag in case I get the munchies.
5. Whole Foods Protein Shake
So for this, I use a blender bottle, and I add 2 cups of whole milk, 4 tablespoons of chocolate milk powder then I’ll add either 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or 3 raw eggs. This drink mix has quite a few calories. It can be between 400 to 700 calories for the entire shake. This I use as a meal replacement if I don’t have the time to make something. Super helpful and saves me lots of time when I’m approaching deadlines.
6. Bags of Cereal
This is another excellent way to curb hunger between meals. Fill a baggie to the brim with your favorite cereal and snack on it throughout the day. A full bag usually lasts me till the end of the day and really keeps me going.
7. Protein Bars
This is another snack or a good meal replacement depending on what you feel you need. I like to keep these on hand, just in case I’m out and about and I need a quick bite. Depending on the brand you buy they work really well at keeping you full till your next meal.
These have become my go-to breakfast. I usually pair this with a croissant, and it will keep me full until I come home for lunch in-between classes. They are easy to carry, have little mess, and you can eat them while working which is something I’m looking for when I get hungry.
These are some of the things I eat throughout the day or when I feel pressed for time. Hopefully, you guys found this helpful. I know for me it took a while to find foods that work with my busy schedule. Good luck with your week and keep being busy!