Healthy On The Go
Good health for you and your family is as close as the kitchen. With planning, you can avoid such traps as skipping breakfast or ordering high-salt, high-fat lunches at a drive-through restaurant. There are endless ways for putting together quick and easy meals that will satisfy your appetites and provide the nutritional balance needed throughout the day.
With the convenience of wraps, smoothies, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and leftovers from the previous night, you can boost your energy, clear your thinking and charge through the day without feeling unfocused, tired and jittery. Eating well is essential for maintaining a healthy weight and well-being.
Paying A Penalty
When you make the mistake of skipping meals or choosing such nutrient-poor foods that you a aren’t giving your body what it needs, you pay a price. You may actually gain weight because your body goes into starvation mode. Your metabolism slows down to conserve energy, which means fewer calories will be burned.
“When you go for long periods without a meal or snack, you feel a drop in energy, a reduced ability to concentrate, irritability and even some shakiness,” says Adrienne Hartley, dietitian at the Hy-Vee in Springfield, Missouri.
The cure is simple. Prep fresh, wholesome food ahead of time for grab-and-go meals.
Jump-start your household with these easy take-along breakfast ideas.