It's simple to eat good, clean, whole foods at home.
The trick is when you aren't at home. What about when you're out and about? What if you're in a rush at work and only have a minute for a snack? What can you eat that's healthy?
If I'm anywhere near a supermarket, I'll eat my lunch out of the deli and the produce section. I can usually put together a perfect meal of lean meat and fruit for about $4.00. I'll usually have some almonds with me and add those also.
But lets say you don't have a supermarket handy, or if you are stuck at a desk all day. People always ask me what they can do for their mid afternoon snack – it's easy to have fruit with you, but what about protein?
Here are a few of my favorite "on the go" protein options:
Protein Pudding available at bodybuilding.com
Salmon Jerky available at wildsalmonjerky.com
Almonds available at any supermarket.
BONUS TIP: When I said it's simple to eat good whole foods at home, here is how to do that: A good idea is to cook three or four days worth of food at a time, and then set it up, pre-measured, in plastic containers. It saves time to do it all in batches like that, and then you don't have to do any thinking at all for a few days. Just pull out the meals and eat 'em!
By Josh Hillis
Author of How To Lose The Stubborn Seven Pounds: Take Your Body from Good to Rockstar.
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES),
Level 2 Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor (RKC2)