Healthy Fast Food

The most-common complaint from people who have a hard time eating healthy is the lack of convenience and the extra time it takes to prepare healthful meals. Many people see the fast-food restaraunt as the best option when you're on the go. Below are just a few ideas of items you can pick up in a flash at a grocery store or convenience store that help continue your healthy choices, even when you're pressed for time:

From the Grocery Store:

3 oz beef jerky (try to choose the lowest sodium content possible)

2 apples

1/4 cup almonds, cashews or other nuts

1 liter water


5 oz sliced turkey or other lunch meat

1 orange

2 cups mixed salad greens (one of those pre-cut bags is great and will probably last 2 meals)

1/4 cup peanuts

2 oz salad dressing

1 liter Gatorade Propel


From the Convenience Store: 

Quick and Easy: 

1 Balance Bar

1 sleeve of peanuts

1 liter of water 


3 oz beef jerky (lowest sodium again...I know it's basically impossible)

1 apple and 1 banana (if you're lucky and they have them by the counter)

1 sleeve sunflower seeds

1 unsweetened tea 


These are merely a template of a few simple ideas, but as you can see there are healthier options no matter where you might find yourself. Hopefully you can realize that time is never an excuse for unhealthy eating, and this will help you continue your healthy choices everyday. 



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Written by Jesse Woody   
Monday, 27 February 2006 11:06