Being on the go as much as I am means that healthy eating doesn’t just “happen.” It requires planning and perseverance. Even if I plan to eat cheese and crackers, a banana, peanut butter with celery sticks, and yogurt with blueberries and granola, that doesn’t mean that I’ll have those foods available to me at work or in the car unless I bring them with me. Even then, eating a jar of peanut butter in one sitting isn’t going to help me get to my goal weight. My solution is to pack the right portions and have foods conveniently available to me.
The various images above show how simple it is to portion and pack foods attractively. The plastic container has two servings of fruit, a serving of vegetables, a protein, a fat, three carbohydrates, and a dairy. In the center of it all you’ll see an ice pack to keep everything cold.
I love using the silicone cupcake molds as dividers in the yogurt to keep the granola crunchy until it’s time. It also makes for easy clean-up as a carrier for cheese or peanut butter.
How do you package and portion your foods?
- 12 Healthy Brown Bag Lunch Foods for the Fridgeless Workplace (wisebread.com)
- Afternoon Snack (needlesspounds.com)
- Healthy Snack Ideas from Chiquita (chiquitabananas.com)