Food On The Go

Sometimes I just can’t find the time to make my meals and usually it results in eating out and/or something stupid – but it doesn’t need too! There are lots of healthy choices out there that are quick, convenient and take little or no time to prepare – sometimes it just requires a little shopping and thinking. Keep in mind a lot of these pre-packaged food choices cost more then doing it yourself, but if you don’t have the time sometimes it is worth the bit of extra money to have someone package it for you! So I have created a list of food items, I will put the calorie information as I know it but keep in mind it does vary from brand to brand. There are tons of options out there, these are just foods I eat often (I have provided links to some of my favourite brands, but there are lots different brands out there offering similar products.) – be creative, walk down every isle of the store and look at all your quick options! The key is to just be creative!

You could eat any of these as snack or mix and match as a meal!

  1. instant oatmeal (120 calories) – comes in all different flavours (calories do vary)
  2. kozy shack rice pudding cups – no sugar added (90 calories) – they also have tapioca (90 calories), chocolate (90 calories) and butterscotch (80 calories)
  3. del monte fruit cups (50-100 calories)
  4. jell-o sugar free cups (10 calories)
  5. jello-o sugar free pudding cups (60)
  6. source yogurt cups (40-60 calories) – I really love the dessert flavours! There are lots of other yogurt cups out there, the bigger they are the more calories, also have a look for fat free
  7. unsweetened apple sauce cup (50 calories)
  8. 7 melba toast – round ones (70 calories)
  9. 1 ryvita crispbread (40-80 calories)
  10. rice crackers (80-100 calories)
  11. kraft thin cheese slice (40 calories)
  12. can of regular tuna (90-140 calories)
  13. ocean’s tuna snackit (190 calories) also comes in salmon and a couple other tuna flavours
  14. mini can of flavoured tuna (100-180 calories)
  15. canned soup (70-200 per half cup calories) – look for lower calorie options like campbells healthy request or primo, chicken and vegetable will be lower in calories then clam chowder – just pick your soup wisely!
  16. Lipton Cup-A-Soup (50-80 calories)
  17. chewy quaker granola bars (100 calories)
  18. nature valley sweet and salty bar (160-170 calories)
  19. sun-rype fruitsource bar (with and without veggies) (130 calories)
  20. canned muscles/oysters (140-200 calories)
  21. canned sardines (170-200 calories)
  22. cottage cheese, half cup skim (90 calories)
  23. 100 calorie pack, like thinsations, chips, rice cakes (100 calories)
  24. rice cakes – plain and flavoured (30-60 calories per large cake)
  25. 14 mini rice cakes (100 calories)
  26. cheese string or stick (60-90 calories)
  27. popcorn – smart pop mini bag (100 calories) w/ popcorn seasoning
  28. beef jerkey – 1 large piece (80 calories)
  29. sliced deli meat, chicken or turkey 1 slice (approx. 10-20 calories depends on thickness)
  30. sliced veggies (calories are low and vary) with 1tbsp light dressing (20 calories), cucumber, celery, peppers are all very low, carrots are higher
  31. piece of fruit: apple (80 calories), orange (60 calories), banana (100 calories), peach (60 calories), 1 cup grapes (100 calories)
  32. boiled egg (70-80 calories) – I usually boil them when I am in the shower, make a few at a tim; they last forever in the fridge!
  33. 2 tbsp hummus (40-60 calories)
  34. quaker oatmeal to go bar (200 calories) – I find these really filling
  35. pre packaged smoked salmon 2oz (50-60 calories)
  36. pre packaged cooked small shrimp 2oz (30-50 calories)
  37. (I hope to keep adding to this)

This list could go on and on – take an hour go to the store and just walk up and down every isle, it is amazing the food items you can find that are quick and low in calories. Some of these foods will take a few seconds to put in a bag or a container but you could have your lunch/dinner/breakfast/snacks packed in under 5 minutes – just mix and match and be creative! Pair you can of tuna with some crackers, veggies, and a cup of soup! The options are endless once you start thinking about it.

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