My Favorite Grab and Go Meals and Snacks

snack on the goHere’s a typical snack/meal (I rarely distinguish since most of my meals are small and modular) I can eat in the car, at the computer, or even while I’m working with a client: Broccoli and cauliflower, a hard boiled egg, a small V8 juice, a tangerine and roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds.

forrest and jenny

Here’s another: Applewood smoked almonds and English peas from the Farmer’s market with baby carrots.

devilled eggs and ants on a log

Still another: Deviled eggs made with Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil Hummus (instead of mayo) mustard and a tiny bit of honey paired with an old, often forgotten standby, ants on a log (made with almond butter).


This is my favorite smoothie: Whole milk, Whole fat plain Greek yogurt, frozen spinach or kale (more of this than any of the fruit), frozen bananas (I break them into pieces ziplock baggie them and throw them into the freezer when they start getting ripe), frozen blackberries and frozen mangoes.

NL sweet greens and the works

Two favorite made-to-order juices from New Leaf Markets (Whole Foods and most juice places make something similar) are “Sweet Greens” and “The Works”. For protein I’ll either get a decaf whole milk latte or eat an Rx Bar.

rx bars

As a rule, cut veggies combined with any protein source is going to make a terrific snack that is portable and requires no preparation. I’ve also grilled chicken breasts and beef patties, kept them in the fridge and simply put them in a baggie, sliding it out of the top of the baggie as I eat it to minimize the mess. Put that with an apple or a banana, and you’re covered for a few hours.

Eating on the run is very rarely a gourmet experience, but it can be easy and cheap. Most of all, it will keep you eating clean, no matter how busy your schedule is.

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