A Nutritious Meal: On the Go (…and On the Cheap)!

cream of wheat

I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel like I am always rushing around and eating on the go.  I really do attempt to be mindful of what I eat and I pay close attention to my portion size.  Unfortunately, I find that I just do not have the kind of time to do a lot of cooking.  So, here is a quick idea (which I have been eating constantly lately) which you can do quickly and inexpensively.

Before leaving for work, I measure out:

  • 3 TBSP Cream of Wheat
  • 1 C. Milk (you can use any type of milk that you like: cow, almond, coconut, soy, etc.)
  • Fresh Fruit

I throw the Cream of Wheat into a re-usable container, pour the milk into a travel mug, and bag up whatever fruit I have on hand.  It takes about 2 minutes to heat up the Cream of Wheat in the microwave (just add 3/4 c. of milk, heat for one minute, stir, heat an additional 45 seconds).  Be sure to avoid heating anything contained in plastic in the microwave…personally I keep a glass Pyrex bowl at work for this purpose.  Finally, I add the fruit and…yum!  A delicious, nutritious, low-calorie meal which takes about 2 minutes to pack, 2 minutes to prepare, and costs less than $3.00!

Some good “on the go” snack options include:

  • Raw Almonds
  • String Cheese
  • Yogurt (greek varieties pack more protein)
  • Fruit/Veggies
  • Hummus and Veggies
  • Protein Bars

*BE PREPARED…having a snack/meal handy when hunger strikes will help you to avoid choosing a less healthy option in a moment of desperation!

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