Best Foods for a Mom On-the-Go

Hey momma! I bet you can relate to this scenario: You’ve had an early morning getting the kids ready for school, dropped them off, and headed straight to work. Around 3pm, it’s time to pick the kids up and run to dance and softball practice before heading home to eat dinner and do it all over again the next day. With busy days like that, how do you stay in tune with your nutritional goals and not reach for the easy, over-processed snack? Today, I’d like to share my favorite options for a mom on-the-go!

  • Overnight Oats - This is a great meal to break your fast in the morning. Simply choose your base (milk, water, yogurt), mix with fruit of your choice, and add oatmeal! Prepare this the night before in a Mason jar and grab it with a spoon on your way out the door. So delicious!

  • Mason Jar Salads - Like the overnight oats, these salads are placed in a Mason Jar. Add your lettuce, veggies, seeds, and protein the night before and set out your dressing. On your lunch break, grab the jar, dump in the dressing, and shake! Eat directly from the jar or dump it out onto a plate. Easy, compact, and nutritious!

  • Tuna and Other Packaged Meat - I don’t know about you, but I love the packaged tuna that can be eaten directly from the package. Not only do I get a great source of protein, it can be eaten with the rest of my lunch or as a stand alone snack.

  • Protein Shakes and Bars - These are great to prepare in the morning before the rush out the door. Throw in your favorite powder (mine is NLA for Her), some collagen peptides for an extra boost of protein, fruit, veggies, ice, and water and blend! If you don’t have access to a blender, grab a protein bar that has plenty of macronutrients and low sugar! You’ll soon be on your way with a nutritious meal in hand.

  • Hard Boiled Eggs - Hard boiled eggs are another great source of protein for on the go. Shell before you eat them or after cooking, and pop them in your mouth when you feel hunger rising.

  • Nuts - Almonds, peanuts, cashews, and other nuts are great sources of Omega-3 fats needed in an healthy lifestyle. They provide a quick boost of energy, without taking much time for a busy lady like yourself!

  • Fruits and Veggies - I cannot stress the importance of healthy carbs enough! Pack an apple, an assortment of berries, green beans, and carrots in your bag and you will curb hunger in a healthy way. Add on a side of yogurt or hummus for a further boost!

As a mom on-the-go, there isn’t a whole lot of time during the day to sit down to prep and enjoy a meal. By planning ahead and incorporating some of the ideas into your daily meal plan, you will be able to stick to your goals and lead a healthy lifestyle for your kiddos! If you’re looking for more ideas, check out my site to see the supplements I incorporate daily, my recipe guide, or register for my next online bootcamp!



Nutrition, Healthy LivingJenny Mire