You’re on-the-go, and you need quality portable food to eat that’ll help you reach your fitness goals.
Well you’re in luck, because here are 4 great on-the-go fitness foods that hit the criteria above.
Let’s get right into them.
Protein bars are portable, filling, and easy to eat (CAREFUL: sometimes too easy).
When choosing a protein bar, keep some of these pointers in mind:
- Watch the sugar content. A lot of bars are packed with sugar and are just glorified candy bars.
- Watch out for sugar alcohols. A lot of protein bars claim they’re low sugar, and then pack the bars with sugar alcohols. Some sugar alcohols can raise blood sugar, and many can cause gastrointestinal distress. I just feel it’s weird to eat sugar alcohols and stay away myself.
- Go with bars that are sweetened naturally… with dates or some other kind of fruit.
Two of the best protein bars I’ve come across:
Protein shakes have the some of the same advantages as protein bars: they’re portable and easy to get down quick.
You can make your own protein shakes (recommended) or buy premade ones.
Be careful with premade shakes, as you can run into the same problems as bars (lots of sugar, fillers, artificial sweeteners, etc.)
High-quality whey with water or milk is an easy option.
You can also blend protein powder with other ingredients to make more filling and tastier shakes.
I like to use milk, a high quality protein powder, a banana, and peanut butter. I blend it all up and I’m ready to go. But the possibilities are really endless here.
Note: if you use any perishable ingredients you’ll need a way to keep the shake cold, like an insulated thermos or lunchbox.
You can find a high quality protein powder using Labdoor.
Jerky is great because it needs no refrigeration, it can’t melt or go bad, and it’s pretty high in protein.
But again, check the ingredients. Jerky can also be loaded with sugar, fillers, and other junk.
Another thing to look out for is soy. The jury is still out on soy, but I stay away myself… just not worth it.
I usually go with Epic Provisions.
Eggs are a great source of protein, they fill you up, and are chocked full of nutrients.
Sure, eggs have gotten some bad press (mostly due to fat and cholesterol content), but they can definitely be part of a sensible diet if you don’t overdo them.
For eggs to be portable you’ll have to hard-boil them. The easiest way to have hard-boiled eggs on hand is to “batch” them, or cook a bunch at one time and store them for later.
Tip: pair eggs with nuts or fruit for an even bigger boost.
And There You Have It.
Great on-the-go foods that’ll help you smash those fitness goals.