6 Tips for Eating Healthy Food on the Go

Something I get asked a lot is how to eat healthily on the go. And the truth is, it's not always easy. But there are some steps you can take to help when on the road or eating out.

1. Prep like a boss 👨🏻‍🍳

If you follow me on social media or you use The Body Coach App, you won't be surprised that this one is top of the list.

Preparation is key when it comes to eating well and good organisation in the kitchen is essential to fuelling your body and burning fat. It's time to ditch those ready-made sandwiches, meal deals and pasta pots. Healthy, home-made nutritious meals that are high in protein and healthy fats are going to be much better fuel for your body, so let's get cooking.

  • Top tip: Up your meal prep game and stock up on plenty of food containers to hold all your tasty, home-made meals.

2. Snacks 🥑

Snacking is often where people go wrong when it comes to eating good food on the go. If you're running around and you've had a busy day, it's easy to grab a muffin from the coffee shop or raid the vending machine for a bar of chocolate for a quick energy fix. So my advice is to eat three nutritious, filling and healthy meals each day, which will reduce the urge to snack.

But when your energy levels are low and you do need something to keep you going, try some of these healthier snack alternatives to keep you on track for a win:

  • Handful of nuts
  • An apple, banana or a handful of fresh berries
  • Half an avocado
  • Greek yoghurt
  • One of the amazing snack recipes from The Body Coach App

3. Don't skip meals ⏰

Try not to skip meals throughout the day. Even when I haven't prepped, I always aim to eat three nutritious meals and a couple of small snacks if I need them. Eating plenty of good food will keep your body fuelled throughout the day and it will also prevent you from snacking on junk, fast foods. You'll also be less likely to raid the cupboards in the evening.

4. Winging it 👀

Sometimes we get so busy that we don't get a chance to prep or we simply forget to grab our lunch out of the fridge. But there's always a healthier option when you're on the go or eating out.

Choose something with lean protein to keep you full like grilled chicken, steak, fish or tofu with a big salad or leafy greens. If I've smashed a workout, I'll add carbs to help top up my energy levels. If I haven't trained, I reduce the carbs and go for healthy fats. Try to avoid processed foods and aim for healthy, whole foods that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Here's a few healthier options you can grab on the go at most supermarkets:

  • Ready-to-eat protein: boiled eggs, cooked chicken breast, smoked salmon, tinned tuna, etc.
  • Healthy fats: nuts, cheese, avocado, seeds
  • Carbs: packet rice or grains, wholemeal roll
  • Snacks: fruit, rice cakes, Greek yoghurt, carrots and houmous

5. Hydration 💧

I always talk about drinking plenty of water, but it really is one of the easy wins for a healthier, leaner body. When you consume the correct amount of water for your body, some of the key benefits include; healthier skin, healthier teeth and bones, improved digestion and increased fat metabolism.

I try to carry a water bottle with me at all times to remind me to stay hydrated.

6. Don't give yourself a hard time 💙

If you do have a day where you struggle to hit your food goals or you don't manage to workout, don't worry about it. We all have those days. Tomorrow is a new day to get back in control. So smash your HIIT session, prep your lunch like a boss and get back on it.

You've got this!

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