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Ever leave your house in the morning for work and not pack a lunch because you didn’t have time or leftovers? Or get home in the evening and have no energy or time to make a meal? 

And if so, then did you either not eat, or make poor food choices that you later regretted?

You’re not alone! A lot of us work in a fast paced world where hustle and grind is the norm, and food prep has taken a hit because of it. 

Yet if we don’t take the time to plan for quality meals, and we consistently skip to the low protein  refined foods drenched in inflammatory oils, we will start to have less than ideal energy, digestion, and body composition (unwanted fat storage). Not to mention symptoms and eventually sickness.

So what is one way to help avoid these habits of skipping a meal or going for the fast food option? Aside from restructuring your day, we love having “back up meals”. 

Here are some ideas we love…

First and foremost, always have a protein on hand:

  • Sausages (Paleo Chicken and Grassfed beef both at Costco) – add sauerkraut, eggs, or  and any leftover veggie or starch (potatoes or rice)
  • Eggs – make them however and add avocado, hummus, or any leftover veggie.
  • Freezer meals to heat up or make fast – chili, soup, sausages, ground beef, Trifecta, Factor 75
  • Chomps sticks – eat 3 to get close to 30g protein
  • Organic Sliced deli turkey or chicken
  • Salami

Then pick a low prep fiber to have on hand:

  • Fruit – berries, green tip banana, apples
  • Carrots
  • Bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Sauerkraut 
  • Avocados (keep in fridge to last longer)

So have at least 1-2 of these from each category on hand (in the fridge or freezer) at ALL TIMES. And even if you don’t have these on hand, you can go to your closest grocery store and find a majority of them to make an “adult lunchable”, aka a charcuterie board meal.

Lastly, to avoid more of these situations, take advantage of your weekend times to prep things like ground beef or chicken, chicken thighs, a mixture of veggies you enjoy, rice, potatoes, etc. And make a LOT of them so you have leftovers that spill into your week!

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