The other day in one of our live calls, Rock Your Life member Shakara D. mentioned how tough it was to stay on track with her nutrition while she and her family were in the middle of moving into a new home.
As someone who has moved quite a few times myself, I could totally relate to what she was saying, and so could lots of other Rockstars.
So I set out to write down all of my top resources in one place because….
…it’s not just moving that knocks us off our game.
Think business travel…busy seasons…re-adjusting to school schedules…
….there are so many things that can throw a wrench in even our best-laid eating plans.
That’s why I created this Healthy Eating Shortcuts Guide, full of super-handy, super-helpful time-saving tips, tools and shortcuts for keeping your nutrition game strong when life starts throwing you curve balls.
Please add to it in the comments below, and share this post – I’d love to learn your resources and ideas too!
Healthy Shortcuts for Food Delivery
When life gets extra hectic, it can be incredibly helpful to take advantage of home delivery services that will bring food right to your door. Here are some of my favorite shortcuts for food delivery.
Nationwide Meal Delivery: Sun Basket
Certified organic, non-GMO produce; sustainably-sourced meats and seafood; recipes that are designed to be easy and delicious - there's a lot to love about Sun Basket!
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Local Food Delivery: InstaCart
Save your time for what you *want* to do by getting your groceries delivered to you the very same day you order them by a friendly InstaCart shopper! I use this service about once a month, and I'm always glad to have it as a backup.
Grass-Fed Meats: Butcher Box
I'm always on the hunt for the best QUALITY for the best VALUE. This is my #1 go-to for getting both. This is a great company that treats their customers right.
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Healthy Seafood: Vital Choice
Such a fan of high quality seafood. Sometimes it's hard to get a good deal on the best quality depending on where you live. I invite you to check these guys out, this is where I've been getting mine. They made a special deal for my readers actually.
Use the code BETTY17 to get 10% off of the freshest, healthiest fish and seafood around!
Healthy Shortcuts for Protein Bars
When time allows, I love making my own healthy protein snacks like Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins or Superfood Chocolate Protein Energy Bars. But when that's not an easy option, these pre-packaged protein bars offer smart, delicious alternatives.
Core Meal Whey Bars
I love these simple-yet-delicious bars because they're made with real food and organic ingredients. You can tell it's a good one when it doesn't last on the shelf for 3 years because of all the preservatives lol. This one you'll want to keep refrigerated.
Most of the Rise Bars only have 3 whole food ingredients - and they're also super yummy! I love their quality and simplicity - and of course the taste!
These "No B.S." bars really live up to their claim - minimal, high-quality ingredients. They use egg white protein, which is a great option if you can't do whey.
Craving a savory protein-rich snack? With choices like Turkey, Beef, and Bison, these Epic Bars are perfect on-the-go servings of protein for times when you want to sidestep the sweet.
Best Protein Powders
Protein powder is an easy, convenient way to get an extra serving of protein - especially if you’re on the go or out of time to cook.
An easy way to add an extra boost of on-the-go protein in no time at all is to add this virtually flavorless collagen powder to your tea, smoothie, or baked goods. Collagen can also boost your hair, skin, nails, and joints - talk about a fabulous bonus!
Nutiva Hemp Protein
Prefer a plant-based protein? This is my go-to! Blend it into your green smoothie to round it out into a complete meal -
Morelli Fit Grass-Fed Whey
This whey protein is of the highest quality - using whey protein isolate from 100% grass-fed cows. It's also sweetened with stevia, so you don't have to worry about added sugars if you're using this -
Warrior Food Vegan Protein
I love this company because they not only carefully source their ingredients but they also care about the impact their products have on the environment - the containers are 100% recyclable! 🙂
Jay Robb Egg White Protein
Do you eat eggs? Want an alternative to whey? This is a great option for you! I love so many of Jay Robb's products, but this one is my favorite. I've used it in so many ways, like making protein bars, and it's always a win!
Protein Travel Packs
Pro Tip: Measure servings of your protein of choice into Ziploc bags, then store the bags in your shaker cup. Makes for a super-portable, super-convenient protein snack no matter where you go - just add water!
Portable Juice Powder
Here are my favorite powders to boost my nutrient intake when I can't get fresh produce.
Organifi Green Juice
This is my absolute favorite substitute for fresh greens - it has a delicious flavor (like minty green tea) and blends so well with just water. You can also add it to smoothies or baked good for an extra boost of greens.
Organifi Red Juice
Organifi does it again! Delicious and convenient just like its green cousin, the Red juice boasts the benefits and antioxidants of acai, beets, pomegranate, and berries.
Healthy Shortcuts for Portable Snacks
Jilz Gluten Free Crackers
Jilz makes some amazing gluten free and paleo-friendly crackers - I love bringing these with me when I'm traveling or running errands.
Sprout Organic Baby Food Packets
I always have one or two of these in my bag - especially when I'm traveling by plane. I usually grab the ones with some sort of greens in the mix to get an additional serving of veggies...super important when you're traveling.
Healthy On-the-Go Tools
Here are a couple helpful on-the-go tools that I use.
Blender Bottle Shaker Cup
Whether I want to take a smoothie with me when I run errands or travel with portioned protein powder in Ziplock bags, my shaker cup is always by my side.
Going on vacation? Pack a Nutribullet in your suitcase! This portable, powerful blender is perfect when you want to stay on track while you're out of town.
Helpful Articles for Travel and On-the-Go
All of these articles contain great information to use while traveling, eating out, while you’re sick, during an injury, or just when life gets busy.
- How to Eat Healthy While Traveling and Order at Restaurants:
This article is awesome to help you think through travel strategies and ordering out while keeping it healthy.
- How to Travel Healthy & Avoid Getting Sick
Learn some of my best strategies for staying well on the go.
- How to Train when You're Sick or Injured: when you’re traveling or in the middle of a move, this post is great because it helps you focus on getting your nutrition without stressing about working out - how to take care of your body
- Menu Surfing
My quintessential mental framework for navigating any restaurant menu.
I'd love to hear from you - tell me your favorite Healthy Eating Shortcuts!
Leave a comment below, and share your best time-saving hacks for keeping your nutrition game on point when life gets crazy busy.
What works for you might work for someone else, too - we can all learn from each other!
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