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10 Healthy And Portable Meals You Can Eat On The Go

10 Healthy And Portable Meals You Can Eat On The Go

We don’t always have enough time to eat meals at home, but that doesnt mean that we shouldnt eat healthy, even when we’re at work. These healthy and portable meals are good because:

  • They are full of vitamins.

  • They have plenty of protein.

  • You will feel full after eating them — meaning you’ll crave less food.

So if youre one of us busy folks, make sure to try some of these healthy and portable meals. Pack them in tupperware or in mason jars and take them on the go. You won’t regret it.

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1. Start your morning right with bacon and eggs

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    Bacon and eggs is a meal that’s easy to love. Its easy to make, and you can pack it and bring with you to eat it on the go. It has plenty of protein, which you need to get through the long day at work. On top of it all, after eating it, your tummy will stop craving food for a while. If you need to keep your bacon and eggs fresh for a longer period of time, you can use a mason jar.

    2. Olive bread: it’s healthier than you think!

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      Olive bread is amazing if youre a fan of salty food. It consists of spinach, cheese, roasted peppers, and, of course, olives. If you want to lead a healthy lifestyle even through youre constantly on the go, remember to pack some olive bread with you.

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      3. Looking for portable pizza? Try roasted cheese and tomato calzones

      Best Healthy Meals You Can Eat On the Go

        This type of calzone is easy to make and it has an amazing taste. At the same time, it is still very healthy and portable. The ingredients youll need are tomato sauce, cheese, and a simple dough. Roll the dough like pizza and put tomato sauce and cheese on one half. Fold the dough over the sauce and cheese and close the ends with your fingers. Bake it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes (or more, depending on the size) and youre good to go.

        4. Waffles: a winning breakfast

        Best Healthy Meals You Can Eat On the Go

          Waffles are one of those meals that are quickly made and are really tasty. They can actually be quite healthy if you eat them with fruit. Youll need to warm a waffle iron before you begin. Then, in one bowl mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In the other bowl, you should beat together milk and a few eggs. Mix the both bowls together. Spoon the mixture onto the greased waffle iron and cook until it reaches a golden brown color.

          5. Quick and easy breakfast cereal

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          Best Healthy Meals You Can Eat On the Go

            If you really want to lead a healthy lifestyle, you can try some healthy cereals with milk. If you want to eat your meal on the go, just put your cereal and milk in separate mason jars and bring a bowl and spoon so you can combine and eat them when youre ready.

            6. Our Japanese favorite: Sushi

            Best Healthy Meals You Can Eat On the Go

              Sushi is high in nutrients and easy to eat on the go. First, roll fish, rice, and sliced carrots (or veggies of your choice) in nori. Then, slice the roll and put the pieces in a mason jar with some soy sauce. Now, youre ready to bring them with you.

              7. Looking for a healthy dessert? Try choco-bananas

              Best Healthy Meals You Can Eat On the Go

                Bananas are full of vitamin B and minerals, making them an ideal food for your healthy lifestyle. Try putting two sliced bananas, honey, and chocolate powder in a mason jar and you will be able to enjoy this sweet food on the go.

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                8. Tasty Asian Thai noodle salad

                Best Healthy Meals You Can Eat On the Go

                  Asian food tends to be nutritious and healthy, and its only natural that its the same case here. Edamame alone has enough protein to get you through the day. You can bring this salad with you in tupperware or a mason jar. First, add noodles, then peanuts, edamame, and those crunchy vegetables for the best taste. Toss in some oil or a dressing of your choice.

                  9. Get in your greens with a tuna salad

                  Best Healthy Meals You Can Eat On the Go

                    There are plenty of vegetables in this salad, which means that there are also plenty of vitamins in it, and tuna is packed with protein. You will only need a little sliced onion, cabbage, some mayonnaise, olive oil, and tuna. First, put tuna in the jar, then sliced onion, chopped cabbage, and a little mayonnaise. Throw in a few drops of olive oil for taste.

                    10. Need energy for a long day? Try this chicken spring salad

                    Chicken spring salad is another great meal to take on the go. Cut the chicken into smaller pieces and cook it in the oil. Then, leave it to cool. Cut the cucumbers, cabbage, and onions into a small bowl and mix them with some olive oil. Place your chicken into the mason jar first, and then add the rest of your prepared ingredients. This meal is great since it has plenty of protein and vitamins, while also giving you enough energy to get through a long day.

                    Best Healthy Meals You Can Eat On the Go

                      Conclusion:

                      Did you find any new healthy meals to try? While these meals are mostly created with mason jars in mind, you can certainly use whatever containers you currently own — that doesnt change the fact that they are all healthy. These meals are perfect for anyone who is constantly busy but still looking to live a healthy lifestyle.

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                      Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                      7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                      7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                      Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

                      Video Summary

                      Why is it important to train up our core strength?

                      There are numerous sites and blogs which detail ways to build your core muscles or core strength. Often though, these sites neglect to explain what your core muscles actually are, and why building them is important.

                      This is quite surprising, as core muscles are quite easy to explain. Your core muscles are a series of muscles in your midsection, and are used in most forms of movement. Though they aren’t housed in your arms or legs, your core muscles can help transfer force from one limb to another, or are used in addition to muscles in your arms or legs to increase their effectiveness. As such a strong core will make a big improvement on your ability to move and exercise further.

                      Also they are great for helping other muscles in your midsection such as your abdominal muscles. Your abdominal muscles are important for supporting your back and spinal column, and as such are important aids in preventing injuries. However for them to be most effective you need to spend a lot of time developing your core muscles.

                      In short, planking exercises can make a huge improvement in your muscles down your whole body. Making them a hugely effective exercise to perform.

                      One Exercise, multiple benefits

                      There are few forms of exercise as effective at building your core as planking exercises. However, planking exercises benefit far more than just your core strength.

                      By holding yourself in the position for a planking exercise, you’ll notice that your biceps, neck, and shoulder muscles are also being tested and strained. This this encouraging their buildup and development. This is great news if you like to do press ups, developed shoulder muscles will have a big impact on your press up performance.

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                      When planking, you are holding yourself up through your arms and biceps and so by holding a planking position, your arm muscles are being toned and developed. Making planking a great alternative exercise to other forms of bicep developing exercises.

                      Moving down your midsection, successful plank exercises actually develop the muscles in your butt! These muscles tend to be ignored by a lot of exercises, so this is another great benefit of plank exercises.

                      In much the same way as you develop your biceps and arm muscles, holding the planking position helps develop the muscles in your thighs too.

                      What is even better is that planking exercises don’t take much time at all. In fact you should probably only spend about ten minutes max per day in the planking exercise.

                      What will happen when you start doing planks every day

                        1. You’ll improve core definition and performance: 

                        Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles exactly because they engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominusthe external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either, for all of these groups serve their own purpose. If you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:

                        • Transverse abdominis: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
                        • Rectus adbominis: improved sports performance, particularly with jumping. This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.
                        • Oblique muscles: improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting
                        • Glutes: a supported back and a strong, shapely booty.

                        2. You’ll decrease your risk of injury in the back and spinal column

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                          Doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscle while also making sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or hips. According to the American Council on Exercise, doing planks regularly not only significantly reduces back pain but it also strengthens your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.

                          Check out this article if you would like to find out about how doing planks on different surfaces can impact the effectiveness of this exercise in strengthening your core.

                          3. You’ll experience an increased boost to your overall metabolism

                            Planking is an excellent way of challenging your entire body because doing them every day will burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. The muscles you strengthen by doing this exercise on a day-to-day basis will ensure that you burn more energy even when sedentary. This is especially important if you are spending the majority of your day sitting in front of a computer. Also, making it a daily 10- to 1 minute home exercise before or after work will not only provide an enhanced metabolic rate but it will also ensure that that metabolic rate remains high all day long, (yes, even while you are asleep).

                            4. You’ll significantly improve your posture

                              Planking exercises have a great impact and improvement on your posture. This is great news as a strong posture brings with it a huge number of fantastic benefits .

                              A good posture keeps your bones and joins in the correct alignment which means both your bones and joints will be better maintained and more healthy, but also means the overall effectiveness of your muscles will be improved.

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                              A good posture will ensure your back or spine is in the correct position and so you will suffer less back pain.

                              On top of everything, someone with good posture looks better, healthier, and more confident.

                              5. You’ll improve overall balance

                                Have you ever felt that when you tried standing on one leg, you couldn’t stand up straight for more than a couple of seconds? It’s not because you were drunk- unless you happened to be at the time!-  but rather, it’s because your abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give you the balance you needed. Through improving your balance by doing side planks and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity.

                                6. You’ll become more flexible than ever before

                                  Flexibility is a key benefit of doing planks regularly, for this form of exercise expands and stretches all your posterior muscle groups – shouldersshoulder blades, and collarbone – while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With a side plank added in to the mix, you can also work on your oblique muscles. This will provide you with further benefits when it comes to hyper-extending your toes, a movement that is crucial for supporting your body’s weight.

                                  7. You’ll witness mental benefits

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                                    Plank exercises have a particular effect on our nerves, making them an excellent means of improving overall mood. How? Well, they stretch out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just think about it: you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long; your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours; and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These are all circumstances that put too stress on the muscles and nerves. The good news is that planks not only calm your brain, but they can also treat anxiety and symptoms of depression– but only if you make it part of your daily routine.

                                    How to hold a plank position

                                    1. Get into pushup position on the floor.
                                    2. Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.
                                    3. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.
                                    4. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
                                    5. Hold the position for as long as you can.
                                    6. Remember to breathe. Inhale and exhale slowly and steadily.
                                    7. When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.

                                    Watch the video if you have any doubt!

                                    Here is a great infographic that shows the best plank variation exercises to evenly target all abdominal muscle groups:

                                      How to improve your plank time gradually

                                      1. Start with the easier variation if needed. You can start with a bent-knee plank if you can’t perform a regular plank yet. If you can hold a plank for more than two minutes with ease, you can move on to these tougher variations.
                                      2. Practise every day. Space your planking exercise throughout the day and do 3-4 times every day. Try to hold the position 10 seconds longer each time.
                                      3. Perform other body-weight exercises at the same time. Push-up and squat will improve your core strength too.

                                      Are you ready to devote 5-10 minutes of your day, every day, to stay fit, healthy and, most importantly, strong as a bull? Then jump in and make doing plank exercises a part of your life.

                                      Who Should Be Cautious Doing The Plank?

                                      You need to be cautious doing Planking exercises if any of these risks apply to you:

                                      • Prolapse
                                      • After prolapse surgery
                                      • Pelvic pain conditions
                                      • Weak or poorly functioning pelvic floor muscles
                                      • Previous childbirth
                                      • Overweight

                                      Choose an alternative pelvic floor abdominal exercise or consult your doctor before performing plank regularly.

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