There’s nothing worse than sitting in a parking lot of traffic on your way home from work with a growling, ticked off stomach and having nothing to eat. Eating in your car isn’t necessarily a bad thing, unless what you’re eating is full of salt, saturated fat and sugar (i.e. junk food!) Just make sure it’s a planned snack, meaning that you’re actually hungry and eating mindfully, not just snacking out of boredom.
Eating a healthy snack on your way home can actually save you from the inevitable binge that can happen when hunger goes ignored for too long. And let’s be honest, we aren’t binging on carrot sticks and apples either! It comes down to controlling your environment—and your car is part of that environment.
Some healthy foods to pack in your car:
- Low sugar KIND bars (Cashew & Ginger Spice, Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt, Madagascar Vanilla Almond)
- Apple, banana or pear
- Half of an almond butter sandwich: one tablespoon of Heinen’s fresh ground almond butter on a slice of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread
- 2-3 cups of raw veggies: cherry tomatoes, carrots, celery, red pepper strips, snap peas, broccoli, etc.
- Unsalted nuts or seeds: peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (portioned in a small container)