Thursday, March 17, 2011

Making It Work- Portable meal ideas TO GO; convenience

As many of you know, my goal for March is to get "back on track" Healthy Eating-wise. March tends to be the month people starts lagging on their "New Years' goals, succumbing to convenience, laziness, or frustration. Many of my clients are struggling with this, as the colder months lead to reaching for my comfort foods. I realized that I have been eating far too many processed foods. This has wrecked havoc on my immune system, piling in unnecessary calories that are nutritionally void, slowed my concentration and impaired my sleep; leaving me feeling constantly hungry and irritable, not to mention a definite inching up on the scale.

Early this morning I decided to change things around and swap up the foods I have been eating (far too many sweets). I am an advocate of quick, easy and convenient! I also wanted to pack some fresh veggies that I had sitting in the fridge, while maintaining a "snackish' type meal that can be easily snacked on while studying/reading/working.

-A bag of Mann's Rainbow Salad (better than their BroccoliSlaw- Rainbow Salad has added Cauliflower and a milder taste).
- A 500g bag of Radishes slices up.
-600 g of Celery sticks (unpictured)
-Baby Carrots
-Unpictured bottle of Walden Farm's BBQ sauce
-Gold Seal Smoked Light Can of Tuna (easy to remove lid makes it clean and fast to get protein in).

After my morning Cardio, I decided to revisit an old favorite that I LOVED and offered so many health benefits: PROTEIN FIBER PUDDING! Click for RECIPES or search of Protein Fiber Pudding.

This is something I used to have in varying forms daily.
I decided to use an old prepackaged packet of Whey Protein Powder (Kaizen 100% Whey in Orange Creamsicle).
-55g Renew Life Fiber Smart 
-Packet of Sweetener

As you can see, I didn't even bring a bowl and used a "stolen" Tim Horton's Coffee cup. This was phenomenal, and really helped balance my blood sugar. The ground flax in the Fibersmart really give this a great nutty taste and fantastic thick texture.

Recollecting past recipes/foods you used to enjoy on a regular basis as part of a "get healthy lifestyle" is a great way to get back on track! Not only have you already proven to yourself that you can do this (as you have in the past), but you know that you loved the way the food tasted. This gives you something to look forward to, as well as encourages you to try remaking it in new ways.

I know that I will be having a Strawberry Banana Flavored Protein Fiber Pudding tomorrow morning! This is a fantastic way to start your day: Healthy fats, protein, fiber and dessert all in one!

I recommend mixing in some Coconut Butter/Walnut Butter/Almond Butter or any Nut butter you have on hand.

I look forward to making one of my old favorites: Protein Fiber Sludge Pudding


  1. awesome post! your fiber pudding sounds yummm!

  2. I love how you have posted some on-the-go recipes here. Your protein fiber sludge pudding must taste really awesome because you've got no words to describe it. :)

  3. I love broccolislaw! Perfect lunch, you are right.
    Thank you for your recent comments on my blog.

  4. Thanks for the inspiration ...Recollecting past recipes/foods you used to enjoy on a regular basis as part of a "get healthy lifestyle" is a great way to get back on track