April 1, 2016
We’ve all done it: overslept and skipped breakfast or worked through lunch. Schedules get hectic and suddenly eating is dropped from our to-do list.
However, skipping meals undernourishes your body and mind, and can lead to at least seven health consequences:
So, why do we do it? We’ve all used the excuses: I got up too late. I’m not hungry. There’s nothing to eat. I don’t want to cook. My meeting ran long. I forgot my lunch. I had to drive my kids to practice.
Skip the excuses and create “emergency meals” to keep in your cupboard, car or at work. You don’t have to sit down to a big meal to get the nutrition you need. You can pack of lot of nutrition into a little plastic bag.
Try these emergency meal pack ideas:
An emergency meal pack that includes ¼ cup mixed nuts, ¼ cup sunflower seeds, one box of raisins, one six-pack of whole-wheat peanut butter crackers, and one veggie pouch contains an amazing 690 calories, 68 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of fiber and 19 grams of protein.
– Erin Wiedmar
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