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Courtney Caughey-Stambul

May 23, 2012

Courtney Caughey: To busy for a full meal? Try some grab-and-go foods

NEW CASTLE — "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” — Virginia Woolf


We've all been there. Life gets in the way of taking the time to stop and eat. I know I get cranky when I haven't eaten and, if I go too long without nourishment, I can't concentrate.

But, what if we really can't take the time to enjoy a full meal?

Today's post is dedicated to my top five foods-on-the-go that don't come from a drive-thru window.

5. English Muffin or Waffle with Peanut Butter

Pop an English muffin or waffle into the toaster and spread on the peanut butter, which is a source of protein and healthy fats. It only takes about five minutes and you can be out the door. These are especially good for breakfast, but I've been known to have a waffle or two for lunch.

4. Special K Protein Meal Bar

The Special K Protein Meal Bars come in a wide range of flavors and are all quite tasty, especially for being protein bars. Each bar has approximately 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. They're are sold in the nutrition aisle at the grocery store, not with the granola bars, cereal bars, etc., though they taste similar, in my opinion.

3. StarKist Single Serve Pouch

I love tuna fish. I could probably eat a tuna salad sandwich every day and be satisfied. I really love the StarKist Single Serve Pouches. They come in a variety of flavors, are reasonably priced, and are under 100 calories. The tuna can be mixed with mayo to make tuna salad or it can simply be added to a tossed salad as a topping. Best of all with tuna pouches, there's no watery mess like there is with a can.

2. Plain Yogurt and Blueberries

My appreciation for yogurt has grown in the last six months or so. It's pretty filling and it's easy to carry on the go. Plus, it's a source of vitamins B6 and B12 and calcium.

1. Cottage Doubles

Oh, how I love these. The pineapple double is so yummy. These small containers cost right around $1 each and are divided in two. On one side there is cottage cheese and on the other, fruit. They come in pineapple, strawberry, peach, and blueberry. I get the 100 calorie versions made by Breakstone's.

Happy travels!

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