Eat at a table, without the television on, and avoid any other distractions. We’ve all heard the rules, and we try to follow them most of the time, but… life happens. Sometimes you find yourself in a rush, scarfing down a meal on the train, in the car, or on a random park bench in-between work and a workout class (guilty). It’s not ideal, but it can be much easier when you have one of these handheld meals ready to go.
Whether it’s an early morning meal or a dinner squeezed in before drinks, just a little preparation can make your life a lot easier. Try these easy recipes next time you know you’ll be crunched for time, or just without proper utensils.
The quintessential meal-prep breakfast gets even better when you pizza-fy it. Add sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic to your eggs for a sweet, spicy meal on the go.
Collard leaves are way sturdier than your average romaine, making these wraps easier to eat on the move; chickpeas and avocado mimic an egg or chicken salad, without the meat or mayo.
Your favorite middle-school afternoon snack can actually be good for you when made with a cauliflower crust. Stuff it with ham or turkey and cheddar cheese, plus maybe a handful of spinach to get some greens in there.
Flatbread wraps won’t fall apart on you, even when stuffed with grilled chicken, greens, and tomatoes. Make things a little easier by swapping out the spicy garlic sauce for a smear of spicy hummus.
Oatmeal on the go can be messy, but these cute cups can be thrown into your bag and taste just fine at room temperature. Nut butter, oats, flaxseed, strawberries, and mini chocolate chips make these taste like your favorite trail mix in muffin form.
Transform a thin flatbread into a chicken pot pie shell to make these handy pies. They’re lighter than your average pot pie, and use low-fat milk and chicken broth to create the creamy sauce.
These babies can be made in a big batch and then frozen, so you’ll have them on hand to thaw out whenever you need a quick lunch or are craving some Tex Mex. All you need is chicken, beans, cheese, and tortillas, plus some lime for garnish.