When you’re at home, it’s easy to stick to your plans of eating raw, whole foods. It’s not always so easy once you leave the comfort of your own kitchen, but you don’t have to give in to sketchy food choices in convenience stores, fast food chains, or expensive restaurants. All it takes is planning ahead to make sure you always have raw nutrition on the go.
With a bit of smart grocery shopping and some simple kitchen supplies like sealed containers or sealable baggies, raw nutrition on the go doesn’t have to be tough. It’s just a matter of knowing what you’ll need while you’re out. Most fruits and vegetables are great since you don’t necessarily need to do any preparation aside from cleaning. Many are available pre-sliced, but fresh food tends to spoil more quickly when purchased that way. If you want your fruits and veggies to be easier to eat with less mess, it’s best to do your own slicing and packing at home and simply prepare single-serving packages.
Nuts and seeds are super easy, too, as they have long shelf lives, but it’s still recommended to keep them packaged in individual servings if you tend to be a heavy snacker. Yes, nuts and seeds are healthy, but they also dense with calories, so it’s easy to get carried away.
Below is a list of some of the easiest and tastiest whole foods to supply you with raw nutrition on the go:
- Citrus fruit (oranges, tangerines, grapefruit): Easy to throw in a bag and bring with you, but can get messy, so have a towel available or pack them up sliced.
- Bananas: They come “pre-packaged,” so unless you plan to bring a fork to avoid getting messy hands, pack these as-is.
- Apples/pears: Some people like the convenience of biting into a whole apple while others prefer them sliced. Do whatever works for you.
- Grapes: These go-to snacks are always ready to go.
- Berries: Best to put them in a well-sealed container, as many berries can stain.
- Nuts/seeds: It’s easiest to make sure these are shelled first, and don’t forget they can be filling, so it’s best to pack only what you’ll need.
- Peppers: These can be eaten like apples, but you’ll draw less attention if they’re sliced up ahead of time.
- Cucumbers: The skin is tough to eat, so it’s best to peel and slice these before packing them up.
- Carrots: Baby carrots make a fun snack, but cleaned and peeled full-size carrots are always a treat.
- Tropical treats (pineapple, mango, kiwi, papaya): Tropical fruit usually makes for an extra tasty treat, but many are messy and/or hard to eat on the go. These are best to peel and slice before you go.
- Protein Bars: Most protein bars on the market are full of ingredients you want to avoid if you’re trying to eat healthy food. RawFusion Bars are the current king of raw nutrition on the go. No prep time and they’re already prepackaged with completely plant-based protein and a full meal’s worth of nutrition. Plus, they happen to be delicious, and whether it’s freezing winter weather or a mid-summer pavement-melting heatwave, they’re easy to eat with no mess.
You can bring almost any of your favorite raw whole foods with you just about anywhere, but planning is key. Small baggies, sealed containers, and a small cooler or insulated bag will go a long way to make life easier. Plan your raw nutrition on the go, and never have to worry about what you eat when you’re away from home.