For the average person, eating regular sit down meals with the obligatory polite conversation with family members is a thing of the past. Today most people are usually rushing to one destination or another and are forced to fit eating into their endless flurry of activity. Sure two or three times a year there are the sit down holiday meals, but more times than not the modern adult is eating while on the go. However, eating on the run does not mean your meals have to be unhealthy fast-food fare. There are a number of nutritious meals on which you can nosh no matter how hectic your life.
A sit-down breakfast is a luxury few people can afford. Most people are in such a rush to get to work or school when they awake, they barely have time for breakfast at all. A delicious, nutritious, breakfast empanada made with eggs, sweet potato, spinach, and bacon may be the perfect solution. It's easy to make, contains immune system supporting vitamin A, vitamin K to keep bones healthy and strong, and essential amino acid to build and support the brain and body. Plus it tastes good and you can eat it with one hand while you are on the way to wherever you need to be.
Good hand pies are another way to get the nutrition you need without having to put your hectic life on pause to sit down and eat. There is a wide array of pies from which you can choose. You can bake them up using left over fish, chicken, beef, or any other type of meat. You can also make tasty, nutritious, savory hand pies filled with spinach, broccoli, kidney beans, mushrooms, and a bit of cheese. These types of pies taste great, are good for you, have lots of fiber so they're filling, and can be eaten on the run without a fuss or a mess. Baking rather than frying makes them healthier and less greasy.
Calzones are a nutritious meal safely wrapped in dough. Made right, they won't cause a mess and will keep you filled up, satisfied, and happy for hours. Plus if you use the right ingredients they can be healthier than the average sandwich. Try making a calzone with whole wheat flour, barbecue chicken, caramelized onions, a little cheese, and a spot of your favorite sauce. You can make them in minutes, or simply warm them up when you need. And you can even eat them while you bang out a message out a message on your mobile phone, crunch numbers, or zip through traffic and not make a mess.
Vegetarians eat on the run too. So they need to be able to get their nutrition while on the move. One way to do this is with neat, nutritious, easy to handle veggie pockets. The great thing about these pockets is that you can mix soy crumbles with tomatoes, onion, garlic, shredded carrots, olives, lettuce, olive oil, and a little tahini sauce and make a meal that tastes, smells, and looks so good, even the meat eaters around you will want a bite. But the right pita pocket will easily keep everything contained and off your clothing or your workstation.
A slice of pizza loaded with vegetables, a soft taco with chicken, beans, and guacamole, trail mix, and protein bars, along with an 8 ounce bottle of room temperature spring water are also great ways to get a filling, nutritious meal without having to sit still or break stride for even a moment.