In case yinz weren’t aware, not only did I recently become an HKC certified kettlebell instructor, I recently picked up an awesome new job that requires slightly more traveling around the city of Pittsburgh. Now, this isn’t a bad thing as I love traveling and I love Pittsburgh so it’s a win win situation for me, but it made my food preparation a little more interesting this week. When you are a busy person on the go and are looking to keep your primal dietary habits in check, here are some things you can do to prep ahead and avoid the unnecessary and often unhealthy grab and go meals at your typical drive through.
Pressed for time in the morning? Grab a handful of nuts and an apple or pre-make some hard boiled eggs the night before so you can peel and eat the next day. This is super easy and will save you a lot of time in the morning trying to whip up a quick batch of primal goodness. I have been known to take 2 to 3 hard boiled eggs, some nuts and an apple with me if I am running out the door to catch the bus. Perfect ration of proteins, fats and carbs to get you going in the morning. If you can’t be bothered with that, grab yourself some greenfed Amasai and drink up! Everything you need from probiotics, protein, healthy fats and more is all in one bottle. Have I mentioned that this stuff can be shipped straight to your door for free? No? BECAUSE IT CAN! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on that! 🙂
If there is one thing I have learned over the past few days, its this: nori never fails! I recently picked up some nori sheets at Whole Foods here in the East End of Pittsburgh. I have found that by simply slicing up some avocado, tomatoes, and rolling up the sheets with some tuna or Applegate farms cold cuts works just fine for an awesome and quick grab-and-go lunch. As for the prep time, it takes no longer than 5 minutes to get this situated. And that’s real talk ya heard?
Dinner is always on you as you travel back home, so I suggest getting yourself a crock pot if you are like me and are too lazy /exhausted to whip something up when you get in the door. You can prep ahead in the morning or the night before so all you have to do is set your crock pot on low for the 8-10 hours you’ll be gone and BOOM! Once you walk into your house, dinner is served! Need some inspiration? Check out one of my go-to crock pot recipes I prep ahead on a fairly regular basis.
Ginger Chic’s Ginger Chicken (I’m a redhead, so excuse the title. :-p)
1 whole chicken
1 whole yellow onion
6-8 large carrots
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
2-3 teaspooons ginger
2-3 teaspoons ground pepper
Directions: remove the innards from the chicken and save them for future use (might sound weird, but one of my favorite snacks is fried chicken livers in butter. Seriously, save your organ meats!). Rinse your chicken and then spice it up with the cinnamon, ginger and pepper. Once the bird is ready to go, all you have to do is cut up your veggies, throw them in the crock pot and set the chicken on top. You do not, I repeat, DO NOT need to add water to the crock pot as the moisture from the chicken itself will create it’s own broth in the crock pot. Set this on low for 8-10 hours and BOOM! You have a rotisserie style chicken that is sweet and savory. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can pour some full fat coconut milk over the top your serving to create something that tastes like a Thai coconut chicken curry. DELICIOUS!
I hope this helps you busy bees keep your diet in check when you’re like me and are sometimes required to do 5 million things at once and be all over the place all the time :-D. That about sums it all up for me. As always, remember to eat smart, train hard, and enjoy your life!