Judy Caplan, our corporate nutritionist, stressed the importance of a plant-based diet and how it can help prevent chronic disease. She recommends eating as much fresh produce as possible, particularly produce that is highly pigmented. Sometimes it may seem difficult to eat healthy when you have a busy schedule, so here is how Caplan recommends eating healthy on the go:
- Eat fresh fruits and veggies for snacks at work and home.
- Apples, oranges, dried fruits, and whole melons travel well, and the first three are very easy to eat on the go. Additionally, cherries, peaches, and grapes can be very fragrant and delicious when in season.
- Cherry tomatoes are a simple, healthy snack or addition to a sandwich.
- Celery with peanut butter is the perfect midday pick-me-up—after all, who doesn’t love peanut butter?
- Microwave a potato and top it with reduced-fat cheddar and salsa to add some vibrancy to your day.
- Pick up a Naked Juice for a quick lunch or snack.
- Spaghetti squash is a high volume, low-calorie food that is excellent with veggie laden sauces.
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