Energy When You Need It! On-The-Go Meals For Busy Civil Servants

Public service requires the support of good nutrition! Stop hitting fast food joints and try these easy, take-with-you meals!

Some Emergency Medical Technicians, paramedics, firefighters and police officers spend their days racing around in ambulances, police cars or fire engines. This on-the-go lifestyle is not always conducive to eating healthy-daily stops at McDonald's are a death sentence to your physique and overall health. Even if your job is mostly station-based, your diet is important.

Civil servants need to be ready for anything, so their nutrition needs to support their active lifestyles with the right mix of macronutrients. The good news: With a little advanced planning, it doesn't have to be too difficult to get the right nutrition.

That's why we've put together a guide to healthy meals on the go. To make things easier during the week, prepare your favorite protein source and then add different "mix-ins" each day.

Put your meal into a Tupperware container, store it in your cooler, and feel good about what you put in your body during the day.

On-The-Go Chicken Meals

Chicken is one of the best protein sources to eat when you're busy. It's easy to cook and can be frozen for later use.

I love its versatility: You can cook it many different ways and eat it with lots of different side dishes!

Once your chicken is prepared, make brown rice your go-to side dish. This complex carbohydrate helps keep your energy levels high.

With both of these ingredients already in your Tupperware container, add one of the following combinations:

On-The-Go Beef Meals

On-The-Go Beef Meals

No fit person should have a 'beef' with beef, which supplies plenty of protein and a vital supply of iron. Come up short with that mighty mineral, and your energy will suffer.

For quick beef meals, slice up 4-or-5 lean steaks into bite-size strips and stir-fry them with a small amount of olive oil and minced garlic. At the same time, bake 4-or-5 sweet potatoes.

Divvy up the steak and potatoes into Tupperware for each day, and then add these extras for a unique flavor every day:

On-The-Go Beef Meals

On-The-Go Egg Meals

Hard-boiled eggs are an excellent muscle-building food, full of good protein, healthy fats and a wide array of vitamins and minerals. Cooking doesn't get much easier than boiling eggs; so if you don't love spending time in the kitchen, this is a great option.

Depending on your specific dietary requirements, you may want to only use one or two whole eggs with a few egg whites to increase protein content and lower the fat.

After you've whipped your eggs and put them into Tupperware, add these options:

On-The-Go Egg Meals
Topped with a dressing made from:
Smeared with a mixture of:

On-The-Go Tuna Meals

You don't want to eat canned tuna every day of the week, because of its mercury content, but you can definitely incorporate tuna into your busy diet plan.

Mix these in with a can of tuna for balanced, nutrient-rich meals:

On-The-Go Tuna Meals
Note: Prepare soup using half the called-for liquid, so you get a sauce-like consistency. Mix in garlic if desired

On-The-Go Snacks

We know that eating only three meals per day may not be the healthiest or the most realistic way to go about getting good nutrition.

No diet is complete without a few good snacks to fuel you through your long days and longer nights of hard work.

The following snacks work perfectly to tide over hunger and provide muscle-building nourishment.

On-The-Go Snacks
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