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What to eat when you don’t have time to eat

Nutrition

With a busy schedule and a hungry family, how can you make the most of your time and still eat well? These fast and delicious meal and snack ideas will help fill you and your family up with nutrient dense foods, even when you’re short on time. 

When you have less than 30 minutes 

Only have 15 or 20 minutes to enjoy a meal together before running out the door or up to bedtime? Even if it’s just for a few minutes, taking the time to connect over a meal is a healthy habit. Keep it simple on weeknights with these quick and customizable bowls: 

When it’s too early (or too late) for a whole meal 

Are after-school and work activities forcing an early dinner when you’re not hungry yet? Instead of skipping a meal or grazing on random handfuls of food, stock up on some hearty and nutritious snacks. Create a snacking station with fruits, veggies, whole grains, and protein options to fuel your family with nutrient dense foods. Here are some foods to consider:  

When grab-n-go is your only option 

There are days when eating on the run is unavoidable. Make the most of your time by planning for simple, travel-friendly foods.  

Even when your schedule is hectic, a little thoughtful planning and creativity can help you connect with loved ones and fuel your body with delicious, wholesome foods. 

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