Organic Foods for People On the Go

You want to eat organic, and you want to be able to eat on-the-go. If this sounds like you, there’s good news: you can eat organic even if you’re super active and have little time to spare for yourself.

The best organic foods for people on-the-go include:

1. Berries

Berries are packed with flavor, vitamins and minerals. Some of our favorite snacks include berries, and since you can pick them up and eat them without cooking them, they’re a great healthy snack to have in your home.

But berries are also part of the dirty dozen.

What this means is that they’re riddled with pesticides and are often GMO, so you’ll always want to go with organic berries if you want to stay away from these harmful pesticides. The berries that people like most include:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries

Darker hues often contain the most nutritional benefits. You’ll also find that berries are often considered a super food because they’re very high in antioxidants, which help fight free radical damage.

2. Bananas

Organic bananas are delicious. The sweet taste is accompanied by ease of digestion and a quick jolt of energy that can fuel your workout. The great thing is that bananas provide energy for up to two hours, so you’ll often find athletes eating a banana before their big game.

Filled with potassium, bananas will also work to fight off those dreaded muscle cramps you hate so much.

If you plan on going for a run or engage in rigorous rowing sessions like we do, a banana is a great treat that can be brought with you on-the-go.

3. Chia Seeds

chia seedsI’m not a huge advocate of most seeds because they leave me hungrier than if I didn’t eat them. Although tasty, most seeds don’t make it into my daily routine. But, Chia seeds are different. This seed is filled with antioxidants, which help fight free radicals.

Athletes benefit from eating chia seeds because they absorb 12 times their weight in water.

Since the seeds absorb so much water, they allow an athlete to remain hydrated even after a long session on the field. If you’re not a fan of eating the seeds raw, you have the option of grinding them up and placing them in water.

You have no reason to skip your daily dose of chia seeds if you mix it into your water.

4. Fruits

Fruits of all kinds can be brought with you on-the-go and eaten at your leisure. A few fruits that are easy to eat and stay fresh in a bag or on their own include:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Oranges
  • Mangos
  • Papaya

If you can pick it up, rinse it off and bite into it, it’s a good fruit for on-the-go eating. Just remember that you have a lot of options at your disposal.

The goal of on-the-go eating as an active and healthy person is picking foods that can be picked up and eaten as quickly and effortlessly as possible. If a lot of effort needs to go into your food, it’s not a good choice if you have a hectic schedule.