I work with a lot of high school athletes.
And there aren’t many things worse than high school lunches! So today, I want to list a few packable alternatives to high school cafeteria foods.
I would start my day with a solid first meal at home. I would then pack 2 snacks for the day – one before lunch and one after lunch. For simplicity, I would pack a protein shake with oats and almonds. Simply fill 2 dry shaker cups with 2 scoops whey or 1 scoop whey/1 scoop casein, some dry oats and almonds and throw them into your bookbag. Stop by a water fountain between classes and you have an awesome snack that provides lean protein, fiber, healthy fats, and complex carbs. Simple AND complete.
For lunch I would take a small cooler or simliar product that would fit into my bookbag and locker. Keep an icepack in there and your options are limitless. Here are a few choices:
- chicken breast, baked sweet potato, sprouts, and olive oil
- 97% lean ground turkey, rice, kale,and macadamia nut oil
- Ezekiel bread, 1 packet wholly guacamole, spinach, and chicken or turkey
- lean ground beef, baked potato, asparagus, and olive oil