Feeling “Hangry” on Your Commute? Beat Your Cravings with These Healthy Eating Tips

by Theresa Houghton

When you’re pursuing a healthy lifestyle, there’s nothing worse than listening to your stomach rumble while stuck in traffic on the way to work, knowing all your resolve will go out the window the second you encounter the ubiquitous box of break room donuts.

Never fear! With some strategic planning and food prep, you can fortify yourself against the dreaded state of being “hangry” during your commute or any time of day. Here are some delicious, nutrient-packed meal and snack ideas to get you started.

Before Your Commute

The most obvious way to avoid hunger while driving to work is to have breakfast first! Starting the day with a meal at home keeps you away from the donuts – or the drive-through – and gives you the energy to power through tough work days.

Oatmeal is a favorite choice you can whip up quickly before work or cook overnight in a crock pot. Slow cooking a big batch of steel-cut or rolled oats makes it easy to feed your whole family a good breakfast with very little hassle in the morning. Just scoop it out into bowls, top with fruit and nuts or seeds, and you’re good to go.