Even though I’ve mostly settled into a single full time job, I’m hanging on to a couple of my freelance gigs.  The extra money can buy me some fancy sneakers, weekend trips, registration in a few marathons, a lifetime supply of oatmeal…..or I could just pay off my student loans.  So many options (drunk on opportunity over here friends)!

The past few weeks have found me running from my day job to an evening gig almost everyday.  Since packing a month’s worth of snacks and eating on the go is kind of my specialty, I wanted to share what I’ve been eating.

Breakfast: Overnight Oats

These are the best because you throw them together in tupperware the night before and can take them as you run out the door.  There are a billion and five different ways to do overnight oats out there, but I start with a base of 1 part oats to 1 part almond milk (I use Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk), with a scoop of whey protein powder.  Let it sit in the fridge overnight and add whatever you want to it before you leave the house.  Berries, nut butters and seeds are great additions!

Lunch: Salad with Protein

This one has mixed greens, heirloom cherry tomatoes, a chopped orange bell pepper, half a can of tuna (in water, drained), and Trader Joe’s Champagne Vinaigrette.  Especially in the summer, the packed salad is king.

Snack: Raw Veggies

I ALWAYS pack some raw veggies, usually a combination of two of whatever I have on hand.  I always want a crunchy snack in the afternoon, so raw veg hits the spot.  If I still want a salty crunchy snack afterwards (read-potato chips), I’ll let myself have it.  Since I’m mostly full from vegetables, I won’t eat the whole bag.

Dinner: “Fast” Food

Somedays you just need to grab something on the go.  For me, knowing where there are healthier options where my gig is, makes all the difference. I hit up the Hummus and Pita Company in the flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan for this delicious gyro whole wheat pita with cucumber and tomato salad, the world’s largest dollop of tzatziki, and a little hot pepper.

By the time I got home (12+ hours after leaving my apartment for the morning) I was full, well nourished, and in no need for a late night snack.  Victory!

Since it’s Drunk on Opportunity’s “Blog-o-versary” I’m opening up the floor to questions.  Anything you want to know about something I’ve blogged about, blogging, or something you’d like to see on the blog, ask away in the comments section!

About the Author Aubrie Fennecken

Aubrie Fennecken is the Chief Alchemist at Opportunity Kitchen | work + wellness strategist | nonprofit fundraising expert | providing productivity and self-care support for mission-driven humans

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