I’m in grad school right now and on Tuesday nights, I have 5 straight hours of classes, which takes me right through my normal dinner time. Typically I’ve been sticking with some sort of salad with chicken, so I at least have protein and some fats from the dressing. However, I just got back on Indigo about a week ago and would like to start incorporating carbs into this meal. What are some options for this? My main issue is that I can’t heat anything up because I go right from one class to the other. I could invest in a lunch box and an ice pack to keep things cold.
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I think rice pudding would be a great addition, you could also add in some Metabolic Drive Growth Formula to the meal as well which has a good amount of healthy protein and carbs.
Not to mention rice cakes are a very versatile and portable snack that can help you hit that carb number while keeping you on the healthy side. Finibars would be another great addition to the meal and Metabolic Drive bars as well when they come back in stock here soon.
A lot of times, problems like yours are all about the pre-prep, getting things ready early and being prepared can really go a long way towards ensuring you don’t make a bad decision at the dinner table.
Heck, if you were tired of the salad and chicken you could always prepare some tuna and pack along with it rice cakes. I love that combination and in a pinch, with no microwave it can be a great healthy meal. Or you can whip up these lab rabbit cookies to have as a nice dessert… http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_ultimate_cardio_solution_disclosed
Hopefully you got some ideas to get your head spinning in the right direction for things and i’m sure CS will come with some great information that i haven’t thought of yet.