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Balancing being a busy mom and eating well on the go can be quite the challenge. For someone who labels herself a “work from home mom”, I’m always amazed at how many meals I wind up eating on the go and if I’m not careful I can wind up eating some foods that are not the best for me. I find that, to keep my energy up, I need to eat foods that are low in sugar, higher in protein and contain complex carbs. And I’m going to need flavor – good, bold flavor that isn’t artificial. Not something that is necessarily easy to find when you’re on the road.
Jay is a big tuna fish fan and brings it to work for lunch quite often. It’s a great lean source of protein and is a great foundation on which to build a healthy lunch. Since he works in a traditional office, he has the benefit of being able to open a can, drain it, season it and spread it on whatever he chooses to eat it with. If I’m grabbing a quick lunch on the go (and most likely in my car) trying to maneuver a can opener and draining the can once it is open is NOT going to end well!!
Enter StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD – my new go-to solution for my on-the-go meal dilemma.
StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Rice and Beans in Hot Sauce is a tasty mix of tuna, whole grain rice, black pearly barley, daikon radish seeds , beans, carrots, and corn spiced with red pepper for a little kick. It makes eating healthier on the go simple since it comes in a single serve packet with no water to drain off. It’s got the perfect combination of protein and complex carbohydrates that keep me feeling full until my next meal and packs perfectly in my bag. I can eat it straight out of the pouch with a fork or (if I’m feeling fancy and have the time) spread it on lettuce for a wrap or on a rice cake or cracker. And with the entire pouch weighing in at only 110 calories or less depending on the flavor, I can get a little creative with my options without worry.
In addition to the BOLD Rice and Beans in Hot Sauce, StarKist Creations comes in 5 other BOLD options: StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Thai Chili Style, Tuna Creations BOLD Jalapeño, Tuna Creations BOLD Hot Buffalo Style, Tuna Creations BOLD Tapatío, Tuna Creations BOLD Sriracha so there is a flavor for every taste.
If you are in the market for a quick, easy, and flavorful lunch or snack option (and who isn’t???) be sure to visit http://starkist.com and follow @StarKistCharlie on Instagram and Twitter!