Grab & Go Meals: As Easy as 1-2-3

As summer begins and school ends, it can mean more grab and go meals because of busier schedules. Hy-Vee registered dietitian, Jen Haugen, will share ideas on balanced meals on the run by showing you the healthiest fast food restaurant: your supermarket!

Deli Gyros

Source: Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine

Serves 4.

All you need

4 (7 inch) whole wheat pitas (left whole, not halved)

4 lettuce leaves

12 ounces deli roast beef

½ red onion, thinly sliced into rings

3 medium Roma tomatoes, chopped

½ medium cucumber, halved and thinly sliced

6 tablespoons cucumber-dill Greek yogurt dip

All you do

On each whole pita, top with 1 lettuce leaf, a fourth of the roast beef, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.  Top with dip, fold in half to serve.

Grab and Go Options:

1: Whole Grains

Whole grain crackers

Whole grain pita chips

Whole grain sandwich thins

Quinoa salad

Tabouleh Salad

Brown rice cups

2: Protein




Cheese Sticks

Bean Salad

Tuna or Salmon Pouches


3: Fruits + Vegetables



Fruit Salad


Dried Fruit




Cherry Tomatoes

Celery and Carrot Sticks

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community. Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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