Eating Healthy on Your Summer Schedule


Eating healthy on your summer schedule is doable!

Summer holidays, kid’s clinics and camps, travel plans, camping, and more!  We can appreciate that summer life can be so busy that it becomes difficult to stick to a healthy eating plan.  Here are some ideas for those of you always on the go:

You have got to eat breakfast no matter how busy you are. 

Try these balanced, quick breakfast options:

  • Fruit, fruit, fruit – that’s the beauty of summer.  Everything is in season and it tastes great.  As soon as you get home from grocery shopping, cut up watermelon, mango and pineapple so it’s ready to go.  Wash your strawberries, cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines so you can grab and go.
  • Greek yogurt and some mixed raisins, granola and dried fruit
  • Cereal with fruit
  • Toast and fruit
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich
  • Bagel with cream cheese and a piece of fruit
  • Homemade muffin and a banana
  • Fruit smoothie made from yogurt and fruit

Heading to the beach or sporting clinics?

Here are some easy, lunch ideas to go:

  • Raw veggies with a container of plain yogurt or hummus for dipping
  • More fruit!
  • Salads with apples, strawberries, carrots, cranberries, goat cheese and whatever else you like.
  • Sandwiches  (tuna in pita bread or thick whole wheat bread, vegetables & cheese on a bagel, turkey & vegetables in pita bread, ricotta cheese & jam on your favourite bread, hummus & tomato on a baguette, cottage cheese & pineapple on a kaiser bun)
  • Crackers and cheese and hummus
  • Pasta salad made on the weekend

blueberry-fruit-clip-art-free-downloadNeed a quick pick-me-up mid afternoon after all the running around?

Here are some healthy choices:

  • Greek yogurt and fruit and cereal
  • Raw vegetables and yogurt dip/hummus
  • More fruit!
  • Fruit and cheese
  • Energy bar
  • Glass of juice or milk
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Crackers and cheese

Sherri McMillan, M.Sc. has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for over 25 years and has received numerous industry awards including International Personal Trainer and Fitness Presenter of the Year. She is the author of five books including “Go For Fit – the Winning Way to Fat Loss” and “Fit over Forty” and is the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs.  She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver and can be seen running, hiking or cycling with her two children, Brianna and Jackson.  She can be reached at or

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Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for more than 33 years. She has received numerous industry awards including 2010 CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year - Runner up. She is a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including "Go For Fit - the Winning Way to Fat Loss" and "Fit over Forty" and the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver, the founder of WHY Racing Events & WHY Community, participates in various community fundraisers and can be found running, biking, or hiking around the community. Find more information at

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