37073990_10155432176131946_3776728123928739840_nSummers can be so busy with vacations, travel, sports’ clinics and camps, camping, and more. This makes it difficult to stick to a healthy eating plan.

Here’s some ideas for summers on the go:

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, blueberries, cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines so you can grab and go. Make it your staple and add to it to get all your macronutrients in. For example, a banana with almond butter, apples and peanut butter, pineapple and cottage cheese…
  • Yogurt with some granola and fruit (dried or fresh)
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich
  • Fruit/Veggie smoothie
  • Hard-boiled eggs – have them pre-cooked and ready to go
  • Sweet potato and spinach hash – precooked and ready to go
  • Turkey meat and veggies – precooked and ready to go

Heading to the beach or sporting clinics? Here are some easy, lunch ideas to go:

  • Raw veggies with a container of plain yogurt, hummus or guacamole for dipping
  • Fruit – see above
  • Salads with apples, strawberries, carrots, cranberries, goat cheese and whatever else you like.
  • Sandwiches (tuna pita sandwich, vegetables & cheese on a ½ bagel, turkey & vegetables in a lettuce wrap, ricotta cheese & jam on your favorite bread, hummus & tomato on a baguette, cottage cheese & pineapple on a kaiser bun)
  • Pasta salad – precooked with tons of veggies and ready to go

Need a quick pick-me-up mid afternoon after all the running around?
Here are some healthy choices

  • Yogurt and fruit
  • Raw vegetables and yogurt dip/hummus/guac
  • Fruit and nuts/nutty butter
  • Energy bar
  • Kombucha
  • Organic Chocolate Milk
  • Cottage Cheese and Beets
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Meat and Veggies Skewers cooked and ready to eat
  • Pickled Asparagus

Yours in health & fitness,
Sherri McMillan

Note: As an avid Columbian reader, you can redeem a 2 week pass at her world-class training studio to help get you started.  Contact 360.574.7292 for more details.



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The 34th annual PDX TRI at beautiful Blue Lake park offers 3 distances including the Olympic, Sprint and My First Tri options for the Triathlon, Duathlon and AquaBike! We will also offer a Kids Splash & Dash so we can get the kiddos started young too! This event is a MUST event to put onto your racing calendar and a wonderful way to spend a ‘lazy’ Sunday Summer morning.




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 nwpersonaltraining.com.

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