Eggs and packaged egg whites are life savers. I can always make an omelet, scrambled eggs or a breakfast burrito. Quick and inexpensive. I make it a point to never run out of eggs.
Always keep fresh fruit in your house and nuts! There is always time to grab them and go. No cutting or prepartion necessary. Just grab, eat and be happy!
Go grocery shopping and do some cooking on Sunday so you have leftovers throughout the week! I try to make a few kinds of salads and brown rice, maybe pre-cut veggies too! That way everything is prepped for the week ahead. I also try to pack a lunch the night before work. Then I am not scrambling to do it in the morning and feeling rushed. This also ensures I do not have to settle for any unhealthy options for lunch. I hate when I am starving but my only choice is whatever is around the office, which usually isn't healthy and fresh!
Soup! Either a from scratch fav or Annie's Organic Tomato in a pinch. Make several one day a week. This week I've had chicken soup, and beef barley. I also love meatless Squash soup. Soup is so economical; I use the best organic ingredients avail. and each serving is mere pennies. Best ? I have enough to share with my neighbors! Stay tuned as I'll be placing some recipies on my blog. I am new here!
I chop everything as soon as I buy it- fruit or vegetables. I find that if I don't then that is one more hurdle I need to get over when I come home from work and need to cook dinner and/or prepare my breakfast and lunch for the next day.
I eat so much more fruit when it is cut up- especially oranges!
Boiled eggs, hand fruit (apples, pears etc), nuts I pre-portion myself, healthy food bars etc. I also try and make one or two meals on the weekend that I can eat throughout the week. Usually this is some kind of soup of grain (pasta, rice, wheatberry etc) salad that I can take for a quick lunch or supper.