If you are on the go at work, school, errands and everything between, always searching for your next meal, then you just may want to prepare with some on the go snacks. Portable snacks can be the difference between eating healthy and staying on track rather, or falling off your new healthier lifestyle. You do not have to feel deprived, but you do need to put some thought and planning into this program. So read this list of healthy snacks to get your creative nutrition juices flowing and take a step to getting in your best shape. Remember, you are what you eat, so be healthy, lean and nutritious by making food choices that reflect this!
Pack a snack bag of protein by bringing almonds or any other nut. This will help to curb your appetite and keep you full for longer. Additionally, you may find your sugar level is stabilized and you will not have mood swings or extreme cravings. So munch on some healthy nuts for the right dose of nutrition to better your day!
2. Granola Bars
Instead of rummaging through your purse for change for the vending machine, pack homemade granola bars or you can even purchase a natural brand at your local grocer. Feel satisfied without sabotaging your healthy food plan.
Grab an apple on the go so you can get some soluble fiber, pectin and vitamins to boost your immune system. You will feel better and find yourself having even more energy. And experiment with the many different kinds of apples - pink lady apples are my absolute favorite!
4. Whole Wheat Pretzels
A little bit of sodium to fuel your workouts and some carbohydrates to keep you going for the day. I love a bag of whole wheat pretzels. Add a homemade dip to dabble each one in and it is a winning snack!
5. Veggies and Hummus
Slice up some carrots, celery and whatever other veggies you like and pair with hummus. You can make the hummus yourself by grinding chickpeas, oil and garlic or purchase at the grocery store. Who knew veggies and chickpeas could taste so good and also help to fuel your day the right way!
6. Veggie Pirate’s Booty
Spinach, parsley, and kale taste incredible in this healthy snack! The light, crunchy delights are packed with veggies, but they taste like you are indulging. The one drawback? It's hard to put them down after opening the bag. So purchase individual bags to avoid overconsumption.
7. Peanut Butter and Pear
Slice up a pear and put in a baggie. Now put some organic, all natural peanut butter in a Tupperware and pack for the day. The pear has vitamins, metabolic pectin and soluble fiber. Now pair this with protein packed peanut butter and this is an effective way to stabilize your blood sugar level and keep you from grazing while on the road.
With these portable snack ideas, you can be well on your way to making better food choices and losing weight. Just remember, every choice you make can determine the number on the scale and your health results. So choose wisely!