Happy Friday everyone! How many of you love snacks? I know I do! Food is such a pleasure in our world and it’s normal for people to have up to 5 small snacks in a day – not even counting their meals!
With our society running at such a fast pace, it’s easy to just grab something that’ll fill you up quick without even providing you with any nutrients because you have no time to make something beneficial. I’m sure all of your have your go-to snacks that you love and grab when you’re super busy, but are they healthy? Do they push you forward in your fitness and health journeys or are they holding you back?
Don’t get me wrong, I have an unhealthy snack or two every now and then, but what I’ve learned over time is that if you prepare healthy snacks you can grab and eat in a hurry, you’ll push yourself so much closer to reaching those goals! So, I’ve decided to put together a list of delicious and healthy snacks you can eat on the go that are also really easy to put together.
1. Protein Bars
There’s no mistaking just how beneficial protein bars are – not to mention they’re my go-to for a quick and healthy snack on the go. There are so many different varieties you can choose from and most of them even come in flavors that will help curb your sweet cravings. Just be careful and read the labels because some are high in fats!
If you don’t have a bag of almonds in your purse or your car, you’re doing snacking wrong. They’re full of protein, healthy fats, and are perfect to grab and eat on the go. They’ll be sure to hold you over until your next meal while giving you beneficial vitamins and nutrients, as well.
3. Trail Mix
This is my favorite healthy snack to eat on the go! You find it at practically any market, or make it in big batches so you're set for the week. Load your trail mix with healthy nuts, seeds, granola, and I actually like to toss in a few mini dark chocolate chips. They give it a sweet bite and help with my cravings throughout the day.
4. Protein Shakes
If you need to get your protein in for the day, a protein shake is the best snack you can make and have on the go. You can just mix some protein powder in with your water in a shaker bottle, or pre-make smoothie bags so you can just toss the ingredients in a blender, add milk or water, blend it up, and go!
5. Peanut Butter Oat Protein Bites
If you want a filling snack that’s also really healthy and beneficial for your fitness journey, then this is it. The best thing about this as a healthy snack on the go is that you can make them yourself and make them any flavor you want.
6. Greek Yogurt
Traditional yogurt isn’t always the best for you, but almost every brand has their own unique version of greek yogurt that is lower in sugar, full of protein, and perfect for eating on the go. (don't forget to pack your spoon!)
7. Banana Muffins
I know what you’re thinking, “Jen, why would you put muffins on a list of healthy foods?” The truth is that if you’re someone who craves baked goods a LOT during the day, you’ll benefit from these. You can make them using this recipe and they’re a much better option than any other sweet treat.
I know this may seem like a boring snack, but hear me out. Apples have a lot of fiber and they’re extremely filling. They also pack more energy for you than one cup of coffee. So if you’re feeling drowsy midday and you’re hungry, munch on an apple and you’ll feel so much better!
9. Kale Chips
For those of you who’ve never had kale chips before, you’re missing out. They’re easy to make, you can tailor them to any flavor that you like, and they’re ridiculously healthy and satisfying. You can take them in little bags anywhere with you for a quick snack.
This is a great healthy snack in between meals to help keep you satisfied.. It is full of potassium, low in carbohydrates, and high in fiber which will help stabilize your sugar level and it is perfect to eat while you are on the go!
Now that you have so many different healthy snacks to eat on the go, there’s no excuse to grab that bag of chips when you have something else prepared that’s so much healthier! Don’t put your goals on the back burner because you don’t have time to make something healthy.