ON THE GO? HOW TO SNACK HEALTHY
Eating out when trying to be healthy can be a challenge sometimes. When you are focused on living a healthy lifestyle you look for great healthy food everywhere you go. However, there are times where you’re looking for something on the go but it is unavailable and you have a choice to make… Do you stray from your beliefs and lifestyle, or do you stay strong? When you plan ahead and bring snacks on the go, you never have to make that choice!
Many healthy snacks are not the easiest to transport or prepare ahead of time, but we’ll stick so some simple ones that you can grab and go in a pinch. Keep it simple, and try to base all your snacks around protein which keeps you fuller longer. For example, protein & carb (hard boiled egg and veggies) or a protein & fat (greek yogurt and a handful of nuts).
Some examples can be:
- Hard boiled eggs
- Greek yogurt
- Beef Jerky, no sugar added
- Fresh Fruit
- Fresh Vegetables
- Packets of Almond Butter
As I previously mentioned these may not always be convenient and easy to pack, however they are filling and simple to grab/make. If you need a non-perishable item to grab with you, one of my favorite solutions is to make your own trail mix! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
First, grab a large reusable or plastic baggie.
Next pick two items from each of the three categories:
1. Nuts – pecans, macadamia nuts, almonds, walnuts, and pistachios
2. Dried fruit – mango, apple, banana, cherry, cranberry, kiwi
3. Crunch – coconut flakes, cacao nibs, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds
This is not an extensive list, but you get the idea! Load up your travel bag and there you go, something healthy you can grab and snack on anywhere! Share your favorite trail mix recipes below!!!