I get it. In fact, not planning ahead with some easy healthy to go snacks has led me to grab other snacks. Usually something convenient. Which usually isn’t something healthy.
So let’s plan ahead! Here are 8 healthy to go snacks that are quick, easy and taste great!
Best Healthy To Go Snacks
Fruit and nut butter. You get your sweet fix with the fruit, and the protein from the nut butter will help you satisfied until your next meal. Try almond butter or cashew butter (my new fave!). If you have nut allergies, try SunButter, made from sunflower seeds.
Veggies and hummus. Carrots, peppers, celery, olives. They all taste great with hummus. Get some at your favorite grocery store, or make your own! It’s actually really easy. I use this recipe often.
Dried fruit. Dried fruit is often high in sugar, but they are so portable that they are still one of the best healthy to go snacks. Look for common dried fruit like cranberries or raisins, but also for apples, pears, bananas and pineapples.
Trail mix. Mix your favorite dried fruit with some nuts and seeds for a sugar and protein pick me up. Add in some chocolate chips, cereal or even pretzels.
Roasted chickpeas. These kind of taste like Corn Nuts to me. Remember those? Roasted chickpeas satisfy that crunch craving for me.
Kale chips. Kale really is a super food. It’s high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and beta-carotene. And kale chips are super easy to make at home. Here’s a good recipe, complete with some tips.
Green smoothie. What easier way to get in some extra fruits and veggies than to drink them?!
Squeeze pouches. No, not the ones made for babies. They pack these for adults too. I love that these can be thrown into my purse. I carry one with me at all times, just in case I need a quick healthy snack. I like Munk Packs, they come in flavors like Blueberry Acai Flax, Apple Quinoa Cinnamon and Raspberry Coconut. I also like Mama Chia pouches for an energy boost from the chia seeds. For more on the health benefits of chia seeds, read this post.
Packing Your Healthy To Go Snacks
You’re probably thinking: okay, but how do I pack these healthy snacks? Especially the ones not purchased pre-made.
Easy peasy. Here are some options:
Dipping containers. Use these stainless steel, leak proof containers to pack dips like nut butters and hummus.
Two compartment containers. These are just too cute and perfect for packing healthy snacks.
Large bento container. If you really want to pack some food, this container is even bigger.
Mason jar mugs. Smoothies just taste better out of a mason jar with a handle. Don’t ask me why.
Insulated cups. Not into mason jars? Use insulated cups for your green smoothies.
Cloth snack bags. These are great, reusable options for dry snacks like dried fruit, trail mix and roasted chickpeas.
While it may seem like eating healthy on the go is difficult, it really isn’t. It’s all about proper planning.
Now to you: What’s your favorite healthy to go snack? Leave a comment and share it. I’m always looking for more snacks!