As you have all probably taken notice, I have been traveling quite a bit in the past few months and although I celebrate healthy eating, it is very difficult to maintain a healthy and consistent diet when constantly on-the-go. Whether you’re a student staying up late at night studying for that final, a mom who never seems to have a free moment in between her 9-5 job and picking up the kids from soccer practice, an accountant sitting in front of the computer all day, we all need nutritious snacks that are portable and can easily be stashed away in your purse or desk drawer.
6 Healthy On-The-Go Snacks:
- Peanut Butter & Celery: Pack a small container of 2 tbsp of all-natural peanut butter (or almond butter) and a few pre-washed stalks of celery….low in carbs and high in fiber.
- Fat-Free Greek Yogurt: A 6-oz serving of fat-free Greek yogurt contains double the amount of protein and half the amount of carbs as regular yogurt, making it a perfect choice for those watching their diets! Try drizzling 1 tbsp agave syrup and sprinkling it with a pinch of cinnamon to add some sweetness.
- Low-Fat Cottage Cheese: 1 full cup of 2-percent cottage cheese (~180 kcal) topped with 1 tbsp of chia seeds (additional 5 grams of fiber) will keep your belly full and satisfied for hours! Cottage cheese is low in carbohydrates and great for healthy probiotics.
- Walnuts: It seems that all the health-conscious these days are choosing to snack on raw almonds, however walnuts contain fewer carbs (10 oz= 4 grams carbs) than almonds, cashews, and pistachios. Walnuts also contain more antioxidants than any other nut.
- Kale Chips: Although they don’t have the same greasy crunch as regular potato chips, they are really addictive, and just as good. With one whole cup of fresh kale equaling only ~30 kcal, you won’t feel guilt mindlessly snacking on them. My Vegan “Cheeezy” Kale Chips and “Sour Cream” & Onion Kale Chips are great recipes to make before-hand and pack in your or your kid’s lunch.
- Homemade Larabars: Why spend $2.50 on prepackaged Larabars when you get make your own? Larabars are all-natural, gluten free, dairy free, and soy free! If you have been reading my blog for quite awhile, I’m sure you know that I’m absolutely obsessed w/them and frequently experiment with making different flavors: Cinnamon Almond-Sunflower, Cashew Cookie, Almond Cookie, Chocolate Hazelnut.