Healthy On the Go Snacks
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here. Whether you're running errands, doing some holiday shopping, boarding a plane, or taking a road trip, one thing's certain—you're eventually going to need a snack. To help you avoid the temptation of alluring snacks in brightly-colored packages, here are 5 Healthy On-the-Go Snacks that will keep you satiated & energized while you're away from home.
1. Fresh Veggies
Carrot, cucumber, and celery sticks are quick and easy to prepare—simply chop and drop them into a reusable container. Fit Tip: For extra flavor, add some hummus to the bottom of your container, then place the veggies sticks in vertically so they're pre-dipped. Cherry tomatoes and sliced bell peppers are also tasty & portable.
2. Bright Fruits
Choose fruits that travel well, like apples, oranges, or bananas that can get tossed in your bag without making a mess. (Just remember not to squash that banana!) Try toting a bunch of grapes or a pint of raspberries to add a bit of brightness to your day.
Dried fruits like apricots or cherries can be good options, too. Scan with the Fooducate app ahead of time to check for any added ingredients—sometimes dried fruits have a high amount of added sugars.
3. Deli Items
If you tend to crave more savory snacks, pick up a pack of string cheese or meat sticks. Beef jerky is a good option, too—it's available in many different flavors and is often packaged in resealable bags, which means you can close it up and stash it in your glove box or bag to snack on another day.
Packed with protein, nuts are a great source of energy. Take care to note the amount of sodium, and keep an eye on the calories and serving amounts.
5. Sweet Treats
If you have a sweet tooth, try satisfying sugary cravings with cinnamon graham crackers, dark chocolate-covered raisins, or even trail mix. The key is moderation—whatever you choose, be mindful of the serving size to keep your goals on track.