When you are hungry and want a snack, you do not want to have to wait until you are at home to eat. Food that is portable on-the-go is often the best choice so you can get a bite in while you are carrying on during your busy day.
These options are easy to eat when on-the-go and help you meet your daily vegetable requirements.
Knowing some nutritious and delicious snacks that you can whip up quickly is important during a crazy day. Try these smart, on-the-go options the next time you need a quick snack!
1. NUTTY TRAIL MIX
Combine a mix of raisins, peanuts, almonds, dried cranberries and your choice of cereal, pretzels and crackers for a protein-rich on-the-go snack. Feel free to add what you have on hand such as any nuts or seeds, dried fruit, popcorn and more. Watch your portions though as nuts and dried fruit can be high in calories. Make the mix on Sunday and package it in snack bags for the week so you’ll be able to quickly grab one as you run out the door.
2. FRUIT SALAD
Slice up whatever fruits you have on hand and take to-go portions in a storage container. Some great options are oranges, apples, pears or grapes. Fruit is rich in vitamins and fiber and can be easily eaten in a hurry. If you want some additional protein, have string cheese on the side.
3. VEGETABLES AND HUMMUS
Hummus is a filling, nutritious snack especially when combined with vegetables. Pair it with your choice of sliced bell peppers, peapods, cucumbers, carrots, celery or other crunchy veggies. These options are easy to eat when on-the-go and help you meet your daily vegetable requirements.
Combine your favorite fruits such as bananas, cherries, blueberries or raspberries and blend with your choice of Greek yogurt, milk, tea or ice. To get a boost of greens and extra nutrition, throw in a handful of baby spinach. And for even more nutrients, throw in some flax, chia or hemp seeds for protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
5. YOGURT WITH FRUIT AND FLAX
Top your favorite yogurt (Greek yogurt is a great choice because it is more filling due to the high protein content) with your choice of fresh or frozen fruit and ground flax for some added fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.