There’s plenty of selection in grab and go snacks, sure, but how many of them actually positively contribute to your health? Definitely not those Tasty Cakes or Big Mac sandwiches. The key to healthy grab and go snacks lies in the amount of protein contained in the snack. Protein fills you up and gives your body a healthy, constructive energy boost. When you’re running between three meetings with no time for lunch or squeezing in a trip to the gym before your son’s soccer game, a protein-filled snack can keep you going until you finally get home to a hot shower and full meal. The best part of all? They are simple and delicious!
Mixed Nuts This is the ultimate health food staple. Nuts are high in healthy fats that support your cardiovascular system and keep your body running full steam ahead. The protein is filling, and nuts can be joined with dried fruit and even some chocolate chips to create a satisfying snack on the go.
Energy Bites With more variations, combinations, and possibilities than just about any snack out there, energy bites are the foodie’s answer to quick, satiating snacks. You essentially just blend together your favorite ingredients, like quinoa, oatmeal, almond butter, honey, cranberries, and flaxseed, roll everything together into small balls, and you have yourself a portable, protein-packed snack so delicious that you’ll be licking the container. Search for a few recipes and you’ll find you can customize the energy bites to any and all dietary needs and flavor preferences.
Hummus and Veggies The hummus options available now are nearly overwhelming, so it’s all but impossible not to find a hummus you end up addicted to. Paired with portable veggies like carrots and peppers, you’re set with an afternoon snack.
Rice Cake Guacamole Considering avocado is only the best food that’s ever, ever existed, mashing it up with some spices and spreading it on a rice cake is just a little sliver of perfection. The avocado will leave you feeling full, and the rice cake provides a satisfying crunchy saltiness.
With such great options, you’ll never give those Tasty Cakes a backwards glance. Fuel up!