Healthy snacking is a crucial part of any healthy eating plan. But, what do you do when you need to run out the door and the only convenient option is a bag of chips or a cookie? Do not give in! There are plenty of nutritious grab and go snacks that will keep you feeling full and looking great!
- Greek yogurt and Fresh fruit
Plain Greek yogurt mixed with some delicious fresh fruit contains less than half the amount of sugar you’ll find in flavored yogurts and contains twice the amount of fiber. Greek yogurt is packed with protein, making it a powerhouse.
- Mixed nuts
A half cup of mixed nuts contains a good amount of fiber and protein without any added garbage that leaves you feeling not-so-good. This makes it the ideal grab-and-go snack.
- Nutrition Bar
Don’t let granola bars fool you. Most of the granola bars you see on the shelves at your local grocery store are chocked full of sugar. And just because it say’s reduced fat granola bar, does not make it healthy. Look for bars that have no added, refined sugar and choose the one with the highest fiber content. Pure Bars
and Larabars (we love the lemon flavor!) are a great choice.
- Dry-Roasted Edamame: -A quarter cup of dry-roasted edamame contains 130 calories, 14 grams of protein and makes a delicious snack. Or try them raw!
- Peter Rabbit 100% Fruit Pouches
These organic fruit pouches contain 4 ounces of pureed fruit, which is better for you than fruit juice. Each pouch contains a helping of vitamins and minerals and only 70-90 calories.
- Reduced-fat string cheese
This reduced fat snack contains 250 milligrams of calcium and is very portable. You can throw it in your purse or backpack and enjoy it whenever.
- Whole Wheat tortilla and hummus roll-up
Take a spoon full of hummus, spread it on a whole wheat tortilla, roll it up and you’re on your way with a fiber-rich snack.
- Brown rice cake with almond butter
Spread some almond butter on a brown rice cake and you have yourself a delicious low-calorie ready snack.
- Raisins and nuts
1 small box of raisins contains 130 calories, 1 gram of protein and 2 grams of fiber. That’s a lot of nutrition in such a tiny little box!
- Pumpkin Seeds and an apple
You can’t go wrong with this yummy snack which is packed with protein and vitamin C.
- Individual fruit cups packed in water (with a hard boiled egg for protein)
These fruit cups are just 70 calories and the perfect example of on-the-go healthy snacking. Be sure to grab the fruit cups in water, not juice.
- Organic applesauce cups
Each cup contains anywhere from 50-70 calories and 1-2 grams of fiber. It’s a light snack that will keep you full and focused.
- Fruit pita
Simply take your favorite fresh fruit and throw it in a whole wheat pita with some cottage cheese. Voila! A low calorie and nutritious snack that’s ready to go when you are!
- Homemade trail mix
Next time you’re at the grocery store, be sure to grab your favorite nuts, some dried fruit and maybe some sun flower seeds. Toss them together in a container when you get home for some instant trail mix that’s there when you need it.
- Apples, oranges and bananas
We know it seems simple, but these are the perfect grab-n-go snacks! Add some nuts or a hard boiled egg for protein and maybe some raw zucchini or broccoli for a well balanced snack on the go.