I had a client ask me to post about snacks that she could bring with her on the road. If your schedule has you on the go or leaves little time for snacking unless its quick, make sure to pack some fuel that you can keep in your purse, your car, or in a mini lunch box.
We have all gotten to the point where we get so hungry, the moment we walk in the door we raid the fridge or pantry for something to fill our bellies. Your goal for the next few weeks is not to let yourself get to that point.
Here are a list of some quick ON-THE-GO snacks:
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (make sure to portion the peanut butter)
Almond butter on celery
Carrots/cucumbers/peppers/celery sliced up
Trail mix (cranberries, raisins, sunflower or pumpkin seeds & mixed nuts)
Apple & low fat string Cheese
Banana/orange or any hand fruit
Yogurt, granola & fruit
Air popped popcorn
Low fat cheese and healthy crackers
1/2 of turkey sandwich on wheat bread
Pita with hummus and veggies
Spend an hour on Sunday and devote it to food prep for the week. Portion out your meals and place them in baggies or tupperware. This leaves no excuse for not bringing healthy snacks with you wherever you go. Get your family involved and cut the time in half.
PORTION IT OUT!!!
If you are bringing nuts in a baggie make sure to count them out. The calories can quickly add up. For example:
14 almonds = 100 calories
20 pistachios= 100 calories
Pack a cooler if your snacks need to be kept cold!
Please feel free to leave questions or comments with healthy snack options that you enjoy! I would love to hear them.