Healthy Snacks On the Go

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Snacks were not an essential part of my day up until I moved to college. Now snacks are a quick easy way to get nutrition in throughout the day. Snacks are also an essential part to road trips. Whatever your reason is for eating snacks, it is important to reach for the right things. Instead of chips and candy, choose something that will help give you more long lasting energy. Nobody likes a sugar crash.

I’ve always like sweet snacks better, but it is good to balance sweet with salty or savory snacks. My go to snack, for quite sometime, has been fruit. It is easy and transportable and some even come with their own packaging (i.e. bananas). But sometimes I’m not in the mood for fruit, or I want something that won’t go bad right away.

Here are my current favorite sweet healthy snacks*:

  • fresh fruit
    • bananas
    • fuji & honeycrisp apples
    • pluots
    • berries
    • nectarines
    • pears
  • dried fruit
    • rasins
    • apple juice sweetened cranberries
    • dried mango (not the kind with all the sugar!)
    • dried peaches
    • dried apples
  • Peeled Snacks Apple Clusters (a crunchier version of dried apples)
  • baby food. I know it sounds crazy. But organic baby food made from just fruits and vegetables is actually pretty good for you!
    • Peter Rabbit Organics is my favorite brand.
      • Apple Grape
      • Peach Apple
  • protein/granola bars
    • base pro bars
    • Cliff Bars
      • crunchy peanut butter
  • energy/bliss balls (date balls)
  • nut butter
    • Justin’s makes little packets
  • hummus &veggies
  • Coconut or almond milk yogurt
  • Gluten free pretzels
  • roasted chickpeas
  • half and avocado with salt&pepper

*Note: Not all the snacks are the healthiest or the most natural, but sometimes it is good to have healthier options to junk food.

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