Healthy Grab-and-Go Snacks

5 Healthy Snacks on the Go

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Oftentimes it’s not lack of knowledge or motivation that is the biggest obstacle to healthy eating, it’s time! When you are stuck at your desk or chauffeuring your kids from place to place, you don’t think about your hunger until you are absolutely starving! At that point all bets are off, and you find that your day which started off with the best intentions has ended up in the drive-thru. Instead of letting the hunger take control, set yourself up for success by preparing these healthy on-the-go snacks!

Simple and Savory Trail Mix

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1 cup unsalted almonds
1 cup unsalted walnuts
1 cup salted sunflower seeds
1 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries
Combine ingredients and separate into ¼ cup servings.
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Deviled-ish Eggs

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2 Hardboiled Eggs, halved
4 tbsp. Hummus (roasted red pepper hummus is my favorite!)
Remove the yolk from the 4 halves of the hardboiled eggs. There are a lot of great nutrients in the yolk, so be sure to save it and throw it into your salad or have it as a snack later! Fill each of the yolk holes with 1 tbsp. of the hummus. Roasted red pepper is my favorite but any type will do! You can put the eggs back together for easy transport or enjoy your savory snack right then and there!

Protein Bites

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1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup almond butter
1/3 cup honey
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine everything into a bowl and mix until completely absorbed. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. This will make it a little less sticky and easier to handle. Remove and then roll into balls. You can keep these refrigerated in an airtight container for about a week. The best thing about this recipe is you can really add anything that sounds good to you! Let me know if you come up with any delicious versions by sharing it in the comment section below.

Almond Butter Stuffed Apple

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1 apple, halved
2 tbsp. almond butter

Core each apple half with a teaspoon. Fill each core with a tbsp. of almond butter. You can enjoy immediately or put the apple back together and save it for later!

Protein Bars

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If you were to look through my purse at any point in time you would always find some sort of protein bar. That’s not because I think that you need these bars to live but they are practical, non-perishable and handle the beating that my purse goes through much better than a banana! Having said that, some of the bars out there are just glorified candy bars. As a rule of thumb look for a bar that has about equal amounts of fiber or protein and sugar. So if the label says 5g of sugar and 6g of fiber eat it up! If it says 23g of sugar and 3g of fiber, save that for next Halloween!
Here are three of my absolute favorites: KIND Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Clif Mojo Mountain Mix, and Perfect Foods Almond Butter Bar. Let us know what your favorite is!

Let us know what you think about these on-the-go snacks, and be sure to share some of your own favorite healthy snacks are in the comments below!

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Tara Coleman

Tara Coleman is a Clinical Nutritionist with a private practice in San Diego, CA. She speaks nationally on the topics of health and nutrition and has been cited as a nutrition expert by media such as NBC, FOX, SELF, Cosmopolitan and Dr. Oz The Good Life. Download her FREE 4 Step Nutrition Quick Start Guide and start feeling better today!

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