Healthy Snacks for When You’re On the Go
There’s a whole diet movement based on “slow eating”. Members of this movement call for us to spend a lot more time at our miles, preparing them, taking time eating them, etc.
If that was the only way to eat healthily, most people in the world would be out of luck. We live in a fast-paced world, and sometimes we just have to eat healthy snacks on the run.
However, we don’t have to eat unhealthy foods when we’re on the go. Here are a few great healthy snacks suggestions to meet your dietary needs, even when you have to grab and go.
Dried Fruit and Nuts
I know, you have heard it many times before, but… eating assorted nuts is a great way to get protein, unsaturated fat, and magnesium. The fats in nuts help lower your LDL, otherwise known as bad, artery-clogging cholesterol. The protein gives you strength to keep your energy up and keep moving throughout your day. For an added boost, add some dried fruits, coconut flakes, and/or some dark chocolate for an even more nutritious and tasty snack.
You can make hard-boiled eggs in about fifteen to twenty minutes, and they travel really well. An egg has only 78 calories, and it’s packed with protein to keep you going.
A boiled egg is a very filling snack, but you may want to add at least some salt and pepper when you consume it.
Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Don’t forget the original grab and go foods! You can carry sliced cucumbers, carrot sticks, apples, bananas, and all kinds of other fruits and vegetables with you, and they’re a great source of fibre, complex carbohydrates, and all kinds of vitamins.
Grape tomatoes make an awesome snack that you can pop in your mouth like candy whenever you’re in a hurry.
Microwaved corn can be served cold or warm. Cook it in the microwave for 5 minutes and it’s done!
You can easily carry it with you in an airtight container or just in a glad wrap.
It is suggested however to choose organic corn over conventional as much conventional corn is genetically modified.
Cold meats and cheeses
Sliced salami, cabanossi, pastrami, ham, leftover lamb or pork, hard cheese, smoked tofu, are also great healthy snacks on the go, and very filling!
These snacks are easy to find in supermarkets and can last for a few hours out of the fridge.
These are just a few suggestions that you may consider when looking for healthy snacks on a go. Basically, any small sized meals can be served as “snacks”. Snacks are just small meals in between big meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner.
So if you fancy pizza, why not to have a small slice at 3pm!