Now that summer activities are in full swing, I'm here to tell you that there are really healthy snacks out there that you can eat on-the-go and guilt-free!
But first, why am I talking about healthy on-the-go snacks?
I’m talking about healthy snacks today because our modern lives get so busy, and that makes it hard to find time to suss out a healthy snack.
But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise your health by settling for Twinkies!
So, what’s important about healthy snacking?
Healthy snacks are important for those in-between meal moments because they:
● Sustain your energy from meal to meal
● Stabilize your blood sugar
● Keep your mood steady and focus sharp
So how do I know what to look out for in healthy, on-the-go snacks? Here are some ideas for you:
● Nuts—an excellent source of high protein:
Look for raw or dry roasted and stay away from nuts with additives like vegetable oil and salt as these can turn rancid if they sit in a bag in a store.
● Fruit—packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants:
Look for organic fruit like bananas packed with potassium and oranges loaded with Vitamin C
● Yogurt—high in protein and good source of healthy fats:
Look for full-fat, organic yogurt or ones that do not contain artificial flavors or sweeteners like corn syrup. Greek yogurt will give you a higher level of protein.
● Hard boiled eggs—high source of protein and will keep your blood sugars level:
Boil them the night before and throw a couple in your bag.
● Peanut butter sandwich—also high in protein and stabilizes blood sugar:
Look for a brand that is organic or free of additives.
● Energy bars—a much healthier and nutritious alternative to chocolate bars:
Avoid brands with soy protein isolate and look for brands that contain over 10 grams of whey protein, hemp protein or pea protein.
● Dark chocolate—high in natural caffeine that can give you that energy boost:
Look for brands that list cacao as the first ingredient not sugar.
● Trail Mix—packed with a combo of proteins and sugars to increase your energy:
Look for a mix that doesn’t contain added vegetable oil and salt or buy a variety of nuts, seeds, raisins and cranberries at the health store to mix yourself.
● Raw veggies—slices of raw veggies are loaded with vitamins and minerals:
Choose organic veggies where possible and cut the morning of to maintain their maximum nutrients instead of buying pre-cut slices in a bag.
● Seeds—pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are high in sources of vegetable protein:
Look for raw seeds wherever possible. You can find them in the bulk food section.
What do I do now?
The key to being successful is planning and prepping. You know you have events or games coming up prep your snack bags the day before. Make it easy for you to succeed. If it's something you really want you will invest time and energy into it.
If you want to make sure that you’re eating healthy all the time, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me 1-on-1. I can help you shortlist the best foods for your body, so you can feel great and look great now!
To your health!