Want to make your life ten times easier? Want to fix your diet – that’s what you regularly eat, not a short term thing – and find healthy snacks to replace those easy but high in calorie fast foodS? Then you’ve come to the wrote place!
I complied a list of my top favorite grab and go snacks that are delicious and healthy!
1. Sting Cheese
I love sting cheese! I take two with me everyday in my lunch bag. It’s a great source of calcium and protein and if you eat in moderation the calories aren’t a huge hit to your day. It’s also one of the few processed cheeses that is approved by parents and nutritionists a like!
2. Nuts & Seeds
Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds….the list goes on and on of nuts and seeds that you can add to your healthy grab snacks.
My personal favorites are almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds! I measure out spoonfuls of the seeds and a small handful of nuts to make my own little grab bags.
3. Hummus & Veggies
I’m actually very picky when it comes to veggies. I only recently started to like celery…if it has something else with it! My favorite things to pair with hummus (which there are tons of flavors to choose from) are baby carrots, broccoli, and celery sticks. I used to bye the single serve hummus at my local grocery store, but they stopped carrying them a few months ago. So now I buy the regular size containers and make my own little single serves for my lunches.
4. Strawberries & Greek Yogurt
I love Greek yogurt! But plain yogurt is kinda boring. So I bring some strawberries sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar to add on top. Perfect sweet treat!
5. Apples & Peanut Butter
Whether I slice my apples or cut them in half – pairing it with peanut butter makes it one of my all time favorite snacks! I often add a little cinnamon and sugar to the peanut butter. Mmmm so delicious!
As long as you stay away from ridiculous amounts of oil and butter on popcorn it can be a great snack to help with salty crunchy cravings. Keep a little parmesan cheese on hand to add that bit of cheesy goodness! I buy 100 calorie single serve microwave popcorn and keep some in my desk at work. Perfect afternoon snack!
7. Lunch Meat
Get the right lunch meat – my favorite is the double pack with both turkey and honey ham – and you have 6 grams of protein and around 30 calories per slice. Make a meat wrap with string cheese to make an even tastier snack!
8. Single Serve Tuna Kits
Tuna kits make the perfect grab and go snack! They come with crackers, tuna, pickle relish, and mayo, with a little spoon to enjoy it all with. Personally I’d like a little bit more relish, but I’ll take what I get. Most kits run around 200 calories and 6 grams of protein!
9. Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are low in calories but dense in nutrients. High in protein, calcium, B Vitamins, and more eggs make a great snack. Specially since you can hard boil a dozen at a time and enjoy having two a day for the whole week.
And now I really want one! Lol
A great source of A Vitamin, iron, potassium, and more pickles are a delicious snack to keep around! But be careful! Pickles can be high in sodium and sugars if you don’t pay close attention to the label.
Honestly snacks make up most of my meal plan right now since I don’t have a whole bunch of time to cook – or really know how to right now! – so prepping healthy snacks is so much easier.
Have any great grab and go snacks you love? Share them below! I love to hear more ideas!
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