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These options for on the go healthy snacks for busy days will save you time and keep you on track to meet your goals.
As you know, I’m a huge proponent for meal planning and meal prepping! This keeps me from being caught without any healthy options and having to resort to A) hanger, or B) Chickfila waffle fries. Though I don’t usually get mad about the latter, to be honest. But sometimes being perfectly planned and prepped isn’t feasible for whatever reason. In those instances, I like to keep some grab-and-go healthy snack options on hand.
On the Go Healthy Snacks for Busy Days
Despite my best intentions, I’ve been guilty of leaving my lunch box at home more times than I can count. This not only means I don’t have my lunch, but most of the time I don’t have any of my snacks either. As you can imagine, this causes me a great deal of anxiety. This year, I’m keeping a box of the new AdvoCare FIT Ready-to-Drink Protein in my classroom for these instances. (I got a mini-fridge for my room and my husband helped me set it up — YAY!) A ready-to-drink option requires no extra water, no blender bottle, no nothing! You can literally just grab it and go. For more options like this, you can shop my AdvoCare site here.
Bars are some of the easiest on the go healthy snack options for especially busy days. You can grab them and simply throw them in your bag on the way out the door. I always have some bars on hand at home and at school. They’re great options for Saturday afternoons or those weeks when you just don’t feel like prepping anything else! Some of my favorites are RX Bars (the kids’ line is great too!), Larabars, KIND Bars, Oh Yeah! One Bars, and the Tone It Up Protein Bars from Target. What are some of your favorite bars on-the-go?
What easier option is there than fresh fruit?! It takes next to no time to grab a handful of berries, and even less time to throw an apple or a banana in your bag. I could eat fruit all day every day, but I don’t because that’s a whole lotta carbs that I don’t necessarily need. But I also know a piece of fruit is a better option than, say, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
I like to keep Naked Juice as an option as well. I usually drink half a bottle because, again, a lot of carbs, but they’re a great choice when you need to fit some more nutrients into your day. I have, on more than one occasion, opened a bottle in the grocery store while I’m shopping to try and curb the urge to throw all the junk food into my cart. I usually grab the Naked Juice option containing more veggies than fruit — my favorite is Kale Blazer — but the fruity ones are a nice treat now and then!
In a perfect world, we would get our nutrients from whole food sources all the time. But it’s not a perfect world, and sometimes we’re left doing what we can with what we have at our disposal. “All things in moderation” and “something is always better than nothing” are two adages I try to keep in mind when the hanger hits. 😉
Question: What do you keep on hand for a healthy snack on-the-go?