Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas To Go

snacksSometimes you’re on your way out the door and don’t have time to make a meal, and other times you’re just getting home from a long day and can’t wait to eat. Good thing it’s easy to grab something quick and satisfying! Whether you make your own grab-and-go bites or smart-shop them into your kitchen, these ideas will make it easy to eat healthy on the go.  You can also buy many healthy snacks online at this amazing market – shop now and get 25% off your order and FREE Shipping!

Quick Proteins

  • Mix nut butters with freshly ground seeds (run pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds through a coffee grinder), unsweetened coconut flakes, cacao nibs, dried fruit, and mashed dates, then roll them into balls to create raw “truffles.”
  • DIY trail mixes are ridiculously easy to make: just combine your favorite nuts and seeds with your favorite dried fruits. For a chocolate version, add chopped dark chocolate or raw cacao nibs.
  • Look for nut-and-seed-based snacks like Larabars and Clean Snax that are made with less added sugar.
  • Aged cheeses don’t need to be continually refrigerated, so they’re easy to take with you. Look for Cheddar, Gouda, Manchego, and other hard cheeses made with milk from grass-fed animals.
  • Olives don’t just come in brine at the olive bar—you can buy dry olives in pouches, too, which are much less messy and much more portable.

Hearty Proteins

  • Companies like Epic and Applegate offer cured meats sourced from sustainably raised animals, including salami, ham, and jerky.  I love The New Primal snack sticks HERE
  • Tuna and wild salmon come in pouches that travel well—just be sure to look for varieties that are in spring water rather than soybean oil.
  • Hardboiled eggs are an instant meal, and you can boil a batch of them and stash them in the fridge for up to a week.

Dips

  • Whether you buy it or make it, hummus travels well and is easily customizable. Once you’ve run a can of drained chickpeas through a food processor and added a clove of garlic, a spoonful of tahini, and lemon juice and sea salt to taste, you can toss in roasted peppers, olives, cilantro, sun-dried tomatoes (first soak them in water to rehydrate them), or whatever you like.
  • Baba ganoush is essentially hummus that’s based on roasted eggplant rather than chickpeas, and you can customize it the same way. Cumin, anyone?
  • Whole-milk plain Greek yogurt and whole-milk cottage cheese also make great bases for hearty dips—just stir in minced garlic, lemon, fresh herbs like dill or basil, and/or minced raw veggies.

Crunchy Snacks

  • Sautéed chickpeas make great snacks (or croutons). Make your own by frying cooked and well-drained chickpeas in ghee or extra-virgin olive oil for about 20 minutes over medium heat, then sprinkling with sea salt and/or your favorite spices.
  • Ditto for sautéed lentils—cook the lentils to their desired tenderness first, then treat them like chickpeas and sauté them with your favorite spices.
  • Look for truly whole-grain crackers like 100% whole-wheat Ak-Mak brand crackers or Scandinavian-style crispbreads made with 100% rye and/or wheat.

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