Everyone is always asking me what snacks they can eat with their busy schedule. With a little organization from the night before, you could eat healthy all the time AND enjoy the food you eat! Prepare some snacks from the night before so that you can just grab them on your way out in the morning. Here are some of my suggestions.
What snacks can we eat?
Nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.
Include nuts like almonds, walnuts, and cashews, and seeds like sunflower or pumpkin seeds. Mix them with some dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, Goji berries, apricots, or figs. You will get a good mix of good fats along with some added antioxidants from the fruit.
Home-made snack bars.
There are tons of easy recipes that you can choose from to create healthier versions of other ready-made bars that are out there. You can make your own from 5 ingredients: medjool date, almonds, oats, almond butter, and honey. They are super easy to make and without the additives you would find in store brands. Find the recipe here
Rice cakes made from brown rice + almond butter.
Nut butters like almond butter offer a lot of good nutrition and are easy to carry around.
Fruit and veg smoothie.
What better way to get nutrition quickly than to drink it?! You can get a lot of nutrients in just one cup! You can add ingredients like spinach, mixed berries, raw honey, and coconut oil. Just blend before you leave the house, stick it in a thermos, and enjoy!
As you can see, you don’t need to try very hard to have good nutrition next to you at all times. Having the above foods around you will help you to choose the right foods every time you eat instead of reaching for processed foods when there is nothing else around. Try the above snacks and tell me what you think!