I don’t find myself on the go for long periods of time usually, but when I do, I always bring snacks. I admit it, I get hangry. I know I’m not the only one either. My daughter (4) gets the same way and I’m going to go ahead and guess that we are not the only 2 afflicted with this particular problem.
Not only are these snacks great for everyday on-the-go eating, but I plan to bring a few of these with us on Thursday when we head back to Florida for 2 weeks. It’s just going to be me and my daughter on the 6-7 hour flight and we NEED healthy options. Airport food is the pits! You guys know what I’m talking about.
Some of these snacks will need a cold pack to keep them cool. I know this can be a hassle, but healthy food is worth the trade off in my opinion. Here ya go!
- 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese & Veggie Sticks/small handful of Organic Tortilla Chips ∗I like Nancy’s Lowfat Cultured Cottage Cheese and the veggies I usually bring are carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, and celery. (14 grams protein for just the cottage cheese)
- 1/2 cup Whole Milk Plain Yogurt, 1/2 cup sliced fruit, and 1/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice ∗Again, I like Nancy’s Plain Yogurt. Strawberries, blueberries, sliced banana, mango, cherries, etc. would all be great here. If you need a little extra sweetness in the plain yogurt, try adding 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup. (~12 grams protein for yogurt and nuts)
- 1/2 cup Hummus & Veggie Sticks/chips or pretzels ∗I always make my own hummus, but I know there are some good organic hummus brands out there. (~9.5 grams protein for just the hummus)
- 1 Organic Whole Wheat/Corn Wrap, 1/2 smashed Avocado, 1/2 cup smashed Pinto Beans ∗For this one I like to lay the wrap flat, smash the beans and avo on one half, then fold over so it’s more like a quesadilla. Other great options for fillings: fresh kale, lettuce, sliced cucumber, onion, 1 tsp hemp seeds, etc. I also like to sprinkle some cumin, drizzle a bit of EVOO, and grind some fresh black pepper on top. (~ 13 grams protein. The Wraps I use have 4g each, 1/2 cup pinto is 7.7g, 1/2 cup avo is 1.5g)
- 1 Organic Whole Wheat/Corn Wrap, 2 Tbsp your favorite nut butter, 1 banana ∗Spread the nut butter on the wrap and lay the whole (peeled) banana down and roll it up! Other optional additions would be blueberries, sliced strawberries, or hemp seeds. (~13 grams protein depending on your wrap and amount of nut butter you use. 1 tsp of hemp seeds adds an additional 1 gram of protein.)
- 1/2 cup cooked & cooled Quinoa, 1/2 cup berries, 1/4 cup chopped nuts, 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup ∗Cook your quinoa ahead of time or make extra if you are making it for dinner and refrigerate one portion size. When you are ready to leave the house, stir in the maple syrup and add berries and nuts on top. (~8 grams protein for quinoa and nuts)
That’s it! So easy to make all of these. A little bit of prep time will save you a lot of aggravation, money, and empty calories/toxins in processed “food”. Not only do these snacks have protein for sustained fullness, but they are also full of nutrients and antioxidants from the fruits and veggies. Your body and travel partners will be glad you thought ahead 😉
Do you have any favorite on-the-go snacks?